Facing tightening budgets, fleet managers are looking for ways to maximize vehicle usage and optimize fleet size. To assist them, Networkfleet announced the availability of new fleet utilization reports for users of its wireless fleet management system. The new reports provide detailed information on each vehicle’s usage, including miles traveled, engine hours, days utilized, number of trips and more, for specific periods of time, allowing fleet managers to analyze both under- and overutilization of vehicles to maximize fleet productivity.
Networkfleet’s wireless fleet management system continuously monitors a vehicle’s GPS location and engine status. Fleet managers log in to a secure website to access the new Networkfleet utilization reports, which include the Utilization Summary Report and the Utilization by Day Report. Users can set multiple parameters for each report, allowing them to run a comprehensive report for all vehicles on a single parameter such as “miles driven,” or an exception report such as “miles driven greater than 100” or “days utilized less than five.”
“In this economy, fleet managers are being asked tough questions about how, why and by whom their vehicles are being used,” says Keith Schneider, president and chief executive officer of Networkfleet. “Networkfleet is working closely with customers to provide them with the information they need to make intelligent decisions that improve fleet utilization and maintain mission-critical operations.”
The utilization reports originally were developed for one of Networkfleet’s state government customers, who used the reports to successfully reduce its fleet size by 20 percent, recovering $2.3 million in operating costs. Since then, a variety of fleets – including those from local, state and federal governments – have used utilization information from Networkfleet to reduce costs significantly, the company says.