How Vehicle Tracking Can Aid In The Maintenance Of a Healthy Fleet during Periods Of Inactivity | FLEET-EYE

There will always be times when your fleet will be less active than usual. Whether it’s a holiday, the slow season for your industry, or the coronavirus pandemic shutting down normal trade, there will be times when your vehicles aren’t on the road.

However, it is critical that you are aware of everything that is going on with your fleet during these times, especially when it comes to the health of your vehicles. Vehicle Tracking can assist you in ensuring that your fleet is ready to go once the downtime has ended, with no time and/or costly expenses required to repair any damage caused by inactivity.

Battery Status Monitoring

Depending on how long your fleet tracker is idle, it can become increasingly important to be able to monitor the battery status of each of your vehicles.

Many vehicle tracking providers, including FLEET-EYE, have built-in battery status reports that allow you to see the most recent voltage readings for each of your vehicles. With a battery status report in your fleet tracker management toolkit, you can see if the voltage readings are low or critical before you have a completely dead battery.

FLEET-EYE reports also show the battery status for the previous two months, giving you a better understanding of how your vehicle’s batteries are performing. With careful monitoring, you can avoid any problems that may arise as a result of your vehicles being out of service and keep them ready for use when they are.

Keeping Track of MOT/service Due Dates

Even if you only have a few vehicles in your fleet tracker, keeping track of multiple MOT due dates, insurance renewals, and other routine maintenance activities can be difficult at best. If your fleet is out of commission for an extended period of time, some dates may fall through the cracks, resulting in fines or even unexpected repairs and expenses.

Even if only some of your vehicles are in use, if you have a vehicle tracking system with a MOT/service dates reporting feature, you can easily keep track of all of those dates and keep an eye out for any approaching deadlines. FLEET-EYE’s grouping feature allows you to categorize your vehicles for easier vehicle management, allowing you to group vehicles that are frequently driven.

Geofencing Security Alerts

FLEET-EYE, like many other vehicle tracking systems, is not specifically designed to prevent vehicle theft. However, having a system installed, especially during a downtime, can provide you with peace of mind that your vehicles are where they should be, even when they are not in use.

By establishing a geofence around your office or depot and making it “Mandatory” for the duration of the expected period of inactivity, you will receive an alert if any of your vehicles leave the zone. This allows you to keep track of your Fleet Tracker even if you are not in the office or on-site to monitor them personally. Vehicle tracking is an invaluable tool for any business that relies on mobility, but it can also be beneficial to your fleet during periods of inactivity.

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