Why Remote Asset Management Is Good For The Environment

The advanced vehicle tracking systems that make remote asset management possible save companies money and help save the environment too. With GPS trackers in place, businesses can save in many ways over maintaining a fleet of vehicles and employees who could be anywhere.

Using GPS fleet management, companies can streamline vehicle routing to make sure there is as little waste as possible. That saves resources.

In fact, waste is one of the biggest enemies of the environment. Since most fleet vehicles still operate on fossil-fuel products, wasted trips and wasted time in vehicles causes more environmentally harmful by-products to be released into the air than necessary.

Waste is also the enemy of a company’s bottom line. Companies that waste time, fuel and labour hours are destined for failure. That’s why environmentally friendly remote asset management using GPS trackers make sense from every point of view.

While imprecise routing costs companies’ money, so do bad driving habits. GPS trackers can help companies monitor the amount of time a vehicle is left idling, its speed and the number of sudden, hard stops. Excessive idling, driving at high speeds and quick stops waste fuel, creating a greater environmental impact than necessary.

Even when company tasks seem to be completed in reasonable amounts of time, businesses without remote asset management capabilities never know when employees are making unnecessary detours, leaving cars running when they should be turned off or driving in ways that endanger other drivers and company assets as well negatively impact the environment.

Problem employees can be called in and addressed individually, but company policies regarding idle times, unexpected route changes and other small things that impact both the environment and the bottom line can also be adjusted.

GPS tracking provides an array of statistical information that can be used to increase efficiency and therefore increase environmental responsibility. Having in hand the statistics that GPS tracking provides makes it easy to present a case for changes.

Just about every unmonitored vehicle is wasting something. When business owners multiply the bits of waste during one day’s use of one car by the total number of vehicles owned by the company, it’s easy for them to see just how big a difference GPS tracking can make.

With a complete remote asset management program in place, companies that were once flabby and unfriendly to the environment can become lean, responsible players in their industries.