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Fleet Management FAQs

In today's busy world, fleet managers have a hugely important role to play in everything from delivering our food, to ensuring our parcels reach our doors on time. To support fleet managers in their journey to meet customer needs, we've created this easy to digest fleet management FAQ covering topics including fleet tracking, telematics, driver behaviour and road safety. We'll continue to update this page to answer the questions being asked by fleet professionals. 

Frequently Asked Fleet Management Questions

How does Telematics work? 

What is telematics and how is telematics data captured? In this FAQ discover how telematics can be a benefit to your business, how it is kept safe and secure and what it can do to improve the safety of your drivers and staff? 

How to choose a Fleet Tracking System? 

What are the key considerations when implementing fleet tracking? In this FAQ, read our expert advice on identifying and choosing the right tracking system for your business and what features will help you reach your goals. 

How is Telematics data kept secure? 

What are telematics providers doing to keep your data safe? This FAQ looks at what telematics companies should be doing to protect personal data gathered via GPS tracking and other telematics technology.

How often should I check my employee's driving licence? 

Adequate, regular and robust licence checking processes can be used by fleet operators to defend against potential issues, this FAQ will help to answer questions around your employee's driving licences. 

How to reduce fuel consumption in trucks?

Discover how you can use Telematics in your company to help reduce fuel burn and expenses, and to shorten vehicle routes and decrease engine idling time.

How to read digital tachograph printouts?

Each driver must have a personal digital tachograph card, in order to reduce the risk of fraudulent or inaccurate data. This data can also be viewed on computers using the appropriate software.

How does telematics improve driver safety?

Telematics can help driver safety by providing detailed insights into both drivers and vehicle performance on the road and alerting fleet managers to risky driver behaviour.

Do dashcams reduce insurance premiums?

Dashboard cameras reduce insurance premiums by supporting driver safety and driver training initiatives and protect businesses against false insurance claims

Why is telematics more than just a vehicle tracker?

Telematics centralises information about vehicle location, other data relating to vehicle activity, and information from connected technology and software. 

How can I use Telematics to motive my drivers? 

What telematics data should be used to motivate drivers? In this FAQ, read about how Telematics data can be used to support driver incentive and retention schemes.

How does Telematics help improve drivers working environment?

What can telematics do to simplify drivers working lives? This FAQ explores the areas that we have seen our customers utilise telematics to reduce driver stress, implement development plans and enhance driver safety. 

How long do Tachograph infringements last?

Tachograph infringements can result in different punishments, including various levels of fines or even imprisonment. The information provided in this FAQ can help you understand how long they last.

How to create a driver drug and alcohol policy?

In this FAQ, we review how management can create an effective drug and alcohol policy that provides staff with a clear understanding of what the likely sanctions are for those who break the rules (and what should be expected of them).

How long do you keep tachograph records for?

Fleet operators must be allowed to download digital tachograph data from driver cards whenever it is requested, but must download the data from driver cards at least every 28 calendar days and from vehicle units at least every 90 calendar days.

How to reduce insurance premiums with data?

Insurance companies make decisions on premium costs based on claim histories – the record of events that indicates whether a commercial vehicle operator is a good risk. Driver behaviour, previous accidents and violations determine this assessment.

How does a dashboard camera work?

Dashboard cameras use digital video technology. Simple dashboard cameras do not record the video feed; they provide a continuous display transmitted to a monitor, like the backup cameras in many automobiles.

How does fleet insurance work?

Fleet insurance premiums are dependent on a number of factors such as fleet size, average age of the fleet, driver training arrangements and the overall safety record.