GPS Technology Beginning Phases
We are in the beginning stages of evaluating GPS technology for both Fleet benefit but for the end users (wires/poles) as well. We would really appreciate any assistance you could provide and if you would be willing to have a conversation with us, if needed.
1)Do you have telematics (GPS) technology for your Fleet? If so, do you have on 100% of your fleet or different classifications? If less than 100% installation, how did you determine where to install (ie larger equipment, etc)
2)What provider do you use?
3)Does it interface with your Fleet Maintenance Management System (i.e. AssetWorks M5)? Any details would be appreciated.
4)The challenge we’ve heard is the ability to review all the data and use this data to make decisions.
a)How did you address the impact to resources necessary to read and use the data? End User group (ie Electric Utilities: Energy Distribution Dept) or Fleet?
b)Could you select priority areas to monitor only (ie speed, brakes, engine, routing, etc). If so, could you share any background on what you chose and why?
c)did you find the benefit and use of the data ongoing or was it used more in the beginning and then use dropped off?
5)Have you realized quantifiable savings from the technology (extended vehicle lifecycle (ie better utilization, identifying key engine problems before failure? Fuel? Routing? Fleet maintenance?
6)Have you seen any benefits from a safety perspective through monitoring of speed, seatbelt, etc? If so, could you provide some information on percent decrease or examples of cases where telematics was attributed to the reduction in safety incident(s)?
7)How were you able to come to the decision to go forward – business case, ROI ? We see an ROI being difficult unless the end user could use this service for work order routing, etc. Any unique data to consider in the calculation?
8)How was the technology accepted by the users (some feel ‘big brother is watching’)
9)If you had a choice to go to telematics or not, would you do it again? Why or why not?
We appreciate any help you can provide and thanks for taking your time.