New advancements in automation, ranging from telematics and big data to
accident management systems, have completely transformed modern fleet
In 2020, the adoption of fleet management technology increased by 8%. A recent
study also shows that 22% of fleet companies now fully automate selecting and
dispatching drivers for each job. Twenty-six percent also fully automate expense
As automation in the vehicle industry continues to evolve, fleet companies must
leverage these technologies to improve driver safety and grow their business.
Here are three ways automation is shaping the future of fleet management.
Enables powerful data retrieval and analysis
Research shows that 30% of fleet decision makers use telematics data on driving behaviour to improve
safety. Automated data collection and analysis tools allow fleet companies to extract valuable vehicle data,
such as speed, kilometres travelled, oil condition and fuel consumption.
Manual data collection not only takes time and effort, but is also prone to costly human error. Capturing
data digitally and in real-time helps fleet managers plan ahead, improve fuel management systems, and
increase vehicle safety and productivity.
Supports vehicle connectivity and predictive maintenance
The goal of predictive maintenance is to anticipate and resolve issues quickly to minimise downtime and
Today, 64% of fleet managers are currently using GPS fleet tracking technologies in their organization. In
the fleet industry, real-time telematics data is used to proactively spot truck failures and track the
maintenance needs of vehicles. Engineering and machine learning capabilities are combined to create
intuitive on-board computers and allow better connectivity.
Improved connectivity, in turn, allows seamless collection of vehicle and driver data. Using this information,
fleet managers can quickly schedule repairs and prevent critical failures.
Improves fleet safety