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Fleets are an integral part of modern businesses. They transport goods
and services, al lowing companies to remain competitive in the global
In a 2020 American Trucking Association (ATA) report, 38.9 mil l ion
trucks are registered for business use in the United States. In addition,
the ATA reported that trucking f leets transport 72.2% of freight in the
Such an important role in transporting goods around the country
necessitates more signif icant attention to managing f leets in the most
eff icient way possible.
THE NEED FOR EFFICIENCY
Many businesses recognize the importance of fleets to their success and
invest in different tools and technologies to increase efficiency. Companies
are exploring ways to help their trucking fleets work more efficiently,
including using technology to optimize routes, reduce fuel costs, and
According to a 2021 survey conducted by ABI Research, 47 percent of the 1,350
fleet managers surveyed invested in fleet technology systems helping to
improve their vehicle data tracking.
The most popular way fleets are improving efficiency is using management
software. Forty-five percent of 1,200 fleet managers in the U.S. have received
a positive return on investment within 11 months.
This software helps fleets track and monitor data such as vehicle location, fuel
usage, and driver performance. It generally includes real-time tracking, route
optimization, predictive maintenance scheduling, analytics and reporting
capabilities, and driver rewards programs. Management software allows fleets
to be better equipped, helping managers make decisions that lead to improved
efficiency. It can also help fleet managers increase customer satisfaction by
responding quickly to customer requests.
In addition, fleet management software can be used to reduce costs, such as
fuel and maintenance expenses. By using this softw