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Fleet FAQ? Data-Driven Fleet Management

Q. We have a pretty good handle on TCO, but one thing we’re missing is asset utilization measurements. How can our telematics solution help?

A. Your telematics solution should be able to monitor the three key performance indicators (KPIs) for monitoring asset utilization:

  • Days driven
  • Drive time
  • Mileage

For example, Geotab’s Asset Utilization Report summarizes the 10 most used and the 10 least used vehicles in your fleet. This type of report helps to identify vehicles that need to be rotated into use more frequently, and also allows you to analyze why these assets aren’t being used as much as others in the fleet and vice versa.

This will help to determine future acquisition priorities, vehicle rightsizing and even vehicle spec’ing. In addition to the utilization report, you can also run the Fleet Distance Trend Report and the Watchdog Report . The former will help you determine if you need to flex up or downsize the fleet based on capacity. The latter will help you determine if you’re getting all of the data necessary from all fleet vehicles to monitor asset utilization.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Sherry Calkins

Associate Vice President, Strategic Partners

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

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