Everyone agrees that wireless cellular fleet management systems are too expensive. In addition the hassle of managing and monitoring those cellular subscriptions is often too much effort for many businesses. While small business fleets object to the expense and the adminsitrative hassles of cellular fleet management the larger fleets often struggle to justify the enormous monthy expenses. There is another way!
Fleet Genius local wireless systems for fleet management eliminates the need for cellular subscriptions and the complexity of invoice management. Once the system is installed Fleet Genius customers never pay another penny for wireless connectivity. It is all included in the local wireless system at purchase time. Just like WiFI systems - once you install the wireless router you have no more wireless expenses to contend with.
Prova's Zigbee and Bluetooth wireless systems eliminates the need for expensive wireless connectivity offered by the phone company.
Local wireless fleet management systems can trim $5-$15/month per vehicle off fleet management monthly operating expenses.
Local wireless fleet management systems use wireless data loggers that monitor and record vehicle activity in real time. Unlike cellular wireless trackers which upload a position on a map at a regular interval, generally only every 2 - 5 minutes, dataloggers wait until they get back within range of a basestation to upload that information.
Eliminating cellular from your fleet operation doesn't eliminate any of the powerful automation you expect from your fleet management system. Local wireless supports automated updating anytime your vehicles come back to the office.
Local wireless guarantees that when your vehicles come back to the office every evening or at shift changes you'll be collecting trip and diagnostic information every few hours. Unless you need to track the actual location of your vehicle every minute of the day local wireless is the right solution for your fleet.
One of the main problems with cellular based fleet management systems is the expense of collecting accurate data. The higher the accuracy you require the more you'll pay for your cellular link. This is why most AVL fleet tracking systems only track vehicle location every 5 minutes.
If you think about it that means you only get feedback from your fleet vehicles 12 times an hour. You can improve that reporting frequency but it will raise the cost of your cellular bill.
Enterprise grade data logging fleet monitors with local wireless links don't have that cost penalty. Prova's Fleet Genius VHMs collect and analyze data from your vehicle every second which means that the VHM collects data 3,600 times per hour versus 12, 30 or 60 times an hour; that is 300% more accurate than collecting and reporting data every 5 minutes.
When your employees drive their personally owned vehicles (POV) to perform work for your business you could be liable for their mistakes and bad driving related accidents. As soon as they turn that engine on you could be responsible.
Fleet Genius driver behavior monitoring software and OBD2 monitors are perfect for tracking grey fleet driver issues without invading your employees privacy. You can track employee driving performance without tracking where they have been during the day.