It is a general misconception that fleet management only provides a vehicle tracking system. In reality, there is so much more to offer. One such feature is geofencing, which is most often underutilized. Geofencing is a technological advancement in the Flotilla fleet management system through which a virtual geographical boundary is created through GPS.
Whenever the marked vehicle enters or leaves that predefined boundary, an alert is generated to inform the manager. It is as easy to draw such a digital edge for our customers as it is to search for any location on Google Maps.
Geofencing may be done in the workplace, warehouse, home, or any other area required to our customer. It has many applications such as it provides security, helps in the management of vehicle network, enhances efficiency, prevents vehicles from entering overlapping territories, saves time, and eliminates off-hour use of company automobiles.
So, whether Flotilla trackers are acquired for personal use or professional, geofencing should be utilized because it will make vehicle management hell of a lot easier.
Applications of Geofencing
1.Recovery of Stolen Vehicle through geofencing
If there is the unauthorized movement of a vehicle in or out of the geofenced area, an instant alert is generated through which relevant authorities can be informed in time. Through this application, the probability of recovery of the stolen automobile is enhanced manifolds.
2.Better supervision of fleet with geofencing
Geofencing provides managers with accurate information regarding the where about of their fleet. Whenever a vehicle enters the geofenced area to make a delivery or to pick carriage, and when it leaves, the manager gets instantly notified. Moreover, in case of a large number of fleets operating in a complex network, geofencing enhances efficiency and prevents vehicles from entering overlapping zones.
Through this feature, managers can supervise their fleet much better and enhance the entire fleet network’s efficiency.
3.Prohibition of off-hour use of company vehicles
A company does not allow personal use of cars, geofencing can monitor and implement that rule properly. For instance, any area where the vehicle is parked can be geofenced, and if that vehicle moves out of that boundary during off-hours, the manager can be informed instantly through the alert system. This way, managers can efficiently prevent unauthorized personal use of company automobiles.
Prevention of vehicles from entering overlapping territories
If multiple vehicles are operating in different zones, geofencing can prevent them from entering into each other territories. The operating area of cars can be geofenced in such a way that no two regions overlap. This way, an alarm would be triggered if any vehicle enters the operating area of another one. Hence, through geofencing, all vehicles can operate in their respective territories.
Enhanced quality of communication
Managers not using geofencing need to confirm manually pick and drop all shipments. This routine becomes very hectic and can cause miscommunication at so many levels. The best solution to this problem also lies in geofencing.
Through this feature, all the information on job sites is conveyed to managers through a computer-generated alert system.