Improve Maintenance Dispatch at All Levels
When a call comes in about a road obstruction or some other problem that requires the dispatch of a municipal maintenance vehicle to the scene, it’s important to get there as quickly as possible. The longer a pothole, animal carcass, or accident debris remains, there more risk there is of damage to commuter vehicles.
With municipal fleet tracking, dispatch can check the current location of each maintenance vehicle and see which one is closest to the roadway hazard. This saves time asking for verbal callouts from each maintenance vehicle and manually trying to map out a least-time route.
Monitor Vehicle Engine Data
Road maintenance and emergency response vehicles move a lot of miles in a short period of time. Keeping these vehicles in top condition is important for preventing costly breakdowns.
With GPS fleet tracking, you can get a remote monitoring report that details key engine performance statistics. Using this information, you can identify the need for preventative maintenance to preserve engine performance and prevent an on-the-road breakdown that costs a large amount of time and money to fix.
In addition to these engine statistics, you can get actual miles traveled and compare this information to the fuel consumption reported for that vehicle, which can help you more accurately assess the vehicle’s mpg.