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Fleet FAQ? Data-Driven Fleet Management

Q. Just prior to the pandemic, we cycled in a number of new vehicles. How can my telematics solution help me improve our residual value?

A. Using telematics data to proactively manage vehicle safety and maintenance can help improve your residual value. Particularly if you’re operating a geographically distributed fleet, you can monitor if your drivers are adhering to fleet safety and maintenance policies designed to retain the maximum value of your vehicles

For example, in MyGeotab, fleet managers can monitor compliance to company policy through safety reports that highlight driver behavior, including:

  • Degree of corner turn.
  • Acceleration.
  • Seat-belt usage.
  • Speeding and braking habits.

By improving driver safety habits, you’ll be helping to cut down on the wear and tear of the vehicle, and, even more importantly, reducing the potential for collisions. You’ll also be able to monitor fleet efficiency and revenue generation, specifically related to uptime and downtime, through routine maintenance, repairs, pick-ups and drop-offs.

And this is just the beginning of how you can retain and improve your resale value with a telematics platform.

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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