Five things you can do with your free time once you have fleet tracking

Posted by Andrew Mead

When you’re running -- or helping to run -- a business, it can often seem like you have a never ending list of things to do and never enough hours in the day to do them. And with an ever-growing to-do list, it is often the customer-focused tasks which take precedence, leaving scheduling, billing, timesheets, and other such admin to fall down the pecking order. 

It does not need to be that way however. Implementing a fleet tracking system can help you make substantial time savings by automating many of your administrative processes and giving you fast, easy-to-understand access to the information you need to complete such tasks. 

The question then is -- what do you do with your new found free time? 

Here are five things you can do with your free time once you have fleet tracking…

Check out the competition

When you’re busy running your business, it’s easy to find yourself absorbed in your own little bubble, unaware of what your competitors are up to. Quite simply, you’ve got a million and one things to do for your own business, when on earth do you have time to look into anyone else’s?

It has to be said, however, that understanding what your competitors are doing is absolutely crucial – what are they getting right? What aren’t they doing so well? Can you learn any lessons from their successes or mistakes?  

When you’re constantly spending your time scrambling to get your fleet vehicles under control, sometimes your competitors can sneak up on you. Fleetmatics can help to give you back that time and help you to get a leg-up on your closest rivals.

Get social

When you’re arranging deliveries, dealing with customers, and planning rotas , social media is probably the last thing on your mind. 

But, for any business, a social media presence is becoming increasingly important. So use your extra time to plan a social media strategy, build your audience, and engage with your fans and followers. 

Check in with your customers

Maintaining a good relationship with your customers is key if you want to succeed and grow as a company. Of course, it can also be somewhat time consuming and a relatively low priority on your endless list of tasks – after all, if your customers were unhappy or needed something, they’d let you know about it, right? 

Now that you’ve managed to free up some extra time thanks to your fleet management system, you can really start giving your customers the attention they deserve. So drop them the occasional email to check everything’s going ok or follow up a delivery with a phone call to see how they found the service. 

Recruit some new talent

For your business to develop and grow, you need to be constantly on the lookout for new talent – which is easier said than done when you’ve got a to-do list the length of your arm. But with the time that you’ve saved by implementing a fleet tracking system, you can schedule time to identify which areas of the business need new talent and then take your time selecting the best person for the job.  

Enjoy a well-earned rest!

The term ‘early finish’ may no longer be in your vocabulary but with a Fleetmatics solution, it could be.

So why not fill the admin-shaped whole in your schedule by firing up Netflix or heading out for a long-lunch -- you deserve it! 

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