Using telematics solutions to optimize your existing vehicle fleet.


Telematics to the rescue

Modern fleet management solutions

Three ways you can use telematics to optimize your fleet today.

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T-Mobile fleet management solutions put comprehensive, actionable insights right at your fingertips. Make informed decisions in near real-time to optimize your fleet operations.

Nathan Forster, Head of Automotive and Transportation Marketing

If you’re looking for extra capacity and haven’t considered your existing fleet, telematics can help you discover new opportunities, optimize your current assets, and save money at the same time.

All transportation and logistics organizations want to do more with less, but their traditional fleet management strategies may prevent them from reaching that goal. This is because organizations usually add more vehicles when they need to scale up—resulting in more costs for equipment, drivers, fuel, and ongoing maintenance. 

What you may not know, however, is that you probably have additional transportation capacity hidden within your current fleet. In fact, you may not even need to purchase additional vehicles to either replace an aging fleet or add new capacity. Instead, you can use telematics to identify extra capacity within your fleet.


Telematics to the rescue.

Telematics captures important vehicle data and provides visibility across the entire fleet operation. It provides data that T&L companies can use to improve every aspect of their operations, increasing the efficiency of everything from the routes drivers take to how they drive.

Good telemetry data saves companies money, helps them be more productive, and makes the best use of their current transportation assets. It works like this:

  • Using the telemetry data, companies can easily see the average performance of a vehicle in their fleets, including miles driven, destinations reached, and so forth.
  • Organizations can use that data to easily identify trends, address problems, and determine available capacity.
  • This “found capacity” can then be utilized or, if necessary, the organization can reduce fleet size to save on depreciation, maintenance and other costs.


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T-Mobile has teamed up Geotab and Spireon, industry leaders in fleet telematics, to maximize your fleet management operations and enable you to have a more connected fleet.

With Geotab’s fleet management solution, you can plan out more productive routes and also minimize problems like aggressive driving—all while reducing fuel-wasting behaviors. For example, driving just five miles an hour over the speed limit can waste up to 28 cents per gallon. Being able to identify and address these behaviors across your entire fleet can lead to substantial cost savings.

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Telematics also improves routing and scheduling. Spireon’s solution provides visibility into dispatch vehicles and drivers via a live view of fleet location, traffic conditions, and street maps. For example, when you can add another job onto a driver’s daily schedule, that single move can directly increase revenue and reduce the need for additional vehicles and drivers. Your customers will recognize your commitment to improving and optimizing appointment times, which increases brand loyalty.


Three ways you can use telematics to optimize your fleet today.

Using telematics technologies, T&L companies can identify daily workflow patterns, automate routines, make accurate predictions, and recommend next actions. 

Here are three more ways telematics helps you optimize your current fleet:

  • Telematics provides vehicle utilization data, which helps you determine how often a vehicle is being used and by whom. You can use this information to easily determine replacement or even rightsizing strategies.
  • Using telematics, you can benchmark vehicle health against similar companies with similar equipment. This will help you identify areas of improvement and also tell you what you’re doing well.
  • Finally, fleet managers can use telematics to positively influence driver behaviors, minimize long-term equipment damage, reduce operational costs (i.e., fuel consumption), and ultimately extend the maintenance intervals of tires, brakes, and other vehicle parts.


Customers expect more.

At a time when customer expectations can change on the dime, your fleet has to be flexible, optimized, and adaptable. Instead of just adding more vehicles and drivers to their fleets, smart T&L organizations are leveraging telematics to optimize their current assets, unlock valuable insights, address issues, make better decisions, and boost efficiency. For more information about telematics and fleet management solutions provided by T-Mobile for Business, check out our transportation industry page.

About the author:

Nathan Forster.

Working in collaboration with marketing, product, and sales teams, Nathan leverages perspective from his 20 years in the transportation industry that have stretched from the grease pit to the boardroom. Within the T-Mobile for Business marketing team, he directs strategy, provides thought leadership, and develops content for the automotive and transportation industries.

Prior to T-Mobile Nathan worked for a major automotive OEM. Serving as director of fleet operations and overseeing $40 million+ assets, he built processes and KPIs resulting in a 35% improvement in fleet uptime, reduced operations costs, and identification of new revenue. Equally comfortable under the hood, rolling out large-scale IoT projects, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in wireless technology, Nathan’s career has revolved around spearheading initiatives, establishing meaningful oversight, and using technology to solve pain points.

Nathan is originally from West Tennessee. He moved to Denver, Colorado where he attended Colorado Christian University, graduating with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration. He currently lives in Vancouver, Washington, where he enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and riding his motorcycles.

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