HOW AVL/ FLEET MANAGEMENT WILL HELP YOU…
The agriculture and farming industry is an early adopter of technology and fleet tracking tools. Plows, tractors, combines and more were actually the start of smart agriculture—and today, the U.S. agricultural industry continues to take advantage of new technology such as telematics to better their businesses.
“Smart agriculture” refers to technologies designed to improve efficiency as the demand to produce greater yields using fewer resources continues to grow. Let’s explore three fundamental ways that those in the agriculture and farming industry can put technology to work for their business.
GPS tracking systems also give fleet managers analytics data to assist in maintaining their connected farm equipment, from fitting maintenance schedules into the calendar to helping reduce wasteful engine idling.
GPS tracking devices and fleet management solutions make it easy to identify where vehicles are left at the end of a work shift and keep track of all of their locations while in use. This insight into where a vehicle is at all times is essential to protecting it—as not knowing where an asset is puts it at risk for theft or damage.
You can use GPS tracking solutions to keep records of land that has already been addressed so your field service workers don’t go out of their way unnecessarily. Improved routes can help you reduce non-productive labor, lower fuel consumption and costs, and can ultimately reduce vehicle wear and tear to extend the life of expensive equipment.