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Fleet Management FAQs

You have a lot of questions about Fleet Management, and it can be a tough area to navigate. We have the resources and answers for you to find the answers to everything you need to know.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is GPS Truck Tracking?
    A truck tracking solution captures data from your trucking fleet to enable your organisation to make better informed decisions that will benefit your fleet, staff, and your business - which will ultimately have a positive affect on the services you promise and beyond to your customers. Data captured from your fleet can also be used to ensure that your drivers are operating your assets in a safe and efficient manner.
     
  • What about Construction Fleet Management?
    In today’s ultra-competitive construction market, securing a bid, improving profits or sometimes just keeping the company running depends on the thinnest of margins. Here are the answers to the most often-asked questions regarding maximising productivity in the heavy construction industry.
     
  • How to Reduce Insurance Premiums with Data?
    Insurance companies make decisions on premium costs based on claim histories – the record of events that indicates whether a commercial vehicle operator is a good risk. Driver behaviour, previous accidents and violations determine this assessment.
     
  • How to reduce fuel consumption in trucks
    Telematics can help improve fuel efficiency and reduce related expenses, by using technology to shorten routes taken, improve driver behaviour and decrease engine idling time. Telematics can identify driver behaviours that consume excess fuel, such as excessive acceleration, and help fleet managers recognise when engine performance is affecting fuel economy.
     
  • How to select a vehicle tracking system for an enterprise business
    Vehicle tracking solutions come in all shapes and price ranges, but not all are ruggedised or built to support enterprise-level operations. Before you begin your selection process, consider the many areas where a vehicle tracking system can support your business and help it grow to levels you’ve never seen before.
     
  • How do I calculate Fringe Benefits Tax?
    Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is calculated via two standard methods, either the statutory fraction or using a logbook. While the statutory fraction is the most common, the logbook method is much more precise. However, using a manual logbook still leaves you prone to inefficiencies.
     
  • How do I keep my business safe and compliant?
    Working with fleets means working with a large staff who operate a number of heavy vehicles. That’s a lot to look after! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about how you can ensure your business is both safe and stays compliant.
     
  • What is the Work Health and Safety Act?
    The Health And Safety at Work Act extends the scope of business liability for driver welfare and is relevant to all industries. Here are the answers to the most often-asked questions regarding what the legislation means to you.
     
  • What is an Electronic Work Diary (EWD)?
    An Electronic Work Diary (EWD) is a system used to record work and rest times of heavy vehicle drivers. They can be used alongside written work diaries to help transport operators track and maintain compliance with Chain of Responsibility and fatigue laws as well as reducing errors. 
     
  • What is FTC Manager?
    Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) system is one of a kind in the world. It can be difficult to grasp, especially when you have a large varied fleet. With this mind, we've written up a FAQ page, to help you get your head around the law.
     
  • How do I Calculate and Claim Fuel Tax Credits?
    Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) allow you to claim back some (or all) of the tax that’s included in the price of fuel. Before claiming FTC on your business activity statement (BAS), it’s important to understand what credits you’re entitled to and establish a system to collect and calculate fuel use.
     
  • How can GPS tracking improve your Fuel Tax Credit claims?
    By using GPS tracking for all assets that use fuel, you can capture tonnes of real-time data and automate the Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) claim process. You gain more visibility into your fleet’s fuel usage, leading to a more accurate FTC return.
     
  • What is Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)?
    Gradual changes to the statutory calculation of Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) over the past five years have had serious cost implications for your business. Here are the answers to the most often-asked questions regarding what the legislation means to you