The fleet vehicle pre-delivery advantage
July 12, 2022
From the time a fleet vehicle leaves the factory or upfitter until it is delivered to the driver is a critical decision phase that is traditionally very challenging to get accurate status, especially as ongoing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) production delays and supply chain restraints persist. Gaining visibility to real-time status of where the vehicle is in the ordering process can save you time, costs and enhance your driver’s experience.
Vehicle location data is a critical component to improving core fleet offerings for the duration of a fleet vehicle’s lifecycle – including status of your vehicle during the ordering process.
Pre-delivery reporting allows you to view the location of your fleet vehicles* after they leave the factory or upfitter, providing automated status updates without manual supplier or driver input. This can help you minimize time spent answering questions, better plan for remarketing of older vehicles and allow for prompt follow up with the driver so new vehicles aren’t sitting on dealer lots unnecessarily.
Visibility and accountability
Daily pre-delivery location reporting in the Xcelerate Report Center allows you to monitor the fleet vehicle’s last known location, see how long it has been at that location and how far it is from its delivery destination. This visibility provides an analytical view to fleet vehicle delivery timing and delays, and tracking of arrival and idle time at upfitters so fleet managers can enforce service accountability.
Keeping up with your fleet needs
The ability to track packages and food delivery has become a norm of everyday life, making fleet vehicle pre-delivery location tracking of potentially thousands of orders a critical, well-managed fleet feature, that could save fleets significantly in costs and time of manual updates.
The fleet industry remains agile by strategically approaching challenges as they shift, placing further advancements of pre-delivery reporting top-of-mind. The future of this technology will:
- Provide more accurate information on delivery estimates
- Establish benchmarks for fleet vehicle upfitters
This program is a completely standalone feature, not requiring a complicated contract and is assessed as a one-time fee per vehicle.
Get in touch
Contact Element Fleet Management today to learn more about pre-delivery reporting and how to leverage this telematics feature to make data-driven decisions to maintain fleet costs and productivity while awaiting vehicle delivery.
*Pre-delivery reporting is currently only available through GM, but additional manufacturers are expected to release their own capabilities in the near-term.
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