Two out of three fleets in the UK are still not using Telematics

The number still compares favourably to our European counterparts where 80% of fleets have yet to take advantage of the benefits telematics bring.

Findings from the 2018 edition of the Corporate Vehicle Observatory Barometer, suggests:

  • A bias towards larger fleets on the uptake of track technology
    • 17% of fleets with less than 10 vehicles
    • 47% of fleets with 10-49 vehicles
    • 56% of fleets with 50 or more

The top reasons for the adoption of telematics included:

  • 95% – to locate vehicles
  • 87% – improving driver safety
  • 85% – improving driver behaviour
  • 75% – reducing fleet costs
  • 70% – optimising journeys

Shaun Sadlier, Head of Arval’s Corporate Vehicle Observatory in the UK, said:

“Telematics remains a hot topic among fleets and, as its cost has fallen in recent years, we have seen quite a dramatic increase in usage. Certainly, we aren’t surprised to see around one in three fleets now using it.

“However, what is more interesting is that the top five reasons for using telematics were mentioned by the majority of fleets, showing that there is probably no single reason that businesses start to use the technology.

“Instead, the driving force behind telematics adoption appears to be a basket of benefits related to safety, cost and efficiency and it is all these things together than makes telematics such a strong proposition.”

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