Tracking can be a sensitive subject for your drivers. Any system that gathers personal data is viewed with suspicion at first – nearly always without justification. Fleet managers are not a faceless force policing their drivers – they are people who are trying to do the best they can for both their staff and the business. And vehicle tracking is an important tool for achieving this. With TelematicsUK, everyone wins. You need to show this right form the start through both words and practical actions – for example, by establishing a policy around staff privacy.
Fleet telematics solutions are becoming more and more essential as increasing numbers of businesses adopt them. Putting them in place has become a competitive concern, allowing businesses to utilise their fleets more efficiently than ever. Better fuel usage, safer driving habits, faster an more appropriate job allocation – all of these are benefits for Telematics. And this means addressing driver privacy concerns is an important job. It’s not hard – you just need to show that you care as much about privacy as they do. Without staff buy in, you won’t get the most out of your systems and company morale will soon be running on empty.
Luckily for fleet managers and business owners, there are a few quick and easy things you can do to address the most common staff concerns to help build trust in the early stages of a new solution. We’ve put together eight popular objections to telematics – and a solution for each one.