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Finding the right fleet management software can save your business time and money. Here are the 10 best fleet management tools for small businesses.

GeoTab

GeoTab is a web-based fleet management software that collects vehicle and driver information in one central location. You can use GeoTab to track driver hours of service to ensure compliance and reduce driver accidents and fatalities.

The software provides benchmarking reports so you can analyze trends that are impacting your business. For instance, you can see how weather and different locations affect driving behavior.

Fleet Maintenance Pro

Fleet Maintenance Pro provides detailed inventory tracking, so you’ll always know when one of your vehicles is due for maintenance or repairs. You can enter and track an unlimited number of assets, including cars, trucks and construction equipment.

The software records fuel transactions, parts inventory and work orders. The company also offers flexible reporting options, which you can print, email or export.

US Fleet Tracking

US Fleet Tracking provides GPS tracking and asset management. The software creates reports that will notify you of aggressive driving, excessive idling and speeding. It will also break down the total mileage per vehicle from state to state.

You’ll receive maintenance reminders for things like tire rotations or oil changes, and the mobile app ensures you can check on your fleet from anywhere.

GPS Insight

GPS Insight gives you actionable insights as to how your business is running with real-time GPS tracking. It shows you how your fleet is operating and areas where you can reduce your operating costs.

GPS Insight also offers unlimited historical data directly within the app. The software is a good option for businesses of all sizes and the software is scalable, so it will meet your business needs now and in the future.

Fleetio

Fleetio offers cloud- and mobile-based fleet management software. Your entire team can use the dashboard to collaborate, and you can access the software from any device and location.

Fleetio houses all of your fleet's details, including license and registration renewals, loan data and any other important documents. And you can use the calendar view to assign vehicles and equipment to drivers and see which drivers are active at any point.

[Ron Turley's] experience of managing a fleet at UPS taught him the importance of addressing problems proactively.

FleetFocus

FleetFocus provides useful data that will help you save money, extend the life of your vehicles and improve customer satisfaction. You can use the software to monitor inventory levels, technician certification and training.

The software provides over 200 customized reports, and it integrates seamlessly with the AssetWorks FuelFocus fuel management system.

Agile Fleet Commander

Agile Fleet Commander shows you where your fleet is in real time and when it's active. The software allows you to eliminate paper processes and automate your fleet management system.

The program also helps you manage every aspect of your business, including assigning vehicles, routine vehicle maintenance and billing. And the company’s analytics will help you right-size your fleet, so you operate more efficiently. Many companies that switch to Agile Fleet Commander report downsizing their fleet by 15%.

RTA Fleet Management

RTA Fleet Management was founded in 1979 by Ron Turley, a former UPS manager. His experience of managing a fleet at UPS taught him the importance of addressing problems proactively.

The software provides work order management, inventory management, motor pool tracking and more. The pricing is affordable and scalable, so it will work for you wherever your business is in terms of growth.

Zubie

Zubie provides affordably priced fleet management software. GPS tracking enables you to track your vehicles in real time and manage vehicles outside of working hours. You can also track maintenance activity and receive alerts when your vehicles are due for preventative maintenance.

Plus, Zubie allows you to track each of your drivers for safety and efficiency, and you can use the software to verify arrival and departure times and monitor risky driver behavior.

Wialon

Wialon offers flexible fleet management software for companies of all sizes. You can track vehicles in real time, create customized reports, monitor driver behavior and follow other KPIs in the account dashboard.

The software comes with a mobile app, so that you can monitor your fleet from anywhere, and the company provides 24/7 customer support.

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Published September 21, 2020