Get it right: 5 ways to improve meter accuracy

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  • Get it right: 5 ways to improve meter accuracy

  • lifeblood of good fleet management-Steve Saltzgiver Former Fleet Manager of the State of UtahAccurate mileage is the

  • As you already know, a large number of fleet tasks and critical management decisions depend on meters.

    They need to be accurateThey need to be current

  • Here are 5 ways to improve meter accuracy:

  • 1. Bring them in from GPS systems

  • Odometer readings can come into fleet management software from your GPS system automatically.

  • You'll never have to hand-enter mileage again

    You can make decisions and plan with confidence knowing that your meters are accurate and always up to date

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  • 2. Bring them in from fuel systems

  • Many fuel card systems require an odometer to be entered with each transaction.

  • Many fuel card systems require an odometer to be entered with each transaction.

    Those odometer updates can be imported automatically into most fleet management systems.

  • Many fuel card systems require an odometer to be entered with each transaction.

    It helps provide more frequent odometer updates.

  • Many fuel card systems require an odometer to be entered with each transaction.

    But, due to the manual number entry at the pump, it's prone to some errors as a result.

  • Using fuel card entries to keep your meters up-to-date is the next best thing if you don't have GPS data from a direct connection to the onboard computer.

  • 3. Require live meter updates during inspections

  • Fleet management software that lets you enter mileage during routine inspections, in real-time, will help improve the accuracy of meters.

  • 4. Charge a fee for lazy meter entriesEnter Mileage: 99999

  • If employees have to pay fees for bad entries, chances are they'll make sure they are accurate when they enter them in.

  • 5. Reconcile and fix bad meter entries using reports in your fleet management system.

  • 5. Reconcile and fix bad meter entries using reports in your fleet management system.

    Good software will have reports to help you spot mistakes and allow you to fix them easily.

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