As the notion of mobility takes a greater hold in company fleet managers’ thinking, Masternaut has started to address one of the issues this throws up. The company has launched a new device to expand the use of telematics beyond the permanent fleet, enabling the self-install track-and-trace device to include short-term hire vehicles and any other vehicles not currently tracked to their existing fleet management dashboard.
Although short-term hire vehicles account for 20% of fleet usage, they are not usually equipped with telematics due to installation costs and logistical challenges.
The M300 device on offer from Masternaut is mounted to the vehicle’s windscreen and ready to use within minutes. As it is powered by a built-in battery, it can be removed and reinstalled in any vehicle, avoiding vehicle downtime and the cost of an engineer.