Fleet management is a critical aspect of many businesses in Australia, and it’s essential for organizations to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in order to stay competitive and efficient. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the key fleet management trends that are expected to shape the industry in 2023 and beyond.
The last decade has seen the emergence of new energy vehicles. From electric vehicles to hybrid buses and trucks, and even autonomous delivery vans, there is a lot of activity in this space. Although it’s early days for some of these technologies, their impact on the transport industry will be significant.
The New Energy Revolution
The new energy revolution is a global movement that’s been in the making for many years. And now, as we enter the year 2023 and beyond, it is finally beginning to take shape. In this section of the guide, we’ll explore what it means for fleets and how you can plan for its impact on your business.
“In the near future, zero emissions will be the norm.”
The benefits of going electric are well-known: reduced CO2 emissions and improved air quality have been proven to improve health outcomes. But the benefits are not limited to those two areas. Going fully electric also means that you won’t have to worry about expensive maintenance or unexpected repairs. Because there’s no oil or fuel involved in an electric car’s operation, drivers won’t need to worry about changing their oil or replacing spark plugs regularly—and because there isn’t a combustion engine in most electric vehicles (EVs), there are fewer moving parts than in traditional cars, reducing maintenance costs even further! Not only do EVs cost less overall over time with lower electricity costs as compared with gasoline; but they also save drivers time while at work since they don’t require refuelling every few days like traditional vehicles do.
Autonomous trucks are already being tested in Australia as part of the Australian Truck Platooning Challenge. These vehicles can drive themselves but may need a human driver to take over if something goes wrong. They will be able to move around the clock, 7 days a week, which means less downtime for drivers and more efficient use of resources.
Rise Of Shared Economy
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of car-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, and this trend is expected to continue in 2023. As a result, businesses may look to adopt a more flexible approach to fleet management, allowing employees to use shared vehicles rather than maintaining a traditional fleet.
Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence
AI will be used to improve fleet management in all aspects. AI will be used to improve efficiency, safety and training for drivers. This technology can also be utilized by customers in the form of customer service improvements which include more efficient resolution of issues and a better experience overall.
Increased Use Of Electric And Hybrid vehicles
The gas mileage of hybrid and electric vehicles is much higher than cars with internal combustion engines, which is why they are becoming a more popular choice for drivers.
Hybrid vehicles use both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine to create power, so they have the advantage of using less fuel while still allowing you to go long distances when you need it.
However, their batteries need recharging periodically, which can take some time depending on how far away your nearest charging station is located. In addition, hybrid cars tend to be more expensive than standard gas-powered automobiles because they require more advanced technology in order to function optimally. For example, Tesla has created its own battery pack called “Tesla Powerwall” that can be installed at home or work if necessary as well (but keep in mind this option may cost thousands!).
Telematics For Safety And Compliance
Safety and compliance are two of the most important factors in fleet management. Telematics can help improve safety and compliance in a number of ways:
- Event recording system
- Real-time data access for live vehicle tracking, monitoring and diagnostics
- Centralised information about driver performance levels
Telematics is a technology that enables the real-time tracking and monitoring of vehicles and other assets within a fleet. In 2023, we can expect to see a significant increase in the use of telematics by Australian businesses as they look to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and gain a better understanding of how their fleet is being used.
Greater Focus On Sustainability
With increasing pressure on businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their environmental performance, we can expect to see a greater focus on sustainability in the fleet management industry. This may include the adoption of electric or hybrid vehicles, as well as the implementation of more sustainable driving practices, such as the use of route optimization software to reduce fuel consumption.
It’s important to remember that in each of these sections, your objective is to provide a solution and create a memorable experience for readers. We can see that the fleet management industry in Australia is evolving rapidly, driven by a range of factors including technological innovation, changing business needs, and increased pressure to improve sustainability and reduce costs. Businesses that can adapt to these trends will be well-positioned to stay competitive and efficient in the years to come.
In the year 2023, we will see more telematics for safety and compliance. The New Energy Revolution will make way for zero-emissions vehicles, autonomous trucks and smart logistics. In addition, we will be able to use big data and artificial intelligence in order to understand our customers better than ever before.