Driver ID Software: How Can Your Fleet Benefit?

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:10th May 2024

Driver ID Software: How Can Your Fleet Benefit?

Fleet management solutions come in all shapes and sizes but one of the most fundamental elements of a functioning fleet management suite is the ability to identify drivers. For schedule changes, accidents, incidents or complaints, it pays to be able to identify drivers quickly. This is where driver ID comes into play.

In this blog, we will take a look at what driver ID can look like, including driver ID software, and why this fundamental element of fleet management and telematics is so important for the effective and accurate monitoring and analysis of driver data.

What Is Driver Identification Software?

Driver identification is a system that helps fleet managers identify which driver is operating a specific vehicle at any given time. This is achieved through various methods like key fobs, RFID cards, or in-vehicle keypads.

Benefits of Driver ID Software

Implementing a form of driver ID software is essential for fleet managers looking to further streamline their fleet operations, and the benefits speak for themselves.

Increased Accountability

Driver ID links drivers directly to vehicles, their usage, and the behaviour exhibited during that time. Harsh breaking, time spent idling, speeding and other driving habits can be tracked to individual drivers regardless of the vehicle they are driving, increasing accountability for conduct behind the wheel.

ID fobs, cards and keypads can also help remove the risk of unauthorised vehicle usage and theft, utilising ignition immobilisation.

Accurate Data and Reporting

Tied closely with accountability, implementing driver ID increases the accuracy of data and reporting. Offering more detailed avenues with which to organise and analyse fleet data, driver ID helps elevate reporting, giving you better opportunities to streamline fleet operations.

Minimised Administration

Organising driver data without driver ID can be time-consuming and clunky. Utilising intelligent driver ID software can help you to compile information easily by automating mileage tracking, working time and other important records.

Increased Efficiency

Implementing driver ID software increases the efficiency of your fleet operations by removing outdated steps associated with older driver tracking methods. By eliminating physical paper trails and automating the driver identification process you can save time and money for your fleet.

Driver ID-Integrated Telematics

Driver ID is a core element of a functional telematics system. Streamlining driver tracking and helping to reduce reliance on paper trail, a driver ID system integrated with your telematics software can quickly save you time and help to elevate your fleet management.

Tele-Gence from Fuel Card Service is a versatile telematics system that is adaptable to your fleet needs. With add-ons including driver ID, dash cams, vehicle and asset trackers and privacy buttons, you can build a fleet telematics system that works for your business and fleet usage.

Driver Behaviour Scores with Driver ID

Utilising driver ID and tracking, Tele-Gence telematics software gives drivers a score out of 100 for key driving behaviours:

  • Speeding
  • Harsh Cornering
  • Harsh Braking
  • Harsh Acceleration

This information can help you find areas requiring improvement, stand-out drivers and those who pose risks on the road, giving you the ability to place funding, training and development in the right places.

Fleet Solutions from Fuel Card Services

Telematics systems aren’t the only way that you can streamline your fleet operations. The right suite of fleet software and tools can help you to further reduce time and money spent on administration, cut down fuel usage and streamline your payments.

At Fuel Card Services we have a vast range of fleet solutions to put to work. From fuel cards and charge cards that offer great savings and fuel station access whatever shape or size your fleet is, to MyDriveSafe which improves your fleet safety by making vehicle checks quicker and easier to manage.

If you are looking to implement a fleet telematics system that utilises leading technology including driver ID, get in touch with our experts today.