What is fleet management?

Fleet management is the process of overseeing the performance and maintenance of a fleet – designed to keep productivity high and downtime low.

Fleet managers can be in charge of everything from vehicle maintenance and driver management to route planning and fuel consumption – so there’s a lot involved. That’s why many fleet managers use fleet management software to help. Software like JCB LiveLink.

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Why fleet management is vital

Fleet management includes taking care of vital things like managing fleet expenses, taking care of any repairs to damaged machinery, and keeping on top of each machine’s maintenance schedule – as well as dealing with any unforeseen circumstances like accidents or theft.

Put simply, effective fleet management is all about staying in control and having visibility over your entire fleet – and there are solutions that provide manage fleet services to help you do exactly that.


Integrate your entire fleet, into one centralised location, without needing to log into multiple different systems. Taking data feeds from OEMs, aftermarket telematics providers & rental/contractor partners LiveLink can integrate over 22 telematic systems.
Take advantage of key management features with the LiveLink App. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be able to track your entire fleet.
From seatbelt use to LLMC (boom overload alerts and overrides), you can ensure the safest working environment with key safety alerts.
Schedule key reports to land straight in your inbox whenever you need them.
Answering the question of how to manage a fleet of company vehicles relies on you having the insights to do so. LiveLink helps you make informed business decisions that maximise profitability, from monitoring fuel consumption and CO2 output, to tracking idle time – all to optimise efficiency.
With a complete overview of all your assets, easily separated into sites and regions, you can manage a fleet effectively and optimise resource allocation.

The benefits of using LiveLink for Fleet management

  • Save time and resource by managing your machines remotely.
  • Increase your machines’ lifespan by staying in control of their health and maintenance.
  • Uphold the highest levels of safety onsite.
  • Monitor and manage fuel consumption to lower your carbon footprint.
  • Integrate your entire fleet, regardless of brand, to view everything in one place.