In recent months, we have been living in a completely new scenario due to the pandemic. And these changes have also affected the global economy as well as businesses. This pandemic has also led transportation and logistics providers to look for ways to reduce operating costs.
Therefore, the adoption of a fleet management system has been an excellent alternative, since it provides a better vision of the operational activities of the fleet, thus detecting hidden expenses. In addition, they provide analytical information that improves business results in a short time.
We will explain more about this topic.
Current situation of an average fleet
Many companies have a fleet of vehicles to carry out their commercial activities, whether owned or leased, driven by their personnel or subcontracted personnel. In either case, there must exist an adequate control system.
Nowadays, it is also common among companies in the sector that there are no vehicle registrations, or in any case, that there are incomplete registrations due to manual processes that favor the loss of information. That is why not having these management systems leads to a lack of data when preparing reports and statistics on working hours, driving time and stops, fuel consumption, mileage, traveled routes, etc.
It’s not just tracking
As a result, transport companies are increasingly aware that technology manages their vehicle fleet in a better way. Fleet management solutions provide the information needed to make the fleet manager’s job easier.
It is of great importance to increase company savings and achieve greater efficiency in mobility. Due to this, considering aspects like financing, vehicle and driver maintenance, fuel, security, and telemetry, are necessary to keep the fleet function optimal.
Advantages of a Fleet Management System
Some of the advantages that the customer can obtain with a specialized fleet management system are the following:
- Fuel consumption control
- Speed control
- Route management
- Drivers operating hours – Payment
- Driver and vehicle safety
- Reduction of unproductive hours and visitor control
- Administrative and document management tools
Technologies used for fleet management
Managing a fleet of vehicles is a complex task involving many elements and different types of resources. Assigning vehicles and drivers, deciding which is the most efficient vehicle, calculating the optimal route, etc., are some of the activities carried out. That is why a fleet management solution is the best ally to facilitate decision-making.
Nowadays, fleet management solutions have evolved a lot from the simple route planning offered a few years ago. At present, there are two systems with the most demands:
TMS (Transportation Management Systems) and AMS (Asset Management Systems) allow fleet managers to experience great results. Both systems are revolutionizing the mobility and transport sector.
Would you like to learn more about these two fleet management systems? We invite you to download the following free content: “AMS/TMS, two innovative fleet management systems”.