Fleets are now increasingly benefited by IoT applications

Fleets are now increasingly benefited by IoT applications

Digital fleet management software gives Fleet Mangers better control over vehicles and drivers with GPS support, mobile app integration, dash-cam inputs and data in real-time and IoT applications over a live network.

As fibre-optic and wireless networks are being deployed all over the world, connectivityhas become easily accessible.So, software and mobile applications are being put into use increasingly and easily accepted in many fields, across countries. Fleet managementis no exception and here IoT has come to play a big role today. In fact,IoT solutions have a range of benefits to deliver to its patrons. For fleets, this technology works as an interesting tool to optimise fleet operations and performance.

Internet of Things to be A Game Changer

The benefit of IOT (Internet of things) is that itconnects all those devices or objects or ‘things’ electronically embedded with the capacity of exchanging data, over the internet. Over the years IoT has seen rapid growth all over the world with a proliferation of connected devices and equipment especially over wireless networks.The fleet operators and transporters too have got their share with this digital transformation rolling out over all industries and businesses.

What does IoT with FMS software do for fleets?

  • It can streamline operations and last mile delivery
  • Helps to trigger automated messages and alerts
  • It can track vehicle, parameters, driver behaviour and generate bespoke Reports
  • It can save on maintenance costs and downtime
  • Helps maximise fuel efficiency and vehicle performance
  • Applications are made right for the Real-World

A Bright Future for FMS

Fleet Management Software (FMS) are now getting armed with powerful digital tools like ML, AI, data analytics software and IoT. FMS is nowadays becoming more compatible with IoT applications, like the one offered by Trinetra Wireless,who is a solution provider with expertise and experience. Real-time location based FMS solutions like these are empowered with GPS tech, and can provide great visibility for fleet managers across geographies, via cellular networks, with wireless sensors, Dash-camwith a useful dashboard in the control centre to track asset, fleet trips, and inventory.

Remote monitoring and easily enabled on computers tabs, phones or portable devices all end users enjoy a seamless experience.The remote tracking tool was useful during the pandemic and the new normal, thereafter to improve efficiency and productivity.

Fleet Management Systems that are IoT enabled have truly great possibility of deployment in the days ahead. IoT and related technologies have evolved quickly over the past. Moving ahead will be near impossible if you ignore IoT technology, as the possibilities of application multiplyeverywhere. There’s a paradigm shift towards smart technologies especially in legacy systems, trades and markets. Once 5G get rolled out, the possibilities seem endless, and fleet and transport management is no exception.

To Conclude

The FMS software, that Trinetra Wireless offers, can be integrated with many othersystems you use in your fleet business. By means of telematics technology and Data Analytics, our FMS softwarecananalyse a big cache ofdatato make it more relevant, valuable andinsightful toempower fleet managers. Decide on the right FMS software that is scalable to effectively handle operational inefficiencies, identify non-compliance and other discrepancies easily. Address issues effectively and quickly by strategic decision-making and gain higher levels of efficiency with the FMS software.

Our team can arrange for a ‘Demo to any interested person or manager toappraise our FMS software. So, contact our executive teamas soon as possible.

Transform your fleet management with data insights and innovative software

Transform your fleet management with data insights and innovative software

Fleet managers get better control over vehicles and drivers with a digital fleet management system having GPS support, mobile app integration and dash-cam inputs in real time to transform their fleet business.

Fleet managers and owners are limping back to anew normal, after facing disruption and unexpected challenges in the past year or more. Most businesses are making a digital transformation, if not already enabled in the digital space. Installing a digital fleet management system(FMS) provides a holistic view to managers of fleets and transporters critical for good management.

By going digital, a lot of data can be generated by various processes, sensors and devices that are integrated into the FMS system. Integration allows scalability and adding on of features. The data when analysed and processed, can yield in real-time insightful data and reports to help managers or owners make critical decisions, or corrective actions, to improve the business. This could be in the area of fuel spend or maintenance or any other. The software empowers the managers or operators to get better control, reduce administrative tasks, automate processes, reduce costs and cut downtime of vehicles.

Software to Overcome the Challenges.

Proactive management of drivers can be made better by using the web-based FMS software to meet challenges. The software can help your fleet to be right sized to obtain the best ROI from the business. Optimising the vehicle utilisation can be done with the analytics built into the system. It helps managers get the insight they need to smartly deploy the fleet of vehicles and its drivers for productivity.

Compliance is another challenge which is critical to the operating of fleets. Documentation required by the operator can be digitised for better, easy management. The system facilitates timely inspection, triggers service calls, maintenance schedules, related documentation, data updates, all to ensure compliance. It helps in insurance, driver management, fuel management and road-worthiness monitoring, thus future-proofing against changing trends.

Implementing FMS for Growth

Most fleet management systems (FMS) like the one offered by Trinetra, are user-friendly and need little training for stakeholders to implement and use it. Once fully implemented, it helps communication across the company and exchange of relevant data or info. Business leaders will appreciate the impact that FMS software will have on employees, processes and work-flow, when fully prepared and it goes live.

The company should also work with the provider to ensure the software is customised and set up to deliver the right insights and results, to the right people to effectively improve productivity. Providers on the other hand, are constantly improving, updating and innovating their products to integrate systems in a connected world.

The pace of changing trends is now really rapid with introduction of new tech and applications. Telematics has found widespread usage and more so in the transport & logistics industry. Vehicles are connected through networks to the FMS to enable data transmission and communicate directly to the control centre and the managers located anywhere.

The demand for real-time info and seamless access has even filtered down to the customer level, with rising expectations like location tracking, same-day delivery and more. So, the business of fleet operation and transportation need to embrace digital technologies to remain competitive and to future-proof their organisation.

Conclusion

The FMS software, that Trinetra Wireless offers, can be integrated with other systems you use in your fleet business. By means of telematics technology and Data Analytics our FMS software can analyse a cache of data to make it more relevant, valuable, insightful to fleet managers. Decide on the right FMS software that is scalable. Handle operational inefficiencies, identify non-compliance and other discrepancies easily. Address issues effectively and quickly by strategic decision-making and gain higher levels of efficiency.

Our team can arrange for a ‘Demo to any interested person or manager to appraise our FMS software. So, contact our executive team as soon as possible.

The ways data driven Fleet Management System with insightful Reports can drive your success

Ways of data-driven fleet management software with insightful Reports can drive your success

Modern web-based digital fleet management systems come with GPS support, mobile app and dash-cam integration, providing inputs in real-time to be analysed and generate insightful reports.

The rapid digital transformation happening all around our lives, especially in business and industries, has resulted in a massive avalanche of data being generated, distributed or exchanged. Capturing, analysing and utilising this data is crucial for decision-making and planning. For Fleet Management Systems (FMS) too this rule applies, as most FMS are now software empowered. Data-driven FMS offer remarkable support to Fleet Managers and operators, helping them to identify and rectify problem areas and thus save money, time and other resources. Let us see the ways an FMS software can drive your success.

1) Eliminate Ambiguity

When using an FMS software, you will not be in doubt or guessing while deciding, as you are provided evidence/proof with data analytics and data insights. All this analysis will help you generate useful Reports to optimise the day-to-day operations of your fleet or assets, help you do more informed decision-making with data visibility in real-time.

2) Insightful Reports

While the FMS software provides data analytics and customisation, the reports generated will offer a great number of benefits. Managers and owners will get a clearer picture of their company’s operations with the help of advanced tools, technologies like GPS, bespoke reports and various features on the app. Easily keep track of your assets, your inventories and day-to-day operations in real-time, besides controlling costs and expenditures consistently.

Web-based Application

Fleet Management software are often web-based applications that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, provided there’s connectivity. All the data is secured on a cloud-server that employees with credentials, from different geographical locations, can access simultaneously. They collaborate, exchange or share data to help obtain insightful reports. The software has scalability to support your growth, can be customised as per requirements of the customers and is also mobile app supported.

Supports Compliance and Safety

The FMS software helps you to manage your assets efficiently to improve productivity. It ensures compliance with regulations and safety norms, with accountability built into the system. It can help to track a lot of parameters regarding driver performance, maintenance schedules, fuel management and others. The software can also, with the help of video telematics, help in investigation, correct driver behaviour and in their training for improving efficiency and ROI for the company.

As it easily integrates with existing Systems, the software can be customised to support all your data-drive tasks and pool them in the best possible way to help you increase operational effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, accountability, compliance and minimise risks associated with the fleet business.

Concluding Note

The FMS software offered by Trinetra Wireless too can be integrated with other systems you are using in your fleet business. By means of telematics technology and Data Analytics, the software can as simulate and analyse the cache of data to make it more relevant, valuable and insightful to fleet managers. Select the right FMS software which is scalable and promptly handles operational inefficiencies. Easily identify non-compliance and other discrepancies quickly. Address such issues effectively and ensure strategic decision-making to reach high levels of efficiency.

If required we can arrange for a ‘Demo to anyone interested person or for managers to assess our FMS software. Please contact our BD team as soon as possible to start a partnership of mutual gain.

Video Telematics is Transforming Fleet & Driver Management

Video Telematics and Fleet Management Solutions

Fleet Management System (FMS) software supported with GPS, mobile app and dash-cam video, empower fleet managers with insights and data to improve vehicle operations and driver management in real-time.

According to a study, the market for video telematics is expected to grow from 2020 to 2025 by 22% (adding 3.2 million subscribers). In-cab cameras fixed in vehicles collect visual video evidence or data, and are also a tool for driver safety, insurance claims and driver training. The study also found that video telematics (Dash-cams) can reduce collisions by 65% and accident costs by 75%. These are just some of the reasons why fleet managers of all fleet sizes are adopting this technology.

In-cab video cameras have become a part of the telematics solution as fleet management solutions move on, crossing the early adopter stage. Experts believe that by 2023 telematics will have vision-enabled in-cab video as a standard feature of the fleet management system.

The dashboard mounted camera or dash-cam allows for the alerting and reporting of bad driver behaviour. It can help detect driving fatigue or distraction, phone misuse, unused seat-belt, lane change without signalling, potential frontal collision and tailgating.

Fleet managers using this game-changing technology are provided with never before seen insights into poor driver behaviour or habits, non-compliance and crashes. Poor driving performance and accidents add to the costs of operations, higher risks, lower customer satisfaction, besides higher fuel and maintenance costs.

Fast evolving dash-cam tech or  video telematics

In the recent past, in-cab video recordings were for events like speeding and harsh braking. As there were no live feeds, managers had to re view recordings later, for safety and coaching of drivers. However, recently modern video telematics has evolved and entered the market with the ability to monitor live video feeds from vehicles integrated with other sensors.

This system integrated with the GPS tracking and fleet management software, can alert drivers in real-time regarding bad or risky driving behaviour. The system can correct drivers immediately to help the better control of vehicles and prevent accidents that could be critical. The knowledge that real time monitoring is done, helps to modify positively drivers’ attitude and performance.

Using video telematics for training

Fleet managers undertake periodic coaching of drivers who are in duty to bring about sustainable improvements in safety and driver behaviour. Dash-cam video recordings in the cabin help to train drivers to respond better or take alternatives for handling certain events. Monitoring and coaching will yield good results in the long run.

New machine vision based systems integrated to the fleet management system are a boon to fleet managers of large or small and varied fleets, as many features are automated for reporting and review. Just placing cameras in cabins have an immediate positive effect on driver behaviour, performance and safety and solves half the problems and prevent others.

To Conclude

The FMS software, that Trinetra Wireless offers, can be integrated with other systems you use in your fleet business. Impost probably, companies will be using intelligent fleet management software and most likely get AI integration. Using telematics technology and Data Analytics our software can as simulate cache of information to make them more valuable, insightful and meaningful to managers.

So, pick the right FMS software that is scalable and able to handle operational inefficiencies, identify non-compliance and other discrepancies. It helps to address issues effectively, quickly by enabling strategic decision-making, to reach better levels of efficiency.

Trinetra can arrange for a ‘Demo to those interested persons or managers, to help in appraise of our FMS software. Kindly contact our executive team. They will respond to you as soon as possible.

Why is Fleet Digitization necessary for your Business?

Fleet Digitalization Tracking Solutions

Digitization started in early 1950s, over parts of the developed world when computers were introduced into companies, firms and other organisations. It started off as the “paperless office” concept. Digitization was done to increase efficiencies, improve workflows, enhance customer relationships and improve the public image of a company or organisation and is relevant till today.

Digital Evolution an Ongoing Path to Progress

Digitisation in fleet business helps improve efficiency consistency and quality; helps better communications, information exchange and preservation in digitised forms and files eliminating redundancy; helps data processing, analysis and automation. Digitalisation is not just a trend but the way the world is evolving, especially so for businesses, industries and services.

With the internet revolution and wireless networking, digitalisation has penetrated rapidly all spheres of our lives-personal, social, commercial& otherwise. It’s a universal platform to get connected, communicate and integrate with various systems and entities at various levels without geographical boundaries. Here cloud computing has caused a paradigm shift in the delivery of digital solutions and services across the globe, over a versatile cyber platform.

Mobility Solutions for Business Trending Worldwide

Running parallel is the evolution of smart mobile devices and Mobility Solutions. The Smartphone and mobile applications that support it has opened a whole realm of commercial products and services, pervading into non-commercial, government and military sectors too. Businesses and services will never be the same thanks to mobile apps and app developers.

Concluding Note

For any business or enterprise, the future lies in digitisation. A digital presence has become rather mandatory for growth. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a tech born out of this digitisation boom and is fast evolving to help integrate a myriad of electronic devices and software applications on the internet platform. The global pandemic that caused unprecedented disruption of normal life accelerated digitalisation of all spheres of our lives, compelled by social distancing and non-contact interaction/ operations. IoT innovations in applications and equipment will be trending into the future, opening up new revenue streams and opportunities. The more digital your business, the more sustainable it is.

What are the best features to have on a fleet tracking application?

GPS Fleet Tracking App | Vehicle Tracking App

Fleet Managers have the tough job of handling staff and vehicles on a daily basis. To make their job easier, fleet managers and operators now take the help of fleet management software with a supporting mobile app as solution to efficiently manage fleets, operations and manpower.

The software solution allows your fleet managers to track their fleet assets, making them quite capable to handle all aspects of the operation from their desk or via the mobile app. The fleet tracking application empowers managers to manage and monitor fleets from anywhere in a continuous and interactive manner.

The Fleet Management System (FMS) uses the software solution with GPS enabled telematics devices,to help your managers track the fleet and provides a digital information, like odometer readings, notifications and diagnostic metrics, in real-time that helps managers to avoid downtime and other costs that affect productivity.

The best of fleet tracking apps are sure to offer the following features:

Data Sync with FMS

The web-based FMS solution usually pairs with the fleet management application used for mobile devices. The best solution actually synchronizes data on the computer with the mobile app that is downloadable on the assigned user’s mobile device.All kinds of important tracking information, like location data in real-time, should be available on the interface. The app actually is an a bridged version of the web-based software for fleet management system.

Communicating in Real time

An ideal FMS solution will keep fleet managers informed about locations and facilitate real-time communication between the office and field staff. The right application will also help you to configure criteria for notifications, initiate workflows, prioritize and address issues. Real-time location updates are also helpful for fuel consumption and security.

Geo-fencing Feature

The Geo-fencing feature available in the GPS enabled software application can be very useful for tracking and controlling fleet vehicles. This feature in fleet management helps you demarcate specific geographical areas where vehicles and fleet are allowed to travel within this area with a virtual fence on an interactive digital map. This feature pairs well with a fleet tracking app to maintain better control of the fleet’s operations.

Ease of Use

Fleet managers are always on the lookout for technology that is easy to implement and use across the company. The fleet tracking app should be easy to use by anyone, being loaded with straight forward and intuitive menu to navigate and update.

Easy to Add On Users

Fleet managers and operators aim for growth, besides handling a fleet of vehicles, team of drivers and other supporting staff. The FMS software should be cost effective to add on any number of users to its platform. This feature would be of great advantage to your business and various stakeholders involved in the processes. See that the same applies to the supporting mobile app in the pricing model you were offered.

Setting Access Levels

Allowing unlimited users also brings in the factors of access levels and restrictions for users. You should be able to set access levels as per requirement of fleet managers and administrators. The application will help you set particular restrictions at various levels for specific users, like drivers or technicians. The user should be able to update information and access features related to their daily functions and communication needs.

User experience is enhanced when the FMS (Fleet Management System) application is empowered with GPS tech, which will take care of many functions includes Route Planning & Mapping, selecting of vehicles, training of drivers and automating manual tasks.Sometimes smaller vehicles may be better suited than large vehicles for the job. You should be able to right-size your fleet to optimize operating costs.

To Conclude

An FMS software, like the one Trinetra Wireless offers, synchronized with the other systems are suitable for handling many tasks economically.However, certain problems have to be tackled, like traffic congestion, accidents, extreme weather or global pandemics which are sure to impact your business or service adversely. It here the role of the fleet tracking app becomes critical,

In the near future businesses may probably be using intelligent fleet management software that most likely will have AI integrated,along with telematics technology. Inbuilt Data Analytics will assimilate all information to make them more valuable, insightful and meaningful to fleet managers and owners.

So, go for the right FMS software which is scalable and has the ability to tackle operational inefficiencies, identify non-compliance and other irregularities or discrepancies. It helpsfleet managers and owners to address issues effectively and enables them to make strategic decisions to achieve better levels of operational efficiency and also profitability.

A  ‘Demo can be arranged for interested persons/managers for better appraisal of our FMS software. Kindly contact our executive team who will respond to you as soon as possible.

 

Data Insights & Analytics can effectively optimize your fleet operations

Data Insights can effectively optimise your fleet operations

Data generated can be effectively assimilated by an fleet management software enabled with GPS tracking and supported by a mobile application. It empowers fleet managers with insightful reports in real-time to effectively optimize operations.

Whatever the size of your fleet, large or small, your fleet management system generates a large amount of data. With the right fleet management software installed, this data can drive powerful insights which can directly impact on cost savings in operations and better performance.

Reduce Costs Overall

By leveraging fleet data insights, you get better control of your fleet operations. By translating your KPI’s, you can drive cost savings and bring about a positive impact on your operations overall. You can cut down costs with the insights you get from the software. Track all your maintenance costs for individual vehicles and also totally for the fleet. Track all maintenance costs and mileage of each vehicle and gain control of fuel costs. The software is enabled with GPS and telematics help you monitor vehicle usage, movement and driver behavior.

You Gain Actionable Insights

Actionable insights are meaningful findings that you get as a result of analyzing data generated by your system. So, you can convert the data inputs got from your vehicles, drivers, sensors on fuel spend, on maintenance schedule and from GPS tracking system to generate reports that help in decision making and action. Data Insights provide periodical assessment of the health of your vehicles to evaluate its optimal performance in its life-cycle. It can help you to right-size your fleet and plan vehicle replacement while the vehicle still carries value. You also can take measures to extend the life-span of a vehicle using insightful data.

Data on maintenance can help foresee many problems before they actually occur, making sure there’s no unnecessary downtime. Evaluation and assessment of the vehicles’ fitness ensures up-time and helps in safety and productivity. Evaluate technologies and review new models to stay ahead and also be in fleet management trends with the industry.

Insights help to plan order-to-delivery time that gives you optimal costs and savings. This also percolates to assisting Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) that ensures you the right spend on fuel and maintenance. The overall benefits also add to meeting customer demands and satisfaction.

Get Data Synchronization

The web-based FMS software is meant to pair with your fleet management system and your supporting mobile application. The fleet management solution actually synchronizes all the data generated from the system and the users’ mobile devices. All kinds of important tracking data related to location and data in real-time is made available on the user interface as per the credentials assigned and security norms. Fleet managers gain by instant visibility, save time at work and make informed decisions.

Set Benchmarks

Your fleet performance can be evaluated better by bench-marking it to similar performance data as seen in similar companies or operations. The insights let you improve operations or to optimize them, besides empowering you to make informed decision and strategies. The best-in-class benchmarks will help you measure KPI’s, help predict impact and identify opportunities.

To Conclude

An FMS software, that Trinetra Wireless offers, can be synchronized with other systems you use in your fleet business. In future you may probably be using intelligent fleet management software and most likely with AI integrated.With telematics technology and Data Analytics inbuilt our software can as simulate all information to make them more valuable, besides being insightful and meaningful to fleet managers.

So, you need the right fleet management software which is scalable and able to tackle operational inefficiencies, to identify non-compliance and other discrepancies. It helps fleet managers to address issues effectively,quickly by enabling them to make strategic decisions,helping them to hit better levels of efficiency and profitability.

We can arrange a ‘Demo’ to the interested persons/managers to help the map praise of our Fleet Management Software. Kindly contact our executive team. They will respond to you as soon as possible.

What will be the fleet management trends for this year?

Fleet Management Trends 2021

The year 2020 was disruptive in many ways and we are all looking forward to 2021 for a great recovery in all walks of our lives. However, the new normal will continue for some time but we all hope to go back to normal soon.

This also hold true for fleet management stakeholder and fleet operators, as they too hope to get back on the road to recovery. But, what are the trends that we see coming up this year? We present some points here.

Getting Back to Normal.

Businesses surely have to focus on safety protocols and sanitisation, forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic that caught us all unprepared. This is also for the safety of professional drivers and staff we have working with us.

Safety as Priority

Companies following the safety protocols dictated by the Coronavirus pandemic, will keep focus on safety as a whole while dealing with speeding, distracted and dangerous driving, in this year with support of technologies like telematics and IoT. It’ll help in cutting costs, pushing up productivity and help improve driver safety.

Remote Fleet Management

‘Work from Home’ has dominated 2020, supported by remote work apps, the internet and compatible devices. Fleet management software too has been especially important during this period. Trinetra’s FMS software has the ability to give access to fleets from anywhere, via networks and portable devices constantly, for greater visibility and continually monitoring operations.

Tech & Data Trend

With the advent of new technologies, fleet operations may need new features and tools. For instance EV fleets are expected to multiply and this will impact on costs, maintenance and process, including safety gadgets. An FMS solution is usually scalable to support your growth plans in future, like what Trinetra Wireless provides.

Budgets & Recovery

Because of the negative effect of the virus outbreak, long term and short term budgets are important in 2021, significantly affecting the operating methods. Rising costs remain a top challenge for budgeting.

Fleet Utilisation

Another trend will be maximum fleet utilization, as operators had cut down use of vehicles during the lockdown. Older vehicles with more miles left will be deployed in the year and delay replacement. Right-sizing of the fleet to maximise utilisation will be a priority for fleet managers.

Changes in Regulations

Governments have changed regulations to control the industry and meet the new challenges brought about by the pandemic spread and subsequent lockdowns. These modifications for the fleet industry are likely to continue, affecting accountability and sustainability.

Trinetra’s FMS software is capable to identify operational inefficiencies, compliance irregularities and other discrepancies. With the advent of connected cars, electric vehicles, IoT and automation, the FMS software will also develop to assist managers and fleet owners to address issues, rectify them and empower strategic decision-making for higher operational efficiency and to overcome future challenges, even unforeseen ones.

Conclude

Hence, Fleet Management software applications in future are going to be intelligent fleet management solutions using hi-tech devices, mobile apps  and data analytics, ready for future and the digital world.

For any interested person/manager  a  ‘Demo can be arranged for better understanding of our FMS software solution. Kindly contact us and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

The 8 key challenges that Fleet Managers have to face

The 8 key challenges that Fleet Managers have to face

Fleet managers facing challenges have to juggle with priorities and find problem solving methods to keep critical assets running with minimal downtime. Even though prudent investments in service and maintenance are done, proactive methods are also needed to face challenges ahead, to operate the business or service streamlined and profitable.

Digitalization of Vehicles

By adopting digital applications, fleet managers are able to track the routes of vehicles, check the compliance records, send and receive notifications, access service history data and manage drivers.  With the advent of telematics, wireless internet and IoT tech, fleet managers are further empowered to perform their tasks better.

Managing Fuel Costs

By far the highest recurring cost that’s impacting a fleet is the fuel costs. The budget for fuel also depends on the type of vehicles operated in the fleets. Managers have a difficult task to manage as even a small fluctuation in fuel prices will impact the bottom line. Whereas maintenance teams have to work with reports to keep fuel efficiency right, resolve issues for reducing downtime and increasing life span.

Managing Environmental Controls

Awareness of climate change issues have led to new legislation and standards around the world. So, fleet managers have a mandate to meet legislation demands with strategies, such as the phasing out of IC engines.

Better Route Optimization

Software built for fleet management can identify the right vehicle to dispatch for an assignment and optimise the routing too. The GPS enabled data is useful for maintenance and environmental factors.

Managing Driver Behaviour

Driver behaviour is correlated to maintenance requirements. By analysing reports and aggressive drivers behaviour, like excess idling, deactivation of safety controls, these are all identified and can be used for training and correcting drivers. It can lead to better efficiency and results.

Future Autonomous Vehicles

It may be too early to see autonomous driving vehicles deployed, but there is evidence it represents a safer and more efficient transport model and the related software and hardware are being developed. However, public opinion is still divided about this tech being used on highways and managers have to be on the lookout.

Rising Popularity of Electric Vehicles

As per current estimates, the inflection point of EVs (electric vehicles) could be during 2035 and 2040, when about half of vehicles being sold would be electric. The industry is now focusing R&D in this direction and analysing the costs and savings that can impact on the bottom line of the operators in future.

Safety & Security

When vehicles become autonomous and digitally empowered, maintenance of fleets will be a critical factor. Industry has to ensure transportation will remain safe and secure for all stakeholders in this environment. Technicians and engineers would have to ensure back-up systems and safeguards are maintained, monitored or inspected to ensure proper functioning of the whole system and fleets.

How FMS software can help Fleet Management

Modern fleet management systems (FMS) have evolved digitally and the FMS software application has greatly empowered fleet managers and maintenance teams to keep fleets on road running healthy, efficiently and profitably. The system, usually integrated with mobile and GPS technology, generates data that can be analysed for reports and insights. Business Intelligence applied here can identify the factors influencing the fleet business and help in developing strategies for growth and higher ROI.

The fleet managers have in the past and present faced the challenge of driver shortage, owing to the increasing demands for freight and passenger transportation, but FMS software helps them to optimise the utilisation of drivers and also in on-boarding and training them. Fleet maintenance too has been greatly benefited to bring better results with the software applications in place. The alerts and notifications for technicians and drivers go a long way to cut down costs and wasteful expenses, keeping the fleet in good shape and better uptime.

To Conclude

Trinetra’s FMS software applications are developed as intelligent fleet management solutions enabled with  telematics technology, mobile app integration  and data analytics. Fleet Managers and fleet owners must prepare for the challenges ahead in the digital age, where businesses and industries will be highly inter-connected and data-driven.

Those interested can request for a ‘Demo’. It is arranged for better understanding of our FMS software solution. Just contact our team and they will respond as soon as possible.

Optimize your fleet size by following this simple methodology.

In Fleet Management the fleet size is not just calculating the number of vehicles needed for your business or task, or the number required at a time and at a location, but a strategy to get the right quality vehicles over a plan and period to optimize your operations and costs. The plan is drawn over the number of kilometres run or hours of operation per day/month/year.

A number of factors impact this number or count of the fleet as some need to calculate the hours run instead of distance done. In another scenario for the company that operates seasonally it calculates the utilization threshold annually.

Find Utilisation Threshold of Fleet

By determining what vehicles are being used for what task and how often, the company can analyse and categorise each vehicle into segments. This helps determine the ROI and profitability and whether the vehicles are being used fully. The utilisation reports generated by a Fleet Management Software will help here to analyse. The customizable reports will hold all the information required to determine the threshold of utilisation.

Find out the number of vehicles underutilised

This factor is determined by comparing the vehicles utilization against the set threshold, to find out underutilization or overutilization. Consider whether the vehicle serves multiple locations to determine a pattern of utilization. This will also help to share a vehicle between drivers on different shifts. This will help you set the goals for vehicles and drivers.

Re-evaluate to come to the right conclusion

Re-evaluation can be done by answering some questions like, what is the assignment of each vehicle, to determine whether a smaller sized or more fuel-efficient vehicle can be used. Find out the Cost-of-Ownership of the vehicle and how many vehicles suffer downtime for maintenance. All these aspects can be determined from the data and insights got from the fleet management system.

Implement the decided changes

All this information and evaluation will help you rightsize your fleet and also determine what type of vehicles are needed in your fleet, considering overutilization and underutilization of each vehicle. By implementing your decision, you will set right the discrepancies in location and utilisation, and whether drivers can be shared for a vehicle. Onboard the drivers too to help implement the changes effectively.

Future Ready Approach

Consider the future when you are increasing or decreasing your fleet size by looking into trends, demands and up-to-date information collected. The FMS solution should be scalable to support your growth and plans in future, like what Trinetra Wireless provides you via their FMS software. For whatever mix of assets and drivers, the application would optimise your operations.

The FMS software has the ability to identify operational inefficiencies, compliance irregularities and other discrepancies, to assist managers and fleet owners address or rectify them. With the advent of connected cars, vehicles, EV fleets, IoT and automation, the FMS software will empower your strategic decision-making for higher levels of operational efficiency.

To Conclude

Therefore, FMS software applications in future are going to be intelligent fleet management solutions with  telematics technology, mobile app integration  and data analytics incorporated seamlessly. We must prepare for the digital age as businesses and organisations are going to be highly inter-connected and data-driven in future

For all interested persons/managers  a  ‘Demo’ can be arranged for better appraisal of our FMS software solution. Kindly contact our team who will respond to you as soon as possible.

 

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