Four useful ways to manage drivers of vehicles and safety better

Many fleet management systems mandatorily take care of maintenance and inspection schedules. But driver management is as crucial as other processes, as it affects the efficiency of the vehicle and safety of man and machine. Fleet managers should have a driver management strategy in place, that allows a comprehensive look at driver productivity and overall safety of the fleet.
This is why a GPS enabled Fleet Management System (FMS) like that provided by Trinetra Wireless, has a unique advantage. This FMS is a web-based software and is actively supported by a mobile application too. Driver Management becomes easier via the GPS enabled monitoring system.
Gain Driver Management benefits. Your driver management system should be complimentary to the existing system you are running at your company. Use the software to leverage the monitoring and tracking process, to increase driver productivity plus behaviour and also to improve upon present practices related to safety and inspection. The driver management system is capable of uploading telematics data in real-time, related to the driver and assets involved, that can improve performance (like fuel and vehicle utilisation).
Streamline inspections & fuel usage. Fuel stays on as one of the biggest recurring costs in fleet operations. Monitor fuel usage and trends and compare mileage to correct and improve productivity and profitability of moving assets. Use the system to optimise scheduling and route maps. The system also supports reliable inspection and maintenance schedules with electronic reports and bettering driver involvement. Track the inspection routines and save time of assets off the road and also for drivers.
Leverage the GPS/Telematics data generated. Day-to-day tracking of the drivers and assets on the move is crucial for productivity. This is achieved by integrating the telematics devices with the FMS software. The visibility gained by managers improves proactivity and safety. It improves driver behaviour, delivery schedules, communication with customers, preventive maintenance and overall safety.
Upkeep your safety standards. With the help of the FMS software, safety can be taken care proactively. It keeps your organisation compliance and improves quality. Arrange regular safety meetings and training for staff/drivers involved and provide them with quick reference access to documents. Encourage the safety ad responsibility of drivers. Not following safety protocols may prove costly and lead to future violations, breakdowns or accidents.
Find how Trinetra’s integrated fleet management system with GPS tech helps in optimising operations. The FMS software will help your fleet to improve productivity & safety. To know more visit our site –  www.trinetrawireless.com and leave an enquiry online. We’ll contact you. You can also request for a demo. We’ll be glad to help.

Useful tips that help avert breakdowns for your fleet of vehicles

Fleet management of vehicles has critical areas that affect the ROI of the organisation. Breakdown is an important factor in the cost of fleet maintenance. Commercial fleets need to be running on road for the maximum hours of its life time, to make operations cost-effective and optimise fleet utilisation. Hence, reducing the cost of breakdowns is high priority.

As for vehicle or truck breakdowns, some expenses are likely to be overlooked. Fleet managers need to keep looking for hidden breakdown costs, at the number of unscheduled service events and breakdowns, to make operations profitable. This is where preventive maintenance plays an important role. Fleet managers have to factor decrease in driver productivity, overtime pay, cost of rental/safety stock, customer delivery penalties, missed warranty recovery and towing costs. Fleet Management software with the GPS system help in improved vehicle management and for better customer service.

Trinetra’s fleet management system will greatly help in streamlining the maintenance process. Find below some useful tips to help you reduce the severity pf breakdowns.

Improve on Preventive Maintenance plans. Sticking to a good preventive maintenance plan is the best way to avert breakdowns. Trinetra FMS enabled with GPS can help you set up automated maintenance notifications and alerts for you moving assets. Plan it for each vehicle as per OEM’s schedule which includes engine hours or mileage as per payload usage. Consider duty cycles of assets and track maintenance schedules on the application. It should also track differed service events and remind of outstanding service turns.

Don’t defer Maintenance event. Deferring maintenance events can result in costly breakdowns. There may be work pressure on some fleets and deferring maintenance may look good for quarterly results, but maybe at a price which wipes off that gain in the long run.

Clubbing Service Tasks. Use the FMS software to identify pending service events, deferred recalls or outstanding inspections to consolidate the operations at one point of service, whether scheduled or unscheduled. When the asset is off the road in the shop, completing maintenance or service tasks together will save time and labour.

Remote Diagnostics via GPS. The GPS enabled system can gather critical data usable for remote diagnostics. Telematics can help fleet management by monitoring driver behaviour and sending them notification or alerts whenever needed to avoid problems. It can also handle repairs or replacement required, to be shifted to the next scheduled service event.

Analyse the fleet reports data. Process the data collected via the FMS software and other providers, OEM or dealership, to proactively plan preventive maintenance or recalls. It helps to prevent breakdowns in future or unscheduled service stops.

Review to improve Preventive Maintenance. By reviewing all data and reports regarding periodical maintenance, vehicle history, breakdowns and parts inventory, fleet managers can proactively improve utilisation and control costs of their fleets. Better planning and updates will prevent downtime and boost revenue in the long run.

Learn how Trinetra’s integrated fleet management system with GPS tech helps in customisation. The FMS software can help your fleets to increase productivity & safety. Just leave us an enquiry online, and we’ll contact you. Otherwise, request for a demo, You can alternatively  visit www.trinetrawireless.com for more information.

Thumb rules Fleet Managers should follow for rolling out new changes

In any organisation to bring about change is hard task, whatever the circumstances may be. Rolling out new changes or process in the work environment for he employees can be a difficult task for Fleet Managers, especially if employees are unprepared for it.

Here are some thumb rules Fleet Managers should follow when rolling out changes.

Communicate the change clearly. It is important that Fleet Managers should be clear about the adjustment being done when rolling out the changes. Managers should show the reason behind the changes and let their staff know why it is needed. Tell them about the benefits of the modifications and how it will improve operations and help the staff members know how it could directly affect them. Explain how they will implement the alterations or changes.

Schedule the rollout of changes. The Fleet Manager who is planning the changes in process and operations, should have a schedule sorted out for the rollout of the changes. With maximum of details placed on a timeline, it can ease the transition for change for the employees. It can also set clear expectations for new changes being adapted.

Form a Test Group. It would be a good approach to form a small group from the staff to check on the new changes. This test group can work through the procedures proposed to find any issues or pain points. To get favourable acceptance from the entire workforce, allow the processes to be altered before the actual rollout. By allowing the processes to be tested and tweaked, help to instil confidence in them for the changes.

Track after rollout. It’s important to track the progress of the rollout of new changes. Not all changes and new processes can be successful straight away. So follow up and find out if the work flow is impacted or how customer service is affected. Find out the overall feedback from the staff. Gather information and document it for future review and evaluation. Contiguous feedback will allow fleet managers to stay connected and updated on the changes being made. How it is being received and how is the morale of the team affected, or any suggestions to improve the new changes can be found out in periodic follow up.

Any fleet operator or fleet business needs a good fleet management software It has to provide you the insights to make everything clear and understandable. A fleet management software can be installed to generate various types of data, thus offering different insights to the fleet operator or managers. It can be used for tracking any process changes being implemented. Data can be documented for future review and audit. Fleet Management software with the GPS system help in improved vehicle management and for better customer service.

Find out about how Trinetra’s integrated fleet management system, with customisation, can help your fleet business to improve safety, efficiency and productivity. leave us an enquiry online, and we’ll get in touch with you. Otherwise, contact us for a demo, You can also visit www.trinetrawireless.com for more information.

Cab booking experience gets enhanced for app users with Trinetra’s features

The smartphone has become the biggest medium to engage digital customers and the mobile app is the platform for increasing tangible user experience. So, more and more organisations are looking at the mobile app to enhance customer experience and to meet domestic and international market requirements. The booming Taxi/cab hiring business also widely uses mobile applications to draw customer attention and attract more business repeatedly. Some start-ups have taken to the app-only model to launch their business virtually.in the market.

Modern cab booking tech enhances UX.

The online taxi/cab aggregator needs to be highly intuitive and aims to offer a user-friendly layout with all features to enhance the cab/taxi booking experience for customers. With Trinetra’s application, users can book a cab/taxi from an operator in advance, both for official and personal use. It operates with two level approval notifications triggered to both the user and the driver. The app can be enabled with offline features, such as SMS notification. The user interface should focus on the needs of the user base and ease of use, with a well-defined UX rich user-guide for first time users and for improving customer experience. There is a brand building exercise also involved.

The methodology of taxi hailing has changed.

Cab booking services have grown in popularity steadily over the recent years by offering rides at comparatively lower prices, apart from regular offers. Users of the application, both customer and driver, can use it with greater ease and convenience to book a ride. It includes checking the status of the driver and his location, the choice of payment method and also provide feedback after the ride is ended.

It has proven to be the right tool for operators, convenience for users and a successful business model. The Taxi-Cab aggregator can make best fleet utilisation with the GPS aided technology in use. The customer base is centred geographically and competition is usually tough. Customers stick to the service provider that offered the most comfortable ride experience at a fair price, the main reason to come back again. The technology behind the application also provides for collaboration with local resources, like hotels, tour and travel agents, or even other online service providers and outsourced services.

The sync between operators and drivers is crucial in this model, as time delay and communication is a critical factor in the business. The contact centre and the software in place should be capable of handling the peak traffic generated. To keep up the level of service, the driver behaviour must be pleasant and helpful. The application can help to check on the drivers working remotely and their performance in the long term.

To know more about Trinetra’s fleet management system and the customisation on offer, which also help improve safety and productivity of a vehicle fleet, please contact us for a demo, or visit www.trinetrawireless.com. You can also leave us an enquiry. We’ll get in touch in you.

Reduce idling, increase efficiencies, to improve your fleet business ROI

When it comes to fleet management, the best ones come with the GPS tracking technology to offer you all the insights you need that give you up-to-date details of your fleet, with the help of a dedicated software. The details derived from data reveal that reducing idling that creates more benefits and other details help to identify and optimise many areas of the fleet operations.

The fleet management software that Trinetra Wireless offers has an improved SMS and push notification triggering system, which has helped to optimise many areas of the fleet management and is focused to increase efficiency, reduce running costs and improve overall profitability. The software helps in Fleet Maintenance which helps to reduce downtime of vehicles and extends the life span. This also translates into better ROI for businesses.

The sync between operators and drivers is key in this transport operations. Idling of vehicles proves to be a highly non-productive activity, creating concerns of fuel wastage, air and noise pollution and unnecessary wear and tear of the engine. Heavy trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles are the highest fuel consumers, which has been widely observed. This ultimately increases fuel costs, maintenance costs and waste of time to the company’s operations.

The software generates various types of data, offering different insights to the fleet operator. Trinetra’s software helps in better routing, planning stops and thus saves fuel and time for operators. This also contribute to better fleet utilisation. Some of it go in for better managing of drivers. The monitoring system tracks a number of parameters that go into judging driver skills. Dashboard cameras can be integral into the system, which helps in the fleet manager’s driver training process and for targeted feedback from their workforce. Hard braking, hard acceleration, over speeding, hard cornering are factors that can be monitored. The monitoring and data generated goes to aiding informed decisions.

To know more about how Trinetra’s fleet management system, with customisation on offer, can help in improving safety, efficiency and productivity of your vehicle fleet, please contact us for a demo, or visit www.trinetrawireless.com. Otherwise, leave us an enquiry. online, and we’ll get in touch.

Trinetra comes with GPS installation certification, especially suitable for school and education sector

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In our modern world several technologies and its upgrades have not only offered advantages like reducing equipment costs, but also provided accurate real-time data, automation and many such benefits. However, there are some disadvantages, especially like the risk we see in data security.

Telematics aids education sector

On the other hand, the school and education sector too has really benefited from the advances of telematics. The sector uses the GPS tracking device to monitor their school buses deployed on-field. The sector is primarily focused on the safety of the students using the buses. The education sector utilises high-quality devices that satisfy the standard procedures.

GPS installation certified

We offer the GPS device with an installation certification, that helps us stand out of from other GPS service providers. As Trinetra is an original equipment manufacturer of GPS devices any future technology upgrades or modifications, can be easily incorporated. School buses equipped with the GPS device can be monitored in real time with the help of the Fleet Management System of Trinetra.

System can be supported by a mobile app.

The monitoring system (FMS) can be further supported with a mobile application, which is enabled with alerts and notifications. Both administrators and parents will find it pretty useful to communicate. The alerts and notifications are sent to a handy mobile device which is easy to use by both staff and parents. The alerts can be instantly sent in case of issues/emergencies.

To know more about Trinetra’s school bus management system and the installation certification, which also help improve safety and productivity of your  school bus, please contact us for a demo, or visit www.trinetrawireless.com. Or just leave us an enquiry and we’ll get in touch

How to measure and improve your fleet efficiency and profitability

Thanks to technology, the fleet management system of today’s commercial fleets is capable of getting large amounts of information pertaining to effectiveness, through hardware and software installations. But it is with difficulty that this pool of information, which is simply a cluster of data, gets assimilated for analysis and measurement, and be utilised to get inferences. However, there is a way to audit this data to measure fleet effectiveness and take action and correction to improve effectiveness of the fleet.

Audit as a methodology.

The Audit is actually a review to authenticate the data collected and data interpreted. Based on this and other factors, benchmarking of performance is done to evaluate effectiveness. Develop a consistent logical methodology to measure the sorted data is essential. The audit helps to identify a level, to help you go to the next level. Measuring the same critical factors with quality data consistently, will give you a reliable audit result. The audit is the management’s effort to plan, coordinate and direct the fleet’s efficiency, and for assigning goals.

Benchmarking the fleet performance.

Benchmarking is an important element of the audit process by taking into account a number of elements crucial to the process of measurement in the context of best practices. It’s a standard point of reference to measure quality of performance. It can be chosen for any area of the operations, based on your experience. It can be in reflection of past maintenance costs or on reports of the industry publications or surveys. Sometimes, it could be legal standards, like emission guidelines. GPS enabled devices integrated to the fleet management system can generate useful data inputs for benchmarking.

Choose types of Benchmarks.

Businesses or organisations can define benchmarks, based on various aspects of operations of the fleet. Operational costs can be used for maintenance, driving safety, vehicle utilisation and fuel efficiency. Even customer satisfaction can be measured by response to inquiries by customer service. According to the industry or trade, types of benchmarks can be chosen to develop metrics. A fleet management software can be of great help here.

Grouping the fleet information.

The regular flow of data needs to be sorted to be helpful in evaluation. Fleet information systems can include, besides operational data, financial data, maintenance data and telematics. The system should be developed to capture, record and report information relevant to the goals with help of technologies and solutions. As on-board and telematics solutions offer or provide data without human interaction this increases accuracy. This helps in improving maintenance, routing, engine diagnostics, vehicle utilisation, etc.

Interpreting a picture.

The audit process and benchmark analysis and filtering of data, all help in creating a picture of fleet operations. The data-driven picture is built from the consistency of key elements in the methodology. Metrics don’t give answers but only lead you to it. The audit and benchmarking data is used to quantify and qualify the data. The contextual picture is important to answer the questions of efficiency and effectiveness of the business and operations.

The Audit process and Benchmark analysis help fleet managers and owners to interpret the health of the business and the fleet. To know more about Trinetra’s fleet management system and the installation certification, which also help improve safety and productivity of your fleet, please contact us for a demo, or visit www.trinetrawireless.com. Or just leave us an enquiry and we’ll get in touch.

Importance of a GPS Tracking system for School Buses

The technology in logistics and transportation has advanced greatly over the recent years. This has also benefited school bus transport for pupils. For any school the safety of school children is a top priority and so the GPS tracking device can help the school be actively and practically use this.

Installing the right GPS device and software can help the school get all the info they require, such as, driver behaviour rash driving, if a wrong route is being taken or delays. It can also be tailored to serve a wide range of needs for the school authorities.

Advantages of GPS Tracking system for school bus include:

Safety of Students

Every parent would want all possible precautions taken to ensure their child’s safety whether at home, at school or while on the school bus. A GPS device installed on buses can ensure that the school administration have a way to gather all the info they need, minute by minute. Parents too look for such facility when they send their kids to school, with reliable monitoring of arrivals and delays.

Driver Behaviour

Monitoring the school bus driver’s behaviour is a priority for every school, in order to assure the safety of school children. Accidents have happened because of rash driving of drivers. Now, schools can keep a vigilant eye on drivers to detect over-speeding, reckless driving, sudden acceleration, braking and cornering. Even a detour from the route and unnecessary stops, with the device installed on-board the bus\, can be noticed.

Arrival and departure monitoring for parents

One of the most loved features of the GPS tracking system by parents, is the reliable info of arrival and departure of the vehicles. Instead of getting fed up with waiting at a stop point for the school bus for hours, they can schedule their day accordingly. Parents can be relieved of the anxiety and have peace of mind, with the help of this monitoring device working on GPS technology.

Cost Saving tech

The GPS Tracking system undoubtedly helps in reducing the costs of operations of buses for schools. They can cut down on unnecessary fuel, repairs and maintenance, as the GPS device helps improving route efficiency, reduce idle time and prevents misuse of the bus by its drivers. The fleet management system also helps in checking vehicle performance and maintenance needs, reducing maintenance costs.

Enabled with mobile app and alerts

The FMS can be further enhanced with a mobile application, which can be enabled with alerts and notifications. Both the school staff and parents will find it pretty useful, as alerts and notifications are delivered to a mobile device which is handy to use by both staff and parents. The alerts can be instantly sent in case of issues and emergencies. This results in the quick response and action taken.

To know more about Trinetra’s fleet management system that can help improve safety and productivity of your fleet of buses or cabs, please contact us, or visit www.trinetrawireless.com. Or just leave us an enquiry and we’ll get in touch.

Challenges of logistics can be handled better by use of fleet telematics

Logistics and transportation play a crucial role in any economy. In the present scenario this sector is confronting a number of challenges. There is a need for change ant that brings with it both risks and opportunities. Challenges the sector faces include new technology, higher customer expectations, changing business models and new entrants and competition. The growing pressure on the sector is to offer better service at even lower cost.

However, the logistic and transport industry is increasingly using technology to their benefit and improvement. Digital technology has become a boon. Supply chain functions, delivery processes, vehicle management have all become digitally enabled with telematics technology and players in the sector are benefited. The Indian logistics sector has great potential to expand but only with greater adaptation of digitalisation and telematics for better management can make a breakthrough.

Challenges being resolved by the sector.

  • With improved communication infrastructure, connectivity for telematics has been improving constantly along with new technology introduction and innovation.
  • With wider acceptance and usage of more stakeholder, it will improve the economy of scale for the industry.
  • Further improvement is needed in integrating information, transport networking and the warehousing/distribution facilities.

Training of workforce and building a trustworthy team of personnel is another challenge faced by the manpower-oriented sector.

Another challenge is the variety pf rules and regulations of different states and the need for more uniformity, simplicity and focus.

Telematics has brought about a healthy change in the logistic sector and improved fleet management positively. It has the potential to organise the sector better and improve productivity and profitability.

Advantages of telematics include:

  • Tracking the fleets in real-time improves speed, safety and quality of operations.
  • Transportation is improved by better route planning, analysing vehicle performance and better demand forecasting.
  • Improved monitoring of fleet minutiae, such as mileage, idling time, harsh braking, engine behaviour, etc.
  • It helps resolve workforce issues, such as driver training, driver behaviour, performance statistics, etc.
  • It has greatly improved recording of data, of both basic and complex information, like average speed, distances travelled, etc.

To know more about Trinetra’s fleet telematics solution  can help improve safety and productivity of your fleet, contact us, or visit www.trinetrawireless.com. Or just leave us an enquiry and we’ll get in touch.

Ignoring fleet safety is dangerous and adhering to it is the need of the hour

Impacts of ignoring Fleet maintenance

Fleet managers and owners always run effective maintenance programmes to keep profitability up, maintain RoI, improve efficiency, keep costs down and maintain fleet safety. The fleet management programme has inbuilt periodical checks and on-going maintenance schedules that have to be adhered to by the concerned staff. It is a good way to optimise resources for the company and to maximise fleet safety for the benefit of employees, customers and other road users. Although this is a simple strategy, ignoring fleet safety could be dangerous and expensive error too.

If vehicles being operated are not roadworthy, or are in poor condition, it could cost the fleet operator a lot of money. If your fleet has poorly maintained vehicles and they stop while on road, you not only spend money on repairs but lose vehicle productivity for the period it is off the road, besides affecting operations. Furthermore, in some situations you could face legal problems and have to pay fines too. So make sure your vehicles are maintained to perform regularly and safely.

Studies State that Telematics technology adoption can reduce maintenance/ repair costs by about 14%. Telematics can have a significant positive impact on a fleet’s overall operating costs. By undertaking a strategic business investment in using Trinetra Fleet Maintenance Software you can maximise bottom-line returns.

Few steps you can take to ensure fleet safety, plus overcome fleet maintenance problems and by adopting a fleet management software.

  • Ensure that drivers follow the traffic rules and regulations; monitor them (using telematics) for driver behaviour; send alerts or notifications to minimise violations and maximise safety of public road users.
  • Ensure the loads are safely secured in transit and vehicles are not overloaded, or maintain the stipulated weight, as it reflects in cost of maintenance too.
  • See that the vehicle’s papers, insurance cover and driver’s papers are all in order, currently.
  • Compliance is followed not because of the threat of sanctions, but as mandatory and for safety of the public using the road.
  • GPS Tracking helps in tyre management, to monitor an expensive and wearable part, to increase tyre life and avoid risks of tyre failure or blowouts, which is a safety issue too.

To know more details about Trinetra’s fleet management system and how it can help you in safety and productivity of your fleet, contact us, or visit www.trinetrawireless.com. Or just leave us an enquiry and we’ll get in touch.

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