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.

 

How to maximise efficiency, safety and compliance with the right fleet management software

Fleet Managers today in the digital age, rely on data to develop business intelligence and the software packages provide added value and real-time functionality to the system. This also gives the manager the benefit of maintaining sustainability, safety and compliance in fleet operations or transport business. This is because the data provides a wealth of information at the managers’ fingertips to help data-driven informed decision-making. Here below are the factors involved and the benefits in implementing a fleet management software for the fleet business.

Better Data Management

With more availability of better quality data, in recent years, it has resulted in better software solutions for the business. There’s better integration & options to import the software into the fleet management system which is in place.  It enables really detailed data analysis and management in nearly all the areas of fleet management. The software can handle operations in a more automated style and so free up time for managers and administration staff.

Ease of Use and Other Benefits

The latest software is built for easy use and easy integration with a wide selection of related applications and systems, completely eliminating manual data entry. These tools require very little training and has increasing user acceptability and efficiency.

Comprehensive deployment of software is beneficial to the ROI and can be considered in a financial angle as investment. Fleet managers can quantify the time saved in administration and benefit from the huge operating cost savings gained by efficient management of fleets and drovers/

Another benefit that cannot be quantified is the compliance in perspective. It is important that fleet companies are able to show customers and partners that their fleet is safe and compliant as possible.

The intelligent fleet management software with the help of telematics can track drivers in real-time and evaluate driver behaviour and compliance against benchmarks and parameters set to monitor and promote safety and compliance.

Mobility Solutions & Apps

Mobility solutions are being integrated to software applications and the fleet management software. With the advent of mobile devices like smartphones, PDAs, tablets, etc. the mobile app also has become a useful tool for business and users of portable devices. The GPS enabled FMS software also uses telematics technology for fleet tracking, data collection and other functionalities.

Mobile apps have been built or customised and integrated with fleet management solution to provide access to the system even remotely. It allows transmission of data in real-time continuously. Notable features, that also help in safety and efficiency is offered by such apps, include:

  • Allows booking inputs for service, maintenance and repair
  • Feature to report incidents or breakdowns with GPS for location
  • Real-time updates of mileage done with digital maps
  • Option for multiple vehicle management
  • Allows uploading of images captured of incidents and vehicles
  • Data sharing between systems reduces efforts and errors in administration

To Conclude

In future, software applications are going to be more intelligent and that applies to intelligent fleet management software too. AI is likely to be integrated into the FMS system to increase functionalities and user experience, added with  telematics technology. Data analytics will make information valuable and meaningful.

Such unique software will provide the ability to understand operational inefficiencies, compliance irregularities and other discrepancies and help managers and fleet owners to address them. With the advent of connected cars, vehicles, EV fleets and automation the intelligent FMS software will enable strategic decision-making and much greater levels of operational efficiency.

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.

How a scalable Fleet Management software with GPS tracking raises performance and revenue.

A fleet management solution (FMS) with advanced technology and revenue orientation will drive up profitability and help in expansion. Some organisations feel that new tech would displace the existing system. But they can opt for an FMS that seamlessly integrates with the existing system (across the supply chain).

At present all data collected should be consolidated on the platform and managed there for optimum visibility regarding resources and employees, to help leadership make better informed decisions. The software must be flexible enough to be adapted to your specific needs and operations of your fleet.

GPS tech for tracking. Thanks to progress and acceptance of telematics the GPS tracking devices have become more used in cars and commercial vehicles and transportation fleets. This system has become an essential tool for improving fleet management, as technology uses the real time data from GPS devices connected to a wide wireless network, to develop reports and for analysis for management to improve results.

Integrating GPS with map and app. The GPS tracking system collects performance data and location data from the vehicle generated from the device to be analysed by the FMS software to monitor costs. The addition of vehicles into the fleet is easily incorporated into the scalable Fleet Management Software. Managers will find it easier to monitor and track operations for efficiency.

Optimizing Fuel Management. Fuel Management feature of the software helps businesses to analyse, monitor, and optimize the fuel expenses. It facilitates to log in fuel usage to optimize this major operating costs.

Route management & planning. Based on a variety of constraints and factors, a route optimization solution is customisable, allowing the organisation to decide on the type of vehicle and payload, according to business requirements, scale, geographies and operations. Factors like cost to deliver, driver breaks, vehicle capacity, traffic conditions, etc. all count in the optimization and costing.

Scalability from small to big fleets. The right software combines ease of use with scalability, flexibility and enterprise grade security to deliver results to whatever fleet size or composition. Being a web-hosted software it is easy to “plug & play” without local installation or maintenance. The software design is intuitive and supported, secure and scalable with custom hierarchies and role-based administration.

Driver performance and utilization. In fleet management, driver turnover or retention is an issue and expense when driver shortage remains a big concern. On-boarding new and skilled drivers involves time and money. Training and optimising driver utilisation factors in operational costs. So, improving driver retention is critical to business. A user-friendly software with automation will be a great help for drivers and managers.

Mobile App, Telematics & Safety. A mobile app with the right functionality will improve performance of deliveries and services and is a competitive advantage. Safety technology safeguards the people working and can lower insurance costs. The right solution incorporates safety and telematics not only tracks the vehicles, monitors speed, driver breaks and other parameters for data, but helps to manage driver behaviour and safe habits. It can use gamification to rank drivers. These aspects also help in customer satisfaction besides helping control costs of maintenance. Telematics also contributes to expansion and growth of fleets or operations, besides optimising vehicle utilisation. Alerts and notifications triggered by the software contributes to safety.

Trinetra’s FMS software, run on a web-based platform, built for easy and remote access, is available to all stakeholders with rights online. It uses a telematics to efficiently monitor and track fleets and other assets, mostly in real-time, across geographic areas. Supported with a customisable mobile app, the system offers multiple benefits to manage and streamline fleet operations and measurable ROI, efficiently and economically in many sectors.

Significant benefits of the FMS software include:

  • Improved reliability helps in customer satisfaction
  • Better transparency shows areas of discrepancy that need improvement or correction.
  • Cost savings by better control over movement, inventory management, order processing.
  • Data sharing between systems reduces efforts and errors in administration
  • Overall visibility aids shifting schedules according to requirements.
  • Better management by using data on payload, its movement with site/route maps.

For better understanding a Demo can be arranged for the interested party. Please contact us and our executives will respond to you as early as possible.

How to save fuel costs and more using an integrated fleet management solution.

All those who are fleet operators, owners or managers know that fuel and usage costs make up a big part of the overall running costs of vehicles which affect ROI also. Discover here how to reduce fuel costs through a smart fleet management solution.

Reduce Idling Time. It is a fact that engine idling affects the fuel economy of any vehicle and for fleets it adds up collectively to fuel costs. The FMS can send alerts on idling time to drivers to help them avoid it.

Reduce mileage by route monitoring.  Monitor whether the vehicle is keeping to the route plan which is based on the shortest distance possible and other factors like traffic density, etc. Planning routes can make a 12% difference. A fleet management solution using data history will be able to identify the most effective rout for drivers and prevent misuse.

Locate nearest vehicle option. Use the software to locate the vehicle and assess the driver and according to geographical proximity allocate the task to save time and fuel.

Driving style/behaviour monitoring. Monitoring the driving style and driver behaviour not only is for safety but also help improve fuel economy. Correcting the driving habits can save costs.

Geofencing using telematics. A fleet management solution uses telematics to track and monitor vehicles and the software can offer Geofencing to keep on road vehicles within predetermined boundaries using maps and GPS triggered alerts to stop misuse and unwanted mileage.

Creating Vehicle Preventive Maintenance. Your fleet management solution is capable of using your collected data to create a maintenance or service schedule for preventive maintenance. It will greatly improve the uptime and efficiency of the fleets.

Explore fuel purchase options. Large operators can centrally base their fuel buying for cost benefits and small fleet owners can save by opting for a fuel card.

Other factors that positively contribute include:

Using Telematics and Driver Apps.

  • The FMS uses telematics to gather critical information and store data for analysis and insights.
  • Integrated with a custom mobile app it can help to manage the fleet and drivers in real-time.
  • Telematics help to obtain data to create awareness of where extra fuel is used up, such as hard braking or accelerating, or where it is saved, like stop idling of engine.
  • Using audio or visual alerts to point at poor practices sent directly to the driver cabin.

 The Choice of Vehicle. When purchasing or replacing vehicles, check the fuel efficiency figures provided by the OEM or by test reports and also consider the type of fuel suited for vehicle in your particular business.

Trinetra’s FMS software uses telematics to effectively monitor and track vehicles or fleet and other assets in real-time, over large territories. The system overlaid on a web-based platform, is developed for remote access, accessible to all stakeholders assigned to it. When integrated with a customised mobile app, the fleet management solution offers great features to manage and streamline fleet operations, to efficiently and economically manage a fleet business.

For  better perception we can provide you a Demo. Please contact us and our Trinetra team will respond as soon as possible.

GPS tracking when integrated into transport management works wonders.

The GPS or Global Positioning system has found its way into many things, such as the smartphone, mobile devices, computers, even wearables, or embedded in the navigation system of vehicles. However, there are many specifics around it and how it works. The tech which has been around for some time is no longer solely used by the military or government, but has become a part of everyday personal and public life.

Telematics and GPS tech.

GPS tracking and devices have become common in cars and commercial vehicles and also transportation fleets. Thanks to telematics this system has become essential for enhancing fleet management. Telematics technology uses the near real time data from GPS which is obtained from vehicles tracking devices and from the vehicles OBD port, all connected via a wide wireless network.

Using GPS Tracking software

The GPS tracking software combines performance data got from the device and location data from the vehicle to analyse the operations in real-time in order to improve safety, productivity and fuel efficiency. The software interprets telematics data with vehicle tracking info, that’s overlaid on a map, to update it on the computer or mobile app, to offer complete visibility into fleet operations. The system can set up Geofencing to help monitor security aspects and location of vehicles.

Integrating GPS with Transportation.

By integrating GPS tracking with the overall logistics and transportation operations, it addresses and delivers real value to all stakeholders, be they the fleet owners/operators, drivers or end customers. Logistics management assists in planning and facilitating goods movement from point to point, as part of the supply chain management system.

Significant benefits include:

  • Better customer satisfaction by improving reliability and speed of deliveries.
  • Improved transparency highlights areas of discrepancy needing improvement or remedy.
  • Cost savings by better control over goods movement, inventory management, order processing.
  • Data sharing between systems reduces administration efforts and errors.
  • Overall visibility ads ability to shift schedules according to requirements.
  • Better management using data on goods shipped, its movement & directions with site/route maps.

Trinetra’s FMS software uses a telematics to efficiently monitor and track vehicles and other assets across large geographic areas mostly in real-time. Run on a web-based platform built for easy and remote access, it’s available to all stakeholders with rights. Empowered with a custom mobile app, the system offers multiple benefits to manage and streamline fleet operations and transportation both efficiently and economically in any sector.

For better understanding we can provide a Demo. Contact us and our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

Eight ways that make the fleet management system work smarter for you.

There are smart ways to make your fleet management more effective to meet the unique requirements of your fleet of Vehicles or truck fleets. They are now easier to manage thanks to advancement in technology and IT, greatly improving a number of areas to benefit fleet owners or operators. Find here the 7 ways fleet management software (like Trinetra’s FMS) can help make your fleet business more profitable and productive.

  1. Telematics enable real-time connectivity.

Fitting the vehicle or truck with the GPS tracking hardware and activating the device and software is all what you need to do to get instant fleet management. The FMS software will take care of all the requirements of the fleet managers and operators via telematics.

  1. Vehicle specific routes mapped.

The software provides navigational module for the drivers to safely move them from destination so the next and so on. GPS vehicle tracking offers number of significant advantages to keep drivers efficient safe and stress-free. A capable vehicle navigation and routing module is one of the most effective safety measures for drivers.

  1. Truck/Vehicle specific routing is based on the vehicle size and load.

Realistic maps help prepare drivers to make their journey efficiently and economically. Updates and notifications help drivers respond to route changes or detours. The rout is charted based on the size of the vehicle and the type of load it is carrying. Help drivers by providing more info such as weight limits, low bridge clearance, entry and exit points, rest stops or parking areas, etc. to get their way to each destination up to the last mile.

  1. Maximize uptime with preventive maintenance.

Maintenance managers are provided with a wealth of information and diagnostic data too on the health of vehicles. Compared with the OEM data provided by vehicle manufacturers maintenance managers currently get far more accurate evaluation of how the vehicles are performing as well as enable them to plan upcoming maintenance and their schedules. Service centres also get advanced notice of the schedules to be prepared. This data also helps the company plan vehicle life cycle and help develop best practice guidelines.

  1. GPS tracking to monitor movement, location and door-open events.

Robust hardware installed in vehicles or trucks monitor in real-time 24X7 the movements and location. It can also monitor the ‘door opening and closing’ events for reasons of safety and security. Geofencing can be set up by the software to monitor vehicle movements and also to automatically notify managers, such as when a vehicle enters or leaves a location or site.

  1. Automatic POD and fast turnaround by GPS on Geofences.

Using GPS enabled tracking the FMS lets you detect the location of a vehicle, or driver, or mobile asset, when entering or exiting the’ geofenced’ area which has added value to the system. it can be used to confirm automatically the Proof of Delivery (POD) and electronically tagged as a completed task. It can also trigger other functions like billing, despatch scheduling and others and cuts down paperwork completely.

  1. Communication Channel & Web Access

The software help you set up interactive communication channel and data streams with fleet managers, drivers, backend staff, facilitating alerts & notifications, messages, feedback forms, complaints registry, monitoring parameters, etc. The FMS software is web hosted and mobile app integrated for easy data transfer in real-time and always accessible via a compatible communication channel.

  1. BYOD Option

A BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) option can help reduce costs of managing fleets, as drivers can use their own device, a smartphone or tablet, with an app on either iOS or Android platform to be connected with the Headquarters. Integration with GPS tracking and mobile app installation, the system can facilitate navigation, cover compliance and driver behaviour and help in work order management, which all improves the work experience.

Trinetra’s Fleet Management Software uses a telematics to constantly monitor parameters and track vehicles or mobile assets across territories. It works in real time on a web-based platform built for easy and remote access by all stakeholders. With a customised mobile app, to helps run and streamline fleet operations economically ensuring a better ROI.

Simply request for a Demo and our team will return as to you as soon as possible.

Start your intelligent fleet management journey today!

As technology and innovation advances, facilities and services get enhancement; thus fleet owners and operators too have gained as their fleet management system works overtime to resolve the issues arising, to improve performance and profitability. The evolution of the business model for fleet operations is leading to the adoption of intelligent systems. More companies are adopting IoT technologies to make comprehensive solutions to locate, track, monitor and manage fleets of vehicles.

There are opportunities awaiting you at the door and the logistics sector are ready to enter a smarter threshold of intelligent management systems. Trinetra FMS system can launch you into the smarter threshold with an IoT enabled system. It’s time you embarked on to the Intelligent Fleet Management system and here’s how you start your journey.

Starting your Intelligent FMS project.

Starting the intelligent FMS project, you desire on you own (as an operator) could be a daunting task. However, to integrate IoT into the project you will again need internal IoT expertise and resources. The expertise to build on top an enterprise grade and tested IoT platform that’s usable across the industry.

Adopt a built, customisable platform. This is where Trinetra’s Fleet Management System (FMS) comes in to help you out. First of all, you can easily customise and tailor the FMS software to meet your organisation’s needs and requirements. Another benefit is you are not tied down to a legacy system that is unable of adapting and changing to meet your fleet’s evolving requirements and shift in preferences. One other benefit is you can scale up operations easily and also access potential revenue lines by accessing any business data or performance metrics that you require for analysing or exploring possibilities as Trinetra offers both GPS hardware and software integration.

Outline Objective and Policy. Have a clear understanding of your objective and the reason to make the move to an intelligent system and identify the group of vehicles for it. Make up your policy with regard to the structure of the plan, the type of vehicles, its life cycle, the sector targeted.

Selection of Vehicle.  The selection of vehicle should be a data based decision making exercise to fulfil the requirements or meet the challenges. Selection is broadly based on factors like, life span (mileage), fuel consumption, service cost & schedule, repairs, replacements and maintenance. It can also be an optimal mix of vehicle types.

Make the Process. You need to set up the process required to achieve the desired results. The process can include the procedures for procuring and filling fuel, managing driver behaviour and choice, scheduling of shifts, maintenance or service calls, etc.

Two-way Communication Channels. Make sure you set up interactive communication channels and data streams needed, involving fleet managers, drivers, backend staff, for alerts & notifications, messages, feedback forms, complaints registry, monitoring parameters, etc.

Audit & Review. Once the policy is defined, consistently review the process, outcomes, data, reports and audit all accessible, collected information and data that will activate necessary responses, tweaks, actions and corrections. Define the key performance indicators (KRI) to extract insights for management using vindicated audit reports done periodically.

Incorporate IoT advantage. By incorporating the right IoT solution enterprises can streamline their operations, set up geo-fencing, remotely track their assets, get alerts and notifications and gain better visibility and insights all in real-time. thereby they increase uptime of vehicles, monitor temperature parameters, driving behaviour, optimise routes, reduce fuel and maintenance costs and get cost based savings.

Trinetra’s FMS software uses a telematics to effectively monitor and track vehicles and assets across geographies in real time. It works on a web-based platform built for easy and remote access to all stakeholders. Added with a customised mobile app, it accrues many benefits to helps run and streamline fleet operations economically in any industry ensuring a better ROI. You  can gather more info about Trinetra Wireless at our website:  (https://www.trinetrawireless.com/features/overview/).

Simply request for a Demo and our team will return as to you as soon as possible.

Use benchmarking to improve your fleet performance and management.

Fleet Performance Management Software

It is essential to evaluate your fleet operations’ success year over year and also how it compares to other operators, to remain competitive and profitable. One way to track your progress is by setting benchmarks and process to support it. The benchmark is an important metric to which data can be compared to determine how the fleet operations are performing. With benchmarks you track your operation costs better, determine vehicle replacement time and also compare with other operations.

Operating Costs can be Tracked. Operating costs include a host of factors that include labour costs to vehicle downtime and more. Measure your fleet operations to determine its performance and to ensure your company is on the right track. A company’s fleet manager constantly works to find ways to economise operations and improve the ROI.

Replace Vehicles on time. By tracking the costs on each vehicle, you can prevent overspend on an asset. The benchmark will help identify the vehicles you are spending more than necessary. If fuel expenses, repairs and parts are more than they should be, then it is time to replace the asset, as it has become too expensive to keep it running. On the other hand, if an older vehicle is not expensive to run as per the benchmark, you can keep the vehicle active in the fleet for more time.

Compare with other operators. Keep your benchmarks as per industry benchmarks, to help you determine how your operations compare with other operators. By tracking your data and comparing with benchmarks, you’ll know if you are spending more on labour, repairs or parts and whether vehicle downtime is longer than others. Update information and benchmarks will help you evaluate your internal process and help to make changes, if necessary.

An effective fleet management software (FMS) is needed to help your vehicles perform well and generate the income required for your company. The fleet management program can use benchmarks to manage, compare and improve your fleet business and identify cost savings. Modern Fleet Management Solutions use telematics in helping to diagnose fleet vehicle condition and maintenance issues. With the help of benchmarks and GPS enabled telematics, remote monitoring of vehicles will lead to better vehicle utilisation and better driver management, which all add to cost savings and a better ROI.

Trinetra’s FMS software uses a telematics effectively and is a web-based platform for easy accessibility. With mobile app integration, it has many benefits to streamline and economically run fleet operations for any industry. Pick up more about Trinetra Wireless products at our website (https://www.trinetrawireless.com/features/overview/). Just request for a Demo and our team will respond as soon as possible to you.

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