Fleet management challenges
One of the major challenges for any transportation and logistics company is the effective operations management of its owned fleet of trucks, containers & trailers. These days fleet management software and truck monitoring are not just limited to vehicle details entry and normal GPS-based tracking. New-age technologies such as vehicle telematics, help transportation companies get a real-time account of the tracking and diagnostics of the vehicle.
A proper fleet management software allows the logistics company to minimalize the risk associated with their vehicles. From tires, fuel, overall maintenance of vehicles, various document expiries, government regulations, etc. also can be managed through an efficient fleet management system. Each of the fleet operations functions should be interrelated and integrated and should be optimized based on each company’s process and workflow.
Ripples-FMS Integrated fleet management software
Vehicle Management: Trucks & trailers are the most vital asset for any logistics firm, the more effectively you manage them, and more will be the productivity. The entire fleet details can be captured through a master entry. These include general information like make & model, mileage (with different types of loads), engine specifications and transmission details, etc. The company can also record details of other company vehicles such as cars or mini-vans.
Fleet management document & Dues
Various important document details such as vehicle booklet, driving license, inspection documents, transit clearance papers, tax submissions, various permits, etc. should be stored digitally in a centralized system. Expiry and overdue alerts should be notified accordingly to the concerned authorities.
Tracking fleet fuel, tires & spares monitoring
GPS based Cargo tracking is an essential vitality these days, your customer should be able to know where the truck is at a given point in time. There is much more than just location tracking & truck monitoring, today you can even get details such as driver behavior, condition of your cargo, tampering alerts, etc. on the go.
There should be a provision to record regular fitness checks before and after every trip. A proper job order request can be raised in case of any issue found. Every single detail can be recorded by the workshop authorities. We can even calculate the additional maintenance cost incurred due to a particular trip.
Tire Management software
Tire and other spares issues and returns can be monitored for inventory management purposes. An effective fleet management system can also give you an idea about the life of a tire both vehicle-wise and tire-wise. The retreading and recycling of tires can be recorded and managed accordingly. Tires can also be tagged with sensors for identifying potential theft. As you can see, there are a lot of aspects to managing your fleet. Each truck has to be handled effectively so that your operations management achieves maximum productivity. MIS in freight logistics management can ease decision-making.
If you want to know more about effective fleet management software, integrated with tire management, fuel management, and workshop. A full-fledged freight logistics management solution to help reduce the operational efforts which address all the above-mentioned points, do write to us.