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The Future of Transport with Fleet Management

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, January 14, 2019

Fleet management system allows transportation companies to minimize the risks associated with vehicle investment, improve efficiency, productivity, and reduce their overall transportation and staff costs. The fleet management industry contributes to a large extent toward the global economy by offering job openings and furthermore through tax returns. With the advancement in technologies, fleet management is expected to make positive impacts from this time forth. However, it has some areas of improvement like mobility management, operational efficiency, safety, and accounting.

The fleet management system can be of great use when it comes to maintenance of vehicle as it can enable a company to set up custom maintenance alerts for regular tire or engine checkups and low battery issues. The system is expected to adopt self-driving vehicle technology that in turn helps improve driver efficiency and safety, increased driver productivity, reduced cost, and minimize road accidents. As the electric vehicles gain more popularity every day, the fleet management companies are looking to use electric vehicles, which are more sustainable and economical.  The system also alerts companies about drivers loitering, who keep the engine on unnecessarily. Operational efficiency involves delivering the products or services as quickly as possible to customers. GPS vehicle tracking helps in the full vehicle and asset utilization. For a company, it may mean knowing which vehicles are available at that time to serve customers. By rationalizing the routes, fuel can be saved which help achieve cost reduction. The fleet management apps will keep track of operations on a daily basis and also help owners to improve their business operation procedure and service delivery. The new generation can have the benefit of fleet management apps which lets them perform tasks easily such as route planning, expense reporting, and tracking.

Telematics systems play a vital role in data management and optimize operational efficiency. As of now, there are new changes in accounting and lease transactions which will produce results in the coming year. So, the owners need to start gathering information similar to financial reports. The challenging task for owners is to hire well-qualified accounting experts to ensure that they are ready for the changeover. Fleet management systems make it easy for businesses to manage their fleet operations while eliminating various challenges and bring down costs.

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