10 Problems in Fleet Management and How To Solve Them (Part 1)

10 Problems in Fleet Management and How To Solve Them (Part 1)

Every day fleet managers are facing a range of different issues. Good news is that technology has now advanced to the point where many of challenges can be solved.

Check out this list of 10 common fleet management problems, and find out how vehicle tracking systems can help you overcome them.

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Operations are taking too long

Do you find that your schedule is never being followed? That drivers don’t arrive when they should?  That the knock on effects make planning your fleet’s activities a nightmare?

Then fleet management system is all you need. In your FleetManager Web and Mobile dashboard track your vehicles in real-time and be informed where are your drivers at that moment.

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FleetManager Web: In your dashboard access information about vehicle such as GPS signal status, speed, driver’s name, speeding alerts and extra information such as vehicle’s temperature if it’s a cold truck.

Route Optimization

Your vehicle routes are not optimized by Fleet Management Systems

Without vehicle tracking, it’s extremely difficult to see the route your drivers are taking.

There may be problem areas and patterns that can emerge with the kind of data fleet tracking systems can provide. Is there a particular route that gets slowed down at the same time every day?

With Route Optimisation feature in FleetManager set the best routes for your drivers and enjoy lower fuel costs and higher efficiency.

Route Optimization

FleetManager Web: Job Dispatch Route Optimisation allows you to see the estimated distance and journey time of your planned routes letting you tune them manually with your local area knowledge or automatically optimize them with our new additional “Optimise” feature in Dispatch module.

Fleet Management Enhance driver punctuality

You are not aware about your driver’s break time

Unscheduled or long breaks can throw your timings out, but it’s impossible to find out if this is the problem without data.

Equally, you don’t want to come down hard on all your drivers as many of them may taking perfectly reasonable breaks – their delays may be caused by other problems.

With FleetManager fleet management system check your driver’s schedule and appointed jobs in Driver Journal.

Driver Journal

Driver Journal in FleetManager Web. Using the Driver Journal together with iButton you can monitor your driver’s behavior such as the start date of his job, duration and end address together with a short description.

Fleet Management Improve fleet accountability

When it comes to your drivers, you don’t know the good from the bad

Whether we’re talking about aptitude or attitude, tracking and monitoring solutions allow you to determine which of your drivers are and aren’t operating at the standard you expect.

This will also allow you to accurately assess your drivers, so you can encourage good driving and reward your best drivers. It will also allow you to determine where additional training may be required.

With ECO Driver Report in FleetManager Web observe inappropriate driver’s behavior by setting up speeding, engine idling and harsh breaking rules.

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ECO Driver Report in FleetManager Web. Monitor dangerous events such as harsh braking, acceleration, sudden turning and over speeding performed by your driver. Also, filter the reports according to the date. 

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In ECO Driver Report you can access the data about dangerous events performed by all your vehicles.   

Speeding report

In addition to ECO Report, you can access monthly Speeding report per Driver. Using this report you can find out about all speeding offenses committed by the driver on the specific date, time and address. Also, you can check the duration of the offense.

 

A well-maintained vehicle performs better

Your vehicles suffer unsustainable amounts of wear and tear

Irregular amounts of wear and tear can be caused by a multitude of factors.

Drivers not being given enough time to complete their journeys will cause them to rush which will put undue stress on their vehicle. Equally, heavy acceleration and aggressive breaking will put a strain on your vehicles.

Fleet management systems will allow you determine exactly what is causing excessive wear and tear – and then you can work out what to do about it.

Vehicle Maintenance Status

Maintenance feature in FleetManager Web. This feature keeps track of your Vehicles when due for service based on Engine Hours – engine ON runtime, Odometer – total distance traveled by the Vehicle, Time – such as Road Tax renewal. You can see their current maintenance status in the application and create notifications when vehicles are due for service.                                                                                                           

Email Alert of Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

Every time your vehicle’s maintenance time is approaching receive reminders via emails and mobile notifications in your FleetManager Mobile.

  

Read the second part of the article here.