Telematics – Solution for Fleet Management
The success of any business is pegged on how well it is managed. Companies that are well managed end up posting impressive financial results. Transport companies for instance thrive on very good management. This is even more complicated when we talk about the business of operating a fleet of vehicles. Companies that operate trailer or truck businesses usually handle a fleet of such large vehicles.
A long time ago fleets of vehicles were managed manually. This involved leaders of the companies physically following trucks as a management measure. This was tedious and that is why a more sophisticated approach was introduced to the market in recent years. This is the use of telematics software for fleet management. In general different sectors of business are taking up software in a bid to make their operations efficient.
What does the telematics software do to help in management of fleets? The use of GPS systems is one key component in telematics software that aids in fleet management. Application of GPS has also been extended to other fields such as engineering. Fleet management is served well by the software due to the telecommunication aspect.
How does the telematics software aid in fleet management? There are several things that telematics software provides. Tracking of vehicles for many hours is one key aspect of the software. GPS technology together with the software provides this service. This serves managers of the fleets well since they can monitor the vehicles from one location.
Tracking of trucks and trailers can also be done by actually tracking the containers that they carry. Container tracking is also achieved by using the GPS technology. For the GPS work properly, it is usually fused into an electronic device. Since the device is small and portable it can be placed in any desired part of the vehicle in question. Security is boosted by tracking vehicles.
Telematics can also be used in diagnosing a mechanical problem that the truck or trailer has. The software is computer based hence after diagnosis has been done one is able to observe the problems from the screen of a computer hence being able to figure out what action to take. Identification of the process makes it easy to actually solve the mechanical issue and have the vehicle back in business. Advancement of the software has also seen features that allows for management of fuel. Fleet managers can use this feature to manage fuel consumption of their trailers and trucks. All these measures lead to efficient fleet management and higher financial productivity.