Mobile solutions help fleet management shift into high gear

Fleet Management has always been one of the more challenging areas of the vehicle industry, with so much analytics and data required to be able to accurately and effectively manage fleets. There is also so little control that a fleet manager holds over what happens to their fleet, most of it is down to the individual driver and their actions.

Advancements in technology are making it increasingly easier for fleet managers. Systems are now available that provide the fleet manager with more instant feedback and allows a greater, more complete view of their fleet at any one time.

Mobile solutions are one of the things that are taking fleet management to the next level with two-way communication and streamlined processes.

Samsung have recognised this through the use of their technologies amongst fleet managers and have documented this in an eBook “Mobile Solutions Drive Fleet Efficiencies, Compliance and Retention”. It explores the use and impact of technology in fleet management today.

They summarised the eBook as follows:

“Today, trucking fleets and drivers have come to rely on mobile solutions to streamline internal processes and boost operational efficiency. With onboard sensors and wireless devices, fleet operators can stay connected with every truck and driver on the road and achieve new levels of efficiency. Mapping capabilities enable targeted navigation for real-time routing updated to avoid traffic problems and respond to customers’ needs.

With enterprise fleet management applications, managers are able to track driver performance and pinpoint inefficiencies in the system, from routes that take too long or drivers who waste fuel. Two-way communication with the driver and vehicle enables real-time reporting and unprecedented responsiveness. Mobile devices are speeding the transition to a paperless environment, leaving behind old technologies like faxed driver instructions and reports.

Fleet telematics offer streamlined communications and give managers real-time reports for productivity and regulatory compliance. Embedded vehicle sensors can track driver and engine performance, and send alerts to drivers for engine problems and other diagnostic issues. Trucks can stay on the road longer and avoid unscheduled downtime — and small efficiency gains can pay off big over the long haul.”

To find out more about enabling the fleet manager to make better decisions, download our white paper “Power to the fleet manager”.