Logistics

Fleet control: How information helps you to improve your business?

On several occasions, we have talked about how technological advances have already become an essential part of our daily lives. Companies, regardless of their industry, must adapt and implement these changes if they want to stand out from the competition. In the transportation and logistics area, new technologies allow to monitor and control fleets, in real time, with a wealth of details and instant communication.

Here are a few points about how fleet information and control can help improve your business:

1. Drivers are more efficient

With the help of GPS navigators, all the efforts related to arriving to the location are automated, routes are planned, and the operator must only take care of driving, he does not have to make calls, nor stop to ask or write down directions on a piece of paper.

To ensure maximum productivity, through these devices and even with the mobile phones themselves, it is possible to control driving habits, as well as delivery times, if there was any delay, its exact location, if unauthorized stops were made, the speed at which it circulates, the place and duration of each stop, among others.

2. Promotes the proper use of vehicles

It is possible to save fuel and reduce wear and maintenance of vehicles thanks to sensors installed in different components of the vehicle and from which data such as the mileage of each trip, fuel consumption, maximum speed reached, tire condition and frequency of engine start/stop can be obtained.

3. Increased safety in the event of an accident

These technologies also help prevent and report circumstances such as theft, breakdowns or accidents. This avoids asset losses and ensures driver safety by providing the peace of mind of knowing that someone is watching to ensure that the route is running smoothly.

4. Reduced costs

Thanks to the collection, storage and analysis that this remote information system provides about the fleet, operating and administrative costs are reduced by optimizing the productivity of operations and correcting errors or bad habits that affect the quality of the service delivered.

Also, fines for exceeding speed limits, possible accidents, insurance costs and gasoline theft will be avoided by detecting attempts to access the engine or unplanned detours. The money that can be saved in a year by optimizing fuel consumption is equivalent to paying a driver’s salary, which increases the company’s income.

5. Facilitates administrative processes

Many of the inconveniences that distribution company administrators must deal with can be avoided thanks to new monitoring devices. These devices receive and record information from the different vehicles, immediately generating complete reports that allow always controlling the service and making accurate decisions in the future.

Thanks to these systems, it is easier to understand the overall operation of the fleet, and accounting processes and expense reports are streamlined.

6. Increases customer satisfaction

Information about fleet monitoring can be trespassed on to customers and notify them about their deliveries. With this, each customer can know in real time where their orders are and when they will arrive.

Drivin is a software that not only helps to plan and optimize dispatch routes, but also provides visibility throughout the whole logistic process and to all involved in fleet management. It is a very effective tool that helps companies increase its productivity and competitiveness.