Telematics – Solution for Fleet Management
The success of any business is pegged on how well it is managed. Proper management is the key foundation to the financial success of any business enterprise. Management for instance is a key pillar for the success of any transport company. The situation is even more dependent on management when we consider transport companies dealing with a fleet of vehicles. Companies that operate trailer or truck businesses usually handle a fleet of such large vehicles.
In the old days fleet management was mainly done manually. People used to personally follow trucks and trailers using smaller vehicles in order to manage them properly. This was tedious and that is why a more sophisticated approach was introduced to the market in recent years. One such method was the use telematics software. This was not an isolated case since more and more business sectors are taking into technology to make their systems efficient.
How does telematics software make management of fleets efficient? 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. However, the telecommunication aspect makes it ideal for fleet management.
How can one manage a fleet of vehicles using the telematics software? The software serve to provide solutions to several management issues. Using the software it is possible to track a fleet of vehicles from any location. Tracking of the vehicles is achieved by using GPS technology that is fused into the software. This is very advantageous to the fleet managers since they can observe and control the movement of the trucks without physically trailing them.
Container tracking is another form of tracking trucks and trailers. Container tracking is also achieved by using the GPS technology. An electronic device that serves as the tracking device usually has a micro chip that allows for tracking. The electronic device can be placed on any part of the vehicle and that is why it is possible to have container tracking. Tracking serves to improve security of the vehicle especially if it is meant to traverse large areas.
It is possible to diagnose a mechanical problem on a vehicle using the telematics software. The fact that the software is computer based means that the problem can be established and the findings posted on a computer screen for further action to be taken. With the problem having been identified it is easy for it to be fixed hence allowing the vehicle to be back on the road fast. Advancement of the software has also seen features that allows for management of fuel. Such features enable truck owners to know how much fuel was consumed by the vehicle during a specific part of the journey. An increase in revenue generated by the fleet of vehicles is the end product of the application of the telematics software.