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The global fleet management industry is growing rapidly, in a fast-paced and emerging technology landscape.
The more fleet managers know, the better. That’s why 75% of fleet managers rely on fleet management tools, to manage their vehicles, cargo, operations, and drivers.
Successful fleet management will help you optimise and improve your operation's efficiency, and gain a competitive edge in the market.
After reading this blog, you will know more about fleet management, and walk away with more knowledge to keep your fleet productive, efficient, and profitable.
With this in hand, you’ll be equipped with all the tools to manage your fleet confidently and successfully.
Ready to jump straight in?
If you rely on your vehicles, drivers and machinery to provide a product or service successfully, then you need fleet management.
Let’s say you’re in the construction industry. Your operation needs to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible for it to remain successful, profitable and competitive.
One way of doing this is having a fleet management system in place to track, manage and improve how your construction vehicles and equipment are being used, to maximise the utilisation of your assets. If certain equipment, such as cement mixers are underutilised, it may be more cost-effective to rent or sell them rather than letting them waste away in your fleet.
In addition, cement plays a vital role in the completion of construction projects, and should be delivered on time with proper route planning. The timely delivery of cement ensures that the concrete mixture maintains its quality, which is necessary to complete projects.
A fleet system in place also helps you ensure that your equipment is well-maintained and serviced at regular intervals, which will prevent breakdowns and unexpected downtime. This is vital to help complete projects on time and meet customer expectations.
It also allows you to optimise your operations, manage your employees, plan routes effectively, prevent fuel and vehicle theft and enhance safety and compliance, so you keep your business booming.
There are just a few examples of why fleet management is needed in the construction industry or any industry for that matter:
Every one of these seems pretty important, right? But, there is one aspect of fleet management that should be at the top of your list.
The first thing on your priority list should be keeping your fleet as safe as possible. This includes maintaining your vehicles, promoting safe driving practices, and enforcing compliance with safety regulations.
This helps keep your drivers, cargo, and other road users safe by preventing accidents, injuries and fatalities and also reduces unnecessary expenses and disruptions.
Without insights and data, managing a fleet is almost impossible. With data, you know exactly where improvements need to be made in your fleet, and how to take action and can accurately analyse your progress.
Now that you have a better idea of what the most important aspect of fleet management is, what does a fleet manager actually do?
Let's quickly unpack a few of the day-to-day tasks they face.
Fleet management is a complex process that involves multiple players working together, allowing you to manage your fleet effectively.
So, who are these key role players?
Fleet managers are the main players in a fleet. To manage and build your fleet, you need to understand and excel in each fleet component.
What are those components that will help you boost your business? Here are 10 of them:
A fleet management system is a software and telematics solution that gives you increased visibility of all aspects of your fleet 24/7, so you can streamline and manage your operations efficiently.
It uses powerful GPS technology to collect and analyse data from your vehicles, drivers, and assets in real time, so you can monitor their movements, prevent delays, make quick decisions, and eliminate unnecessary guesswork in your business.
Instead of juggling various fleet tasks at once, Cartrack can help you with everything fleet-related, giving you tools to handle the building blocks of fleet management.
Get the following features and more:
And, this is just the tip of the iceberg, you’ve got to see for yourself...
No matter your industry and what you want to achieve in your fleet management company, Cartrack gives you cutting-edge tools and an all-in-one fleet solution. Gain more control over your vehicles, drivers, admin, and cargo today.