Fleet management in India is mainly for the fleet companies having trucks, cars used as cabs or taxis and sometimes for ferries that take passengers on ride. They are used to have coordination with the vehicle and to know the whereabouts of the vehicle.
Managing a fleet of trucks mostly involves keeping an eye on them and also to supervise them. Mostly the trucks are used to deliver goods and items in far off places. This requires good drivers with experience of Indian roads, however there still can be chances that they are lost. But if they have a manger keeping an eye on them with the help of tracking devices like GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) it becomes easy to find the route and reach their destination. They tell the exact position of the vehicle and that of the surrounding so even if a vehicle is lost it can be guided back to the original path. Nowadays most of the truck come pre loaded with the GPS tracking technology that aid the driver in selecting the most efficient route to the destination and also helps him to avoid traffic and saves him from accidents. And at the same time the manager sitting at far off place can get real time update on the speed of the fleet, direction to which they are headed is there any deviation from the original path, places of the halts made, time of the halts and fuel usage. All these information can be crucial in terms of security as it can assure the manger that there has been no illegal and undesirable use of the vehicle.
Tracking technologies stores the data in the system and at the same time send it to the system at far off place. They use radio signals that are emitted by the satellite and the tower near the vehicle to pin point the exact position of the vehicle and thus guide them.
Fleet business having car and vans as cab or taxis also require management as they are many and manger must know the details of every vehicle they have. Managing them helps him to know the exact position of them and the nearest vehicle can be sent to a call made saving both time and money.
Fleet management in India is still finding place for it?s existence but for those who know its importance are using it to thrive in this business.
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