To thrive in the fleet business one must rely on fleet management. Here are the objectives of Fleet Management.
- Coordination: Managing a fleet involves coordination between all the vehicles that work under the company to that of the manger or in some cases between a fleet and the fleet supervisor. This coordination helps the manger or supervisor to locate the nearest vehicle to an outage and sent it to the place. This helps saving both money and time. Another advantage is that the records can be maintained easily, work can be assigned easily to the fleet.
- Reduction in the operational Cost: The operational cost involves the driver?s overtime, fuel usage and several other small details. Fuel usage can be reduced if a tight eye is kept on the vehicle and driver?s movement, if they know that they are being watched then idling time decreases and dramatically. Secondly they are forced to work within the time and more efficiently that removes the over time factor. Driver using GPS like tracking technology can easily go for the shortest and more efficient route to their destination that reduces the fuel usage.
- Maintenance of Vehicles: Fleet business completely depends on the vehicle, be it the ship or bus or car or truck or any other vehicle. They have to be maintained properly and checked regularly for and problems. It is critical that their conditions remain good. For this manger must keep a close eye on every vehicle and check them whenever they return from a work. Here the tracking devices come very handy as they alert the manger to when is the right time for the vehicle to be serviced.
- Tidy Paper work: Fleet business require paper work, all the details related to vehicle must be kept for future preferences, driver profile must be maintained, insurance paper, items that are being loaded and unloaded must be on paper. Manager a fleet is supposed to all these work this helps in keeping all the data intact for any case of emergency or for future reference or to save themselves for any lawsuits. Use of tracking technologies come as a life savior for the manger as it is nearly impossible to maintain all the work neatly and in order if done manually. That too it is most likely that this can involve many mistakes.
A manger or owner of the fleet must know all the objectives of Fleet Management, as this can help them to boost up their business.