In order to gain benefit in the fleet business manger must follow some of the fleet management best practices. These will not only help a company to survive in the cutthroat competition but also will bring the maximum output from it.
Coordinating with the fleet:
It is in the best interest of the company that the manager of the fleet maintains a good coordination with different vehicles and also with that of the fleet that has been sent for the work. This helps the manger to keep a close eye on the activity of the vehicle and helps tighten his grip on every move so that the discipline is maintained and the work is accomplished on or before time resulting in saving of valuable time, fuel and money. Knowing the location of every vehicle helps the manger to sent the nearest vehicle to the call that has been made. This helps in saving time and money. Coordination also helps in emergency as the driver can ask for help when he needs one.
Use of Technologies:
In the time of technology one cannot afford to be outdated. Every manager must rely on the all the technologies that are placed in front of him. Tracking technologies like GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) can benefit a manger a lot and can make his daily work easy and less tiring. These technologies help him to collect and store information related to vehicle the work that was completed or has to be assigned or is pending. These technologies can also store driver?s profile, vehicle condition, fuel usage of a vehicle in a job, speed of vehicle and alerts the manager to when is the right time for the servicing of the vehicle.
One thing on which the fleet depends on is the paperwork. Every thing that goes on every thing, that is there must be on paper, as a proof. This paperwork helps the fleet company to avoid any undesirable lawsuits, helps them to maintain all the data of the work they have done. This paperwork can come handy while clearance of bill and for insurance purposes.
These are some of fleet management best practices that can help an owner thrive in the fleet industry and increase productivity cutting down the overall operational cost at the same time.