Of late, fleet management of medical vans/ambulance has become critically important. This fleet needs quick response, have to be available at any time of the day, month and year and at every place.
Such medical vans or ambulance save lives and are called in emergencies, they have to reach at the destination before time and act quickly. In such circumstances it becomes crucial for the manager to know every breath of all the vehicles present. They must know the exact condition of every vehicle or it can go worse (suppose a vehicle breaks down on its way to attend a serious patient). Manager is required to maintain every vehicle details and it should be in well condition.
Then again fleet management of van or ambulance is necessary to know which vehicle is to be send where or which vehicle went where. This can be achieved by keeping an exquisite record of every moment.
In recent times, tracking technologies have been like a savior in these fields. GPS (Global Positioning System) comes installed in almost all the vans and ambulance that keep a close eye on every moment of the vehicle and also guides the driver in reaching the destination faster. This tracking technology gives the recent update on traffic so that the driver can avoid them (and you know how crucial it is for ambulance to do so). More recent and advance tracking technology GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is also becoming popular day by day.
Some of these ambulance and medical vans have to bear adverse circumstances that affect their longevity. To increase their service time they must be maintained and serviced at frequent interval. But to know the right time of the servicing one must have to keep an eye on its daily routine and this falls under its management.
These vehicles must have all the necessary equipments that can come handy at any harsh circumstances. These equipments must also be managed and checked for their condition and necessary changes must be made.
Mostly the medical vans and ambulance are maintained by government or public sector but last two decade has seen a consequent growth of private sector in this particular area.
Fleet Management of Medical vans/ambulance is necessary because they act as a life savor to the general public and hence they should be perfect condition so that no problem arises at the time of emergency.