People who are just entering into fleet business here are some fleet management tips that can help your company sustain in the competition and at the same time make progress.
Selecting a Good Manager
The whole fleet business depends on the capabilities of a manager. So selecting a right manger who can work under pressure and can do multi tasking, has an eye for details is really important. A capable manager must maintain a good contact with the fleet and with every vehicle so that whenever necessary they can be called or sent to accomplish the task. He must keep all paper work intact and keep the data related to vehicle and driver as this can come handy for future references. He should have the ability to distribute the work according to different potential to get the maximum benefit. The manger should keep a close eye on the fleet during the course that helps the company to avoid any undesirable or illegal use of their fleet.
Tracking technologies and softwares have become the backbone of fleet industry without which any no company can stand in the competition. One who is entering in the fleet business must take shelter of these technologies. These technologies include the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System). These technologies aid both the manger and driver in their work. They guide the driver to choose the most efficient route to their destination, from the help of the technology he can avoid the traffic and choose the alternative way, These technologies also sends an alert if there are chances of accident. While for manager they are like controlling hand. They help him to keep a close eye on the fleet even if he is at a far off place. This technologies tell him the route of the fleet, is there any deviation from the original route, time of halt, place of halt, speed of fleet and fuel usage too. It also helps him to keep a record of all the data as they store it to system automatically.
As fleet business completely depends on the vehicle it becomes critical that the vehicle must be taken a good care. They have to be checked regularly, serviced at the right time and should be used to their potential and not more. Vehicles checking should be done whenever they are going for a fieldwork and whenever they come back form it. Tracking technologies can alert the manager to when is the right time for the servicing of vehicle.
Following these fleet management tips can help a fleet owner in boosting up his company.