To thrive in the fleet industry a manger or the owner of the fleet must follow some of the guidelines for Fleet Management. These guidelines will help a manager in handling the work more easily and bring the most output from it.
Use of Technologies: Fleet management today totally rely on the use of tracking technologies and softwares that aid and guide he manager in better working. Tracking technologies help him in maintaining paperwork, give him information related to driver, fleet, vehicle and of the work that is being going on. Use of this technology makes the work easier and tidier.
Maintain Vehicles: Vehicles form the backbone of
this business actually fleet business is all about vehicles so they must be
maintained. Their conditions must be checked regularly whenever they go for a
work and whenever they return from one. This helps in increasing their work
life. Vehicles must be serviced in regular interval but when they really need it
not before and after. This can be helped by the tracking technologies as they
can alert the manager to when is the right time of the vehicle servicing.
Security: Fleet management includes security of
their vehicles, driver?s and the goods that they are delivering and in some
cases the security of the passenger. This must form a priority in the manager
list. These can be aided by the tracking technologies like GPS (Global
Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) that
assures that the manager gets the real time information of the on going
activities even if he is sitting far off. This helps in maintaining the security
of the vehicle from any illegal and undesirable use.
Paperwork: For better management everything should be on paper from the daily work that has to be assigned, to the work that has already been done (all the data related to it must be saved, from the vehicle that were used to their number to the time in which the work was accomplished to the route and was their any undesirable activity). This paperwork comes handy in future, for references, for bills, for avoiding unnecessary lawsuits and for other use. Besides the works that are pending must also be on paper so that they are not forgotten. Other than this paperwork includes maintaining profile of the driver (his whole background), data related to vehicle from usage, to speed to fuel to engine to other all these may come handy one way or the other.
Following these guidelines for Fleet Management will not only boost up your work but will also cut down your overall operational cost.