Telematics – Solution for Fleet Management
The success of any business is pegged on how well it is managed. Companies that are well managed end up posting impressive financial results. Transport companies for instance thrive on very good management. This is more so when we talk about fleet transport companies. Companies that operate trailer or truck businesses usually handle a fleet of such large vehicles.
In the old days fleet management was mainly done manually. Management involved accompanying trucks to their destination in order to properly monitor them. This was tedious and that is why a more sophisticated approach was introduced to the market in recent years. One such method was the use telematics software. In general different sectors of business are taking up software in a bid to make their operations efficient.
What does the telematics software do to help in management of fleets? The telematics software is telecommunications software that uses informatics and GPS to achieve efficient management of a fleet of vehicles. Though the software is largely used in fleet management, it also has applications in electrical engineering and computer science. However, the telecommunication aspect makes it ideal for fleet management.
How is fleet management done using telematics software? Telematics software provides several assisting aspects of management. Using the software it is possible to track a fleet of vehicles from any location. This is done by employing the GPS technology in the software. This serves managers of the fleets well since they can monitor the vehicles from one location.
Trailers can also be tracked by tracking the containers that they carry. This is also done by the employment of GPS technology. An electronic device that serves as the tracking device usually has a micro chip that allows for tracking. Since the device is small and portable it can be placed in any desired part of the vehicle in question. Security is boosted by tracking vehicles.
One can use the telematics software to establish the source of a mechanical problem that a vehicle has. The fact that the software is computer based means that the problem can be established and the findings posted on a computer screen for further action to be taken. Identification of the process makes it easy to actually solve the mechanical issue and have the vehicle back in business. Advancement of the software has also seen features that allows for management of fuel. Such features enable truck owners to know how much fuel was consumed by the vehicle during a specific part of the journey. All these measures lead to efficient fleet management and higher financial productivity.