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Transport strategy
2019-04-09 09:23

In Vehco's survey where 64 transport companies were interviewed, it turned out that 28% of the carriers believe that training is the most important factor when it comes to succeeding in the implementation of a fleet management project. It seems obvious that users must have the knowledge to be able to handle their new solution.

Transport strategy
2019-04-09 09:13

Careful planning of installation and commissioning

Take time to study your deployment process. Proper coordination of the installation in vehicles and at the company’s headquarters is essential. You will save time and avoid unnecessary vehicle downtime. Make a list of all vehicles and be sure to keep the workshop and operations well informed of the installation schedule. This way, all the pieces of the puzzle can be put in place with the least effort for employees.
We always recommend a quick installation.

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Transport strategy
2019-04-09 09:02

Involved and engaged drivers are important factors to succeed in a Fleet Management project. Keep the organization informed in an open and transparent manner. Explain the objectives, the expected benefits and the timetable for the project and installations

Transport strategy
2019-04-09 08:52

The technical prerequisites in the vehicles play a major role in how well a system for Fleet Management will work.

Transport strategy
2019-04-09 06:53

Define a strategy with improvement goals for your telematics project!

Before any purchase decision is made, it is preferable to define a strategy with improvement objectives. Create a plan with the realistic objectives you expect from the solution in the short and medium term. Define from the outset the indicators you want to monitor. For example, note the cost per kilometer, vehicle consumption, total number of deliveries, driver duty times, empty kilometers, number of hours dedicated to a particular task... This gives you a baseline to measure the improvements attributable to your new system. After implementation, continue measuring to validate these indicators. These measures will be very useful if you ever have to defend your project...

Transport strategy
2019-04-09 06:51

A good qualification of the needs of the company, which is implemented with the users' requirements in mind, will make your Fleet Management project more likely to be successful. Read more about how you can define current and future needs before choosing Fleet Management systems.

Transport strategy
2019-03-28 14:50

THE MARKET

Are you not completely satisfied with your fleet management solution ? But before deciding to change it, a small analysis of the market is needed. This will allow you to identify the different actors to contact in a timely manner and to objectively assess whether a change of supplier guarantees you the implementation of a solution that is more appropriate to your needs.

YOUR INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT

Embedded computing is often only one component of a complex system. Don’t forget to take into account all the aspects of your current solution; the software used by your operators, the associated Transport Management System, the embedded hardware, the other connected software and the drivers’ interface. Identify duplicate...

Transport strategy
2019-03-20 16:26

Appoint a dedicated Project Manager to your Fleet Management Project

At the heart of the transport company’s flows, a fleet management system is a great opportunity to improve its productivity, organization and profitability. However, the implementation of this type of solution is sometimes complex. First of all, because it is a question of changing the habits of many employees. Resistance to change is common while employee buy-in is essential to ensure a rapid return on investment. The technicality and the fragmented nature of the project, in the vehicles and within the company, further complicate the approach. The Fleet Management system is often only one component of a complex information system, sometimes also integrating a...

Transport tools
2018-06-26 21:35

Register waiting times smoothly through Geofence (geographic areas)

Some Fleet Management Systems have the ability to create virtual geographic areas on a map. In Vehco's system, this feature is called Geofence. This feature allows companies to create areas of any kind on a map. When a vehicle equipped with Vehco enters or leaves a geofence-area, this is recorded in the system. As you decide on the size of the area, you can calculate how long time it will take for the vehicle from it enters the geographical area until the vehicle leaves the area. Often, such a geographical area is placed just around the loading area of the customer. Obviously, it is then important to know the actual time for the unloading- and loading activities so that you can break out what is the waiting...

Transport tools
2018-06-20 19:50

It is often pointed out that the first step in solving a problem is to be aware that you have a problem. This also applies to unnecessary waiting times for loading and unloading of goods. In a survey carried out by Vehco, it turned out that 90 % of the interviewed transportation companies were aware that their drivers are experiencing waiting times, but they did not have a good estimate of the scope, nor what these hours cost the company. At the same time, the interviewed companies showed a great interest in finding ways to register and reduce the waiting times, if there are efficient ways to do it. 

 Fleet Management System can be used to identify and quantify waiting times. Vehco's system offers several features to do this. Depending on how the business is run, you...

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