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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 09:02

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 strategy
2018-06-20 19:36

Transport companies are on the verge of even more extensive digitalization. Terms like Big Data, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) will become more common in the industry.

In the case of Big Data, transport companies need to learn how to exploit the large amounts of data that can be generated from an FMS. The data can be used for decision making based on real facts. Companies that early gets "data-driven", i.e. who base their decisions on actual data, will have a big advantage compared to companies that manages the business based on gut feeling. One example can be to automatically collect data from the operations (e.g. km-production, driving behavior, fuel...

Transport strategy
2018-06-20 19:30

Cost reduction and streamlining are important goals in digitalization. There are many areas where thoughtful use of FMS quickly can provide savings. Digitalized handling of transport missions and time reporting, driving behavior and fuel consumption monitoring, automatic handling of files from the tachograph and driver card and instant messaging are common examples of efficiency enhancements that usually provide quick savings. Utilizing real-time positioning of vehicles to assign new missions to the nearest available vehicle is another example of directly reduced transportation costs. The companies that understand the many ways FMS can be used to reduce costs has a lot to win.

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Transport strategy
2018-06-20 18:15

Today's digital landscape has given the customer a more important role towards its suppliers. Both the companies and their customers are aware of this increased power and the trend suggests that businesses need to work harder to meet the requirements from their customers. Companies that use a well-adapted FMS in their business can therefore use the system to increase customer satisfaction.

 Through the use of FMS, transportation managers can really impact the customer service experience. There is, among other things, the opportunity to see in real time where the vehicles are located and whether they are available for new assignments. In this way, a dispatcher can quickly see if a transport can be carried out or not...

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