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Transport strategy
2018-11-29 17:34

Dramatic improvement in Eco-Driving by Götene Kyltransporter (GKT)

During just a few months, the Swedish transportation company Götene Kyltransporter has improved the eco-driving performance dramatically. Impressed by the great achievements, Vehco made an interview with Mattias Vilgfors, who is working as Project Manager to improve the driving behavior at GKT.

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Transport strategy
2018-11-22 10:02

The Transport company Chaussenot Transport (France), rents public work equipment and machinery with a driver. Frédérique Guichet, the company's administrative manager, testifies on their main return on investment of their telematics system: the optimization of drivers' working hours.

Optimize driving times with trip history tracking

Since the company pays the travel time of machine operators, automatic and accurate tracking of these trips has resulted in savings. "Before, we were dependent on written reports from our drivers and visual checks (on the parking lot). With our telematics system, we have an automated recording of travel times. This has enabled us to reduce actual travel time by 30%."

Optimize working...

Transport strategy
2018-11-16 06:01

Utilizing a Fleet Management System Features can greatly reduce waiting times. However, technology cannot do anything. The reason why waiting times is a problem for companies in the industry is that it costs a lot of money and lowers the delivery precision. Companies Vehco has contacted say that they charge parts of the waiting times to the customers, but it is rarely possible to charge it all. Either the customer is not willing to pay, or it will only pay for parts of the waiting time.

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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...

Transport strategy
2018-06-20 18:12

Another trend in Fleet Management is that more and more companies let their users use devices they have brought in themselves (BYOD). A wider definition of the term is used for companies that purchase devices such as mobile phones and tablets that the employees use at work.

There are several reasons why BYOD now increases in popularity. BYOD means that employees use the same or similar devices that they use in their spare time. This may, according to studies done in the area [Source: Berg Insight], lead to higher efficiency because employees handle operating systems and hardware as they are used to more efficiently than specific business solutions.

 

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Transport strategy
2018-06-20 18:06

Most medium- and large sized transportation companies now see FMS as natural to operate efficiently. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, telematics solutions have evolved into an important competitive advantage. Having not yet invested in an FMS can lead to lost revenue or higher operating costs than competitors. Another factor that contributes to the trend is the continued focus on the environmental issue - reducing unnecessary negative environmental impact. Those companies who today use FMS have also begun to realize the importance of choosing the right system. As the number of solutions has grown, it has become more important to choose a system that fits the business based on...

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