How to use technology in the fleet industry?

As technology continues to advance and prosper, its impact is felt directly by many industries. This impact comes in the form of a surge in increased productivity and efficiency. And the fleet industry is no exception to the rule. With GPS tracking, accurate navigation and geofencing, the fleet industry has improved by leaps and bounds. This improvement brings with it enhanced proficiency and streamlined operations. So it is safe to say that technology has a massive role to play in the fleet industry, and the key industry players are not shying away from jumping on the technology bandwagon.

The fleet industry is utilising technology in its supply chain and fleet management. Various state of the art innovations like telematics and Internet of Things (IoT) integration has revolutionised traditional and manual fleet management techniques. Businesses now require absolute connectivity between their vehicles in transit and drivers on the roads and with the staff back at the office.

Incorporation of technology in the fleet industry has made the industry notice reduced costs in operations, enhanced productivity, decline in manual functioning and better profit margins. Along with that, automation has resulted in a healthier fleet and an appeased customer base. The fleet industry has come far in terms of technology, and it aims to reach greater heights. Therefore, we talk about how technology can be used in the fleet industry

Benefits Of Technology in Fleet Industry

We will be covering three important facets: GPS navigation, customer satisfaction and vehicle diagnostics

1. GPS Navigation: Since vehicles in a fleet are constantly on the move, it is important that they can efficiently navigate through routes such that deliveries are made on time, and operational costs such as fuel consumption should be optimised. GPS navigation allows the drivers to take the correct routes in areas they are unfamiliar with, along with giving them a glimpse of the traffic conditions so that they do not get stuck in unnecessary traffic. It is also beneficial in route planning and optimisation.

2. Customer Satisfaction: Technology has made dispatching and consignment reception a highly easy and communicative process. When items are sent off with the correct details, tracked consistently and then delivered on time, the end user, i.e., the customer is bound to be satisfied. Tracking softwares allow customers to be consistently updated with the position of their packages, and give them an accurate and reliable estimated time of delivery.

3. Vehicle Diagnostics: To run an efficient fleet, taking into account the health and status of the vehicles is very important. Telematics integrated in fleet management allows the fleet managers to stay abreast with the performance of their fleet. These remote diagnostics helps them in knowing about the vehicle’s health, working condition of various parts and modules of the vehicle, etc. This information is crucial for them to stay on top of maintenance activities and servicing appointments.