The logistics industry is growing faster than it was presumed to be. We have recently noticed Uber’s initiative startup for logistics industry through self-driving trucks. Looking at the same, it is clear that the logistics industry will soon have technology as an invincible part of it.
Over it, with a company like Uber which already has a user base of over 30 million users across 425 countries in 72 nations, the era ahead will definitely roll new dices for the industry.
Significance of fleet management
Fleet management is an invincible part of the logistics industry. Without proper fleet management, it’s impossible to imagine a successful logistics business. We all know that the industry is based on the flow of goods from one place to another. Any glitches in the flow can eventually lead to disruption of work, leaving behind unsatisfied clients.
Current technology and fleet management
The advent of new technology has made noteworthy changes in the fleet management system. Here are some benefits that you can have with a proper fleet management:
1. Live fleet monitoring
With the help of mobile logistic solution, you can monitor your vehicle moments live 24*7. With this, you can not only protect any unethical activity but can also stay updated with the time vehicle left your warehouse and the progress of delivery throughout the travel.
You can have live data linked with the hours of travel and those of rest. You can also have this report for future use, where you can give a better estimate on time of delivery to a certain place. The report linked with driver’s driving habits can further help you reduce accidents and plan travel accordingly.
2. Cost monitoring
Fleet management technology if applied properly, can help you ascertain an estimate of fuel consumption by the vehicles in your fleet. The technology also shares with you miles traveled by a vehicle and keeps a record of fuel consumed.
You can eventually use the same report in excavating the fuel consumption of vehicles and accordingly plan your activities. This not only saves your money but also saves your time.
This is exactly how it saves your time. The mobile app solutions allow you to automate vehicle maintenance and eventually increase its life span. You don’t have to keep a track on the last time you took your vehicle to a garage. Simply feed the details in your fleet management system and it will notify you when the time comes.
Apart from this, you can also automate report generation and save the time of your staff which they used to spend in creating reports earlier. This saved time can be further utilized to improve productivity.
4. Enhanced punctuality
The technology comes with an alert system. This automatically alerts the staff about their shift timing/assigned work. With this late reporting and other such loopholes can be surpassed. The enhanced punctuality will subsequently let you relish exact working hours.
5. Improved customer experience
Assuming that you are good with what you are doing (logistics business) and that the technology is looking after the above-mentioned things, you are now free to just focus on your work.
The increased dedication, timely delivery, and real-time updates will soon deliver better service to your clients. And as we all are aware that a successful business can only stand for long on the foundation of satisfied clients.
6. Reliable and quick reports
Last but not the least; Fleet management can help you have reliable and quick reports of the entire day. These reports can be accessed anytime and from anywhere. With the help of these reports, you can improve fleet accountability and report management.
With the help of these reports, you can track the growth rate of your business and accountability, which can help you make a better decision in coming days.
These were a few benefits of having fleet management for your logistics business. The concept in itself carries numerous features that can help you propel your business ahead and stand apart from your competitors.
If by any means you still don’t have this technology, this is the right time to adopt it before it gets late. The logistics industry is expanding at a huge pace, this is the time to reap all possible benefits.