Profits of many companies in the transport sector have plummeted due to poor planning and lack of control over the operators of vehicles. It is essential to have a time tested and sound strategy to help cut costs without affecting the operational efficiency.

Small and compact, large impact

Hybrid devices also known as Fleet Tracking System or GPS Fleet Tracking devices which rely on both conventional mobile networks and satellites are installed in entire fleets to provide location data and vehicle speed/performance data on a real time basis. This information is necessary to ensure the speedy, safe and secure pickup and delivery of cargo or passengers. At its core is a transmitter that gives out its coordinates through networks to the assigned web address, from where it is disseminated to registered and authorised users.

Enforcing Standard Operating Procedures

A vehicle assigned a route has to stick to the route and not deviate as per the whims and fancies of the drivers. Similarly, speed of a vehicle with a consignment is an issue that needs to be addressed. In an endeavor to complete a tour of duty, a driver may resort to high speeds. This could result in damage to the consignment, if the nature of the load is fragile. In worst case scenarios, high speeds could result in accidents.

Technology aided administration

Entire fleets can be managed professionally with adequate safeguards to ensure efficiency and better profits with the installation of Fleet Tracking System. Such GPS Fleet Tracking devices provide information on a real time basis on desktops, laptops and smartphones in a coordinated manner for managers to take decisions and re-allocate resources to ensure pickup or delivery in the shortest possible time and manner with better margins. Rising fuel costs have dented profit margins, and every effort to cut fuel consumption would result in relieving the burden.