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We've talked on several occasions about how technological advances have already become an essential part of our daily lives. Companies, regardless of their industry, must adapt and implement these technologies if they want to stand out from the competition.

Specifically in the transportation and logistics area, new technologies have allowed an array of benefits like real-time monitoring and fleet control, with a wealth of data, details and instant communication made possible.

Here are a few points about how fleet management through information can help improve your business:

Drivers are more efficient

With the integration of GPS navigation systems, the complexities associated with route planning and navigation are seamlessly automated. Drivers are liberated from the distractions of manual route planning, allowing them to focus solely on driving. The need for making calls, stopping for directions, or jotting down notes is eliminated, streamlining the entire process.

Moreover, these advanced devices, along with smartphones, offer real-time monitoring of driving behaviors, ensuring optimal productivity. Managers can track delivery times, detect any delays, and monitor the vehicle's precise location. The system also alerts if there are any unauthorized stops or deviations from the planned route. Additionally, it provides detailed insights into the vehicle's speed, the duration, and location of each stop, and more, enabling a comprehensive overview of the fleet's performance.

Promotes the proper use of vehicles

Advanced sensor technology installed in key components of the vehicle have the potential to unlock significant efficiencies. These sensors provide real-time data on critical aspects such as trip mileage, fuel consumption, and maximum speeds reached.

Additionally, they monitor the condition of tires and the frequency of engine start/stops, allowing for proactive maintenance and reducing wear and tear. By leveraging this data, businesses can implement strategies to conserve fuel and extend the lifespan of their vehicles, resulting in substantial cost savings and improved operational efficiency.

Increased safety in the event of accidents

These cutting-edge technologies play a crucial role in safeguarding assets and ensuring driver safety. They offer real-time monitoring and alert systems that can quickly detect and report incidents such as theft, breakdowns, or accidents.

This proactive approach not only prevents potential asset losses but also provides drivers with the assurance that their well-being is being monitored. The peace of mind that comes from knowing there is a vigilant system in place to ensure smooth and safe route progression is invaluable.

Cost reduction

These remote information systems enable a comprehensive approach to fleet management by facilitating the collection, storage, and analysis of data, resulting in a significant reduction in both operating and administrative costs.

The quality of service is improved by optimizing operational productivity and rectifying errors and inefficient practices, while also leveraging the system's ability to monitor speed limits and detect unauthorized access or deviations helping avoid fines, reduce the likelihood of accidents, and prevent fuel theft.

Consequently, the savings generated from optimizing fuel consumption alone can equate to the annual salary of a driver, thereby boosting the company's profitability.

Streamlines administrative processes

The introduction of advanced monitoring devices has revolutionized the way distribution company administrators manage their fleets. These devices continuously gather and record data from various vehicles, enabling the instant generation of comprehensive reports. This real-time oversight ensures that the service remains under constant control, facilitating informed and precise decision-making for future operations.

These systems simplify the understanding of the fleet's overall performance, streamlining both accounting procedures and the preparation of expense reports. This not only enhances operational efficiency but also provides a clear and accurate financial overview, enabling better resource allocation and cost management.

Increases customer satisfaction

The integration of fleet monitoring technology extends its benefits to customers by providing them with real-time visibility of their deliveries. This transparency allows customers to track the location of their orders and receive accurate estimates of their arrival times. Such timely and precise information not only enhances customer satisfaction but also builds trust in the reliability and efficiency of the delivery service.

Drivin is a software that not only helps to plan and optimize dispatch routes, but also provides visibility throughout the whole logistic process and to all involved in fleet management. It is a very effective tool that helps companies increase its productivity and competitiveness.

If you'd like to learn more about how Drivin can help better control your fleet, feel free to leave your details in the form below and we'll be in touch! 

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