When it comes to commercial transport, managing the vehicles is the most crucial part. The only way they can ensure the safety of their investment is by keeping track of their vehicles. Not only it increases the life of the vehicle it also helps them to maintain their vehicles.
To manage their fleet (a group of vehicles or ships), private companies seek the aid of tracking technologies such as GPS (Global Positioning System) and the latest GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System). These technologies help them to monitor every moment of vehicle journey. They can know which route the vehicle is taking and with what speed it is traveling. They even supervise the driver's behavior.
Every vehicle present in the fleet has a tracking device attached to it that keeps the record of its location and other information. Tracking device has a receiver, which emits and receives the signal sent by the satellites. This information is then send to the system.
Commercial Fleet management systems helps a company in cutting down its operation cost and at the same time aids them to know where they are losing money. Security of fleet is another crucial issue that keeps ticking the mind of the owner. Tracking their fleet ensures that there is no unauthorized use of the any of the vehicle that belongs to their fleet. Even if their vehicle gets stolen, they can still track down the exact location of that vehicle and thus retrieve it.
Another issue that arises while managing the fleet is to maintain the profile of both the driver and the vehicle. The company wants to know the speed, mileage, distance covered and the fuel usage by the vehicles. This can easily be tracked and recorded using tracking systems. They send and save such data in the software installed in the system. Companies then can see the same either by using the same software or with the help of the Internet.
Fleet management is very necessary for a company that wants to increase its productivity. It also checks the fuel usage, decreasing the overall operation cost.
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