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Truck business can pour money on the owners if the management is done properly. But if fleet management of trucks is ignored it can become their worst nightmare. Everything hangs on to a little thread of coordination and discipline between the managers and drivers of the fleet.

Truck business can pour money on the owners if the management is done properly. But if fleet management of trucks is ignored it can become their worst nightmare. Everything hangs on to a little thread of coordination and discipline between the managers and drivers of the fleet.

Trucks travel mostly to far off places for loading, unloading, delivery and other purposes. Mostly they travel in a group, fleet.  So, to keep an eye on their route, activity and to make the most out of it one has to manage this fleet.

Industries like oil, furniture, delivery, steel, automobiles, and many others have their own trucks that take the products from the warehouse to the destination.

Of late, due to high competition in these industries it has become crucial for the managers to maintain their fleet and take it to next level. Due to increasing theft and use of trucks for illegal purposes it is pivotal that the managers keep a tight eye on their fleet of trucks.

Maintenance of trucks falls in the management. When most of the truck travel to different corner of the country and world, it?s obvious that they are tested to their extent. They need regular servicing and maintenance in order to keep them going and make their life long.

Managing a fleet helps their trucks to reach the desired destination quickly, which returns high productivity and also the customers or clients are satisfied by the service. Daily reports has to be maintained of the trucks arrival, departure, items loaded, defects report and many others. Even a small ignorance can cost heavy.

In recent times, fleet management of trucks has become quiet easy due to the introduction of technologies like GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System). Most of the trucks come loaded with such technologies however one can add them afterwards too. They cannot only keep tracks of the movement of the fleet but also can record related data like speed, number of stops, where the stops were made. Tracking devices can also aid the driver to take the best route, avoid traffic and ultimately reach faster to their destination. It cuts down the total operational cost and increase productivity.

Keeping all these things in mind if the management of fleet of trucks is done properly it may returns lot of reward.

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

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