For managing a fleet business properly, owner and manager of the fleet require a better vehicle fleet management system. This system involves management of the fleet with the use of tracking technologies that are available in the market.
Management of Fleet:
It involves several things, from keeping records of the vehicle and profile of the driver to the paper work of the items and goods loaded. Maintaining the vehicle on which the whole business depends also comes in this category. A manager must always know where his vehicle is so that they can be send to a call as soon as possible, this saves both time and fuel. He must also assign the daily work to the drivers and maintain record of it, in addition to this the previously completed work and the work that are pending should also be present with him on paper. A manager should have good managerial skills and should have a good eye for the detail. He must check and cross check all the details, keep a close eye on every movement of the fleet and take control of every function and movement that goes on the field. He must also check the vehicles regularly for their conditions, especially when they return from the work. As the vehicles requires servicing at the right time in order to increase their life he must make sure with the helps of the tracking technologies that every vehicle are serviced on time.
In all of these work the tracking technologies like GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) come a lot handy and act as mentor to the manager in performing these tasks and making them relatively easy.
Tracking of fleet:
Tracking a fleet is necessary to insure the safety of the driver, vehicle and the goods and items that are loaded in them (in some cases safety of passenger is also considered). As the last decade has seen a growth in the undesirable use of the fleet vehicles it has become crucially important for an owner to install tracking technologies in their vehicle in order to keep a close eye on every movement of the fleet. An owner cannot go with the fleet every time to make sure of the work done in proper way but he can keep an eye from a distant and instruct them by using tracking technologies like GPS and GLONASS. They collect all the data and information related to vehicle and the same to the system with which they are attached and owner can see them using some software.
In order to make their business work in the upward direction an owner of the fleet must incorporate vehicle fleet management system in his planning.