Many small businesses are continuing to multiply the number of vehicles and equipment they rely on to serve their clients and deliver goods and products to customers. There are multiple problems that might arise if you still manage your company fleet manually. First, regulating fleet fuel costs will be difficult. Secondly, you will have problems reaching your driver when needed. Lastly, there will be difficulties to file an insurance claim if a disaster occurs. Nowadays, we have seen a sharp increase in the reliance on fleet management systems to efficiently manage fleet and get critical data that will help Managers make informed decisions. Without a fleet management system, it’s hard for businesses that use vehicles within their services to achieve the level of efficiency needed to grow and be successful.
Fleet management is the management of commercial vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks etc, aviation, marine vehicles and rail cars. Fleet management includes numerous features such as vehicle telematics, fuel management, driver management, etc to assist companies in their daily operations.
USS employs in-house developed ‘TereTrack’ for Fleet Management which provides the following functions:
• TereTrack’s ability to record and deliver vehicle location data can help a fleet manager more accurately document and report drivers’ time on jobs, for billing and timecard purposes.
• TereTrack’s ability to deliver real-time and historical data about driver behavior—average speeds, braking, acceleration, cornering etc.—can give a fleet manager insight into which drivers are mishandling company vehicles. A fleet manager can use this information to incentivize drivers to behave more responsibly.
• TereTrack’s ability to track and report on engine hours and miles logged for each vehicle can make it easier for a fleet manager to keep track of each vehicle’s regularly needed maintenance schedules, which can help boost the company’s long-term ROI of its vehicles.