In the fleet and transportation business, rising fuel costs define the bottom line. Daily a fleet management manages hundreds of trips, vehicles and drivers, yet there is hardly any scope for increasing profit margins. To swell profits, fleet owners squeeze in more work. More trips mean more room for human errors. So what is the way out?
Fleet management software that offers seamless Trip management solutions is the best possible answer to the above problems. It reduces workload and optimizes the operations for fleet managers. It also saves unnecessary costs and increases return on investment. Here’s how:
- Most cost-effective route
Trip management enables you to plan routes and find out the fastest route, with the least congestion. You get to decide the sequence of the stoppages. You may settle for the one that not only saves you time but also fuel. A shorter route with less traffic means less fuel consumption and better performance. Fleet owners have reduced almost 17% of fleet costs with route optimization.
- Reduced downtime
You get real-time alerts in case of emergencies, over idling and route deviation. It warns the managers exactly when the breach happens and enables instant action. The amount of downtime or time wasted is reduced by manifolds. Real-time visibility ensures everybody adheres to the plan and also improves performances.
- Maximum utilization of vehicle
Route optimization doesn’t only mean the fastest/shortest possible route. It can also mean settling for the most efficient route in terms of deliveries. Instead of sending two small trucks in the same direction at an interval of 10-15 min, the fleet manager can assign one big truck on that route – saving fuel, labour and other resources.
- Get Route Deviation Alerts
One of the most crucial features of route planning software is real-time deviation alerts. Now, fleet managers can enjoy their good night’s sleep as the software stays awake 24*7 and keeps an eye out for any breach of the plan. It notifies the manager instantly as the driver deviates from the route.
- Improved route density
Better route optimization means more deliveries and lesser driving time. With automation and AI, now your half work is done as the planning is foolproof. It builds the perfectly balanced equation between time, route and deliveries. Hence, ensuring better route density.
- Better customer service with ETA & POD
Customer satisfaction is the bottom line of the business. No matter how hardworking the team is, if your customer is not content with the service, all efforts go in vain. So, the tour planning software is built on the new age concept of Smart working. Real-time ETA shared with the customers will keep them from calling you to ask the whereabouts of the goods. The proof of delivery will ensure the security of the goods and safe delivery to the consignee. Everything happens in real-time, therefore updates also reach the concerned stakeholders instantly.
All these features together enhance the fleet performance and reduce wastage of time, fuel and resources.