Life is very dynamic these days. If at some point of time we are in office, another time we are required to move into the field for the meeting. I am specifically talking about the transport companies those are involved in Enterprise Fleet Management Services. To sustain and lead the completion in market, one always have to be on toes to find and grab the maximum number of Business Opportunities and believe me its not that much simple when you are always engrossed with recurring problems and conflicts in fleet operation processes in office.
Vehicle safety in Delhi is a big issue. Every now and then we have a newspaper coverage of vehicle been snatched from chauffeur while driving on road or been theft from parking. It is becoming a daunting task for the vehicle owners to ensure safe transit and parking of vehicle in Delhi. As per new reported on 3rd July 2012 in TOI “Every day, more than 40 vehicles get stolen in Delhi. The city accounts for 9.7% of motor vehicle thefts in the country, second only to the much larger states of Uttar Pradesh (14.1%) and Maharashtra (12.7%), says the latest National Crime Records Bureau report. Only 20% of these stolen vehicles are recovered, say cops.”
Vehicle tracking is an IT Driven telematics solution to monitor vehicle on Digital Map with real time information of location, speed, movement and operation. Telematics is an integrated use of Telecommunication and informatics. It is applied in vehicles for monitoring the real time information and controlling them during transit. The signals are transmitted by GPS based Vehicle Tracking System paired with multiple Sensors.
In 21st century, everything is getting mobile. Be it a handheld device for communication, video streaming and information access or even for your home, which is now with technology movable as per convenience. We have advancement in information and technological sphere which have made things achievable and currently functioning very well, that once no one have thought off.
Large Enterprises usually have hundreds of vehicle in their fleet with huge driver strength to cater to transportation needs all across the country. Under the process, there are lots many challenges that come up which sometimes causes problem but also makes things standstill if not been taken care cautiously well in advance.
Following are the challenges in Enterprise Fleet Management
There is no doubt that IT Software Systems have made Industrial processes more efficient and at many places have increased the profitability of organization. Similar way, implementation of software systems and solutions in fleet management are very vital in saving time consumed in managing the activities and reducing the overheads and increasing the profitability.
Installing GPS Vehicle Tracking helps in route planning and finding the best responder to an event at any given time in case of Fleet Management. It helps in reducing time delays in reaching the destination because the right person is traveling to the right place; it also reduces fuel consumption as routes are shorter.
Save Fuel Costs:
Improved route planning, better Chauffeur Assessment and Convenient In-Time Response mean considerable savings on fuel costs. With surging Fuel prices, it is becoming very important to curb on wastage on it. Fuel siphoning is the problem faced by the fleet operators and with real time information and Mis records you can understand the pattern for particular Chauffeur. Also you can understand the fuel expenses and mileage for every vehicle and comparative analysis of the same helps you check the individual performances.
Giving a personal care to your vehicle not only increase its life but also can help reduce daily running cost. You may reduce up to 30% of fuel consumption with simple driving etiquettes. Following are the simple steps to take care:-
Control your Vehicle speed during transit. It’s been studied that fuel is burnt more rapidly at speeds above 60km/h, (as a rough gauge). Car burns 15% more fuel at 100km/h and 25% more fuel at 110km/h than at travelling at 90km/h on a highway. In city, the speed limit should be as per allowed speed limit on road for Vehicle safety and efficiency both.
a. Proper Inflated Tyre
Under inflated: The under inflated Tyre increases drag on car and therefore it requires more fuel. The Tyre gets heated and increases rolling resistance there by require more push to maintain speed therefore require more fuel consumption. Properly inflated Tyre may increase efficiency by up to 3 %. You may check in 1-2 week, the proper Tyre pressure usually mentioned below side of car door.
Over Inflated Tyre: The over inflated Tyre pose risk of vehicle handling while turning on road as it reduces grip. It causes insufficient traction and increases wear of Tyre from Center. When vehicle is loaded, it is benefit able sometimes when it is proportionate to the load on vehicle. It’s always good to maintain right pressure as per the load on the vehicle.
Breakdown in work flow not only causes loss in productivity but disrupt the whole process of days routine and job completion. Specially, in Transportation Industry, it is a routine activity which happens intentionally and unintentionally both. We may get to see immense no. of reasons for the vehicle breakdown during transit as what it is given by chauffeur and we are left with no other option except to believe them.