Key Benefits of Using a Fleet Management Solution

Key Benefits of Using a Fleet Management Solution

If your business relies on transport, then you know how time consuming it is to keep track of all the details required to successfully run that fleet. There are many moving parts from maintenance, safety, driver and fleet compliance, and more that need to be organized and managed. A fleet management software tool can simply the task and give you the tools to do more with your fleet from an efficiency and profitability perspective.

Fleet Management Software

Fleet management tools bring all the necessary information together in one dashboard display that makes information retrieval and historical lookup a breeze. Fleet management software is a great option for both small companies looking to grow as well as larger organizations needing to keep their business running smoothly and profitably.

1.  Vehicle Maintenance & Safety

Vehicle maintenance is an important part of fleet ownership. Not only can you store all your vehicle information in one location, but you can also access it from anywhere at any time. You can easily see when a vehicle is due for scheduled maintenance as well as collecting data from onboard telematics devices regarding mileage, fuel consumption, and engine hours. Fleet management solutions combined with telematics take the guesswork out of vehicle maintenance. Changing fluids and replacing parts in a timely fashion means your vehicles are on the road more and in the shop on your schedule, not due to a breakdown. An organized preventative maintenance schedule allows you to keep your vehicles and drivers safe. When your maintenance is planned, your delivery schedules are less likely to be disrupted, keeping both customers and employees happy.

2.   Fuel Efficiency

One of the largest expenses in fleet ownership is fuel costs. A good fleet management tool can help you track fuel usage by vehicle helping you to identify the vehicles in your fleet that are using the most fuel and target them for upgrade to newer more energy efficient models.

3.  Fleet Compliance

Keeping track of all the compliance rules, dates, and filing required to keep your fleet on the road is a daunting task. Interstate and intrastate compliance, taxes, registrations, and more. Let technology take care of collecting, organizing, and reporting this information. All the data, none of the hassle.

4.  Driver Compliance

The Department of Transportation has established a comprehensive list of regulations that a professional driver must comply with, both to obtain a commercial license as well as to maintain it. Driver history must be maintained, medical examination and a Medical Examiner’s Certificate on file. Drug and Alcohol testing as well as driver logs, Hours of Service (HOS) must be carefully documented and retained. All of these can be automated with a good fleet management tool, keeping you and your employees focused on your business rather than the nuances of compliance.

5.  Driver Safety

If we haven’t already shared enough reasons to consider fleet management software, then consider the safety of your drivers. A fleet management solution can keep fleet managers apprised of each vehicle’s location, whether at rest or in motion. Onboard camera can track traffic patterns and re-route drivers if needed. They can help find parking or report accidents that need to be avoided. Dashcams can also send alerts to managers if a driver makes a traffic violation, letting you know if a particular driver poses a risk to your organization.

Fleet Management Made Easier

At VLC, we have been providing fleet management solutions for owner operator fleets for over 50 years. We understand all the needs, requirements, and technology to make your fleet management efficient and profitable. Our solutions are customized and scalable to your fleet size and needs. Let us show you how!

 

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Fleet & Driver Compliance…Fleet Tracking Software

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530-384-3884

The 3 Pillars of ELD Information Security

The 3 Pillars of ELD Information Security

Information SecuritySecurity management and cybersecurity are major buzz words today. But what do they really mean to you, your fleet, and your operations?

Your information is your most valuable asset. While every company is different based on size and systems, there are 3 main pillars and best practices to keep in mind to ensure your data is protected.

Process

The first of these is process and process review. Create simple and easy to read guidelines that clearly state the objectives and the best practices you expect each employee to follow to reduce the chance of cyber-attacks or data breaches.

Keep the document updated as new systems are introduced or new concerns arise. Be sure to notify employees each time a document is revised. Use the document in company training sessions to keep everyone on track.

Technology

The technology that every company uses will vary, again based on size and systems in place. When choosing new or updated software or hardware to protect your data, be sure you have identified your goals and all the information that needs to be protected.

Perform thorough research on each technology to best identify all the options, as well as the costs. Once you have put your chosen technology to work for you, be sure to revisit the goals and the list of protected information to be sure that it continues to meet all your needs.

People

Keeping your data safe is not only the responsibility of your security team and the technology chosen, but every employee in the company. You have documented your best practices, put technology to work for you, now it is up to your employees to understand the importance of their participation in the processes and in using the technology successfully. The more knowledgeable your employees are, the less exposure your data will have to cybersecurity threats.

 

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A Virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet & Driver Compliance…Fleet Tracking Software

https://im4trux.com/

530-384-3884

Geotab GO RUGGED

Geotab GO RUGGED

The Geotab GO RUGGED was designed to be used outdoors. It can handle harsh environmental conditions on the work site such as ice, heat and dust. Where your Geotab-connected vehicles meet rugged terrain and weather, consider Geotab GO RUGGED.

Besides the elements, your heavy equipment and vehicles come with grease, dirt and often high pressure washing. This version of Geotab is rated to IP67 for protection against intrusion by liquids and solids.

GO RUGGED has the same advanced GPS technology as the Geotab GO device, with the added benefit of being designed to the IP67 standard, which is the international standard for protection against intrusion of solids, dust, contact, and water. It is rugged and reliable, with support for most engine protocols.

KEY FEATURES OF GO RUGGED:

  • Built to IP67 standards
  • Rugged polycarbonate/ABS housing resists impact, water and humidity
  • Extra cable for external installation away from the diagnostic port
  • Supports Geotab IOX expanders with a custom IOX harness
  • GPS technology, g-force monitoring, and engine and battery health assessment

GO RUGGED operates in temperatures from -40 to +85 °C. Because of this the device meets SAE J1455 standard for thermal shock, mechanical vibration, operational shock, and humidity.

If your job site is rugged, then your telematics device should be also. GO RUGGED and bring the benefit of GPS tracking to your off-road fleet.

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Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet and Driver Compliance | Fleet Tracking Software

530.384.3884

Take Wi-Fi Wherever You Go

Take Wi-Fi Wherever You Go

When work takes you on the road, why shouldn’t you have a WiFi hotspot traveling with you?

With Geotab’s GO9+ you can take Wi-Fi wherever you go. The world’s most advanced telematics device offers industry leading insights while your fleet is on the road. Calibrating data on vehicle health, trip details, and safety.

The bonus…now your drivers and passengers can stay connected to high-speed internet that doesn’t drain their data.

Geotab’s solution is pack full of features that will improve efficiency, decrease cost, and manage your fleet with ease:

  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Horsepower – Enhanced Security
  • Sensors – Gyroscope and Magnetometer
  • Allows new features – Extends device life

Set up is easy. The compact GO9+ simply plugs into your vehicle and provides everything you need for your office on wheels to stay PRODUCTIVE and SAFE.

From monitoring engine and battery health, to safety alerts, to providing a reliable Wi-Fi hotspot connection, the GO9+ is a must for your business on the move.

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Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet and Driver Compliance | Fleet Tracking Software

530.384.3884

Keyless By Geotab

Keyless By Geotab

Introducing Geotab Keyless, a scalable, reliable, and secure digital key-sharing solution that allows you to right-size your fleet, maximize vehicle usage, and reduce overall total cost of ownership.

This innovative technology removes the hassle of physical keys while getting you connected vehicle insights to improve efficiency and optimize resources.

Remotely lock and unlock vehicles. Honk the horn to locate a vehicle. Enable and disable starter functionality based on driver and reservation permissions. Download one of our best-in-class reservation software partner’s applications or leverage your own.

Save yourself time and money. Lose the keys for good with Geotab Keyless

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A virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet and Driver Compliance | Fleet Tracking Software

530.384.3884

 
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