While even for the most efficient fleet it is very improbable to achieve a perfect 100% rate when dealing with fleet utilization, there is still the possibility of removing those persistent inefficiencies in order to improve the fleet utilization rate of the present fleet operation.
The fleet management solution of today presents an invaluable tool to help your operation come closer to that magical 100% that right now seems so far off. We have been discussing some of the possible features of such systems which assist with fleet utilization, but the truth is that there is so much more that fleet management solutions can offer!
1. Fleet management solutions help you check in on vehicle usage
In order to verify whether fleet utilization rate is satisfactory and to establish actions to be taken in order to improve it, you need to have full knowledge of when and how much your vehicles are used. Fleet management solutions are able to accomplish this, while also providing information on how vehicles are driven, when they are maintained and so on…
2. Fleet management solutions help you check on global performance
If you rely on vehicles for productive work activity, it means you can actively measure if they are working efficiently according to job specifics: for example, you can establish if jobs are sequenced in a good way or there is excessive time between them, if they could be arranged in a different order or with different vehicles, or completely reorganized in order to improve operativity but without compromising customers.
3. Fleet management solutions help you optimize maintenance scheduling
If vehicles need to be maintained, they could just need a quick and simple service, but in other cases they literally cannot be on the road. If your system is tracking maintenance and continually alerting you to all the interventions vehicles need to receive, you will be informed of the time they need to be off and use them as soon as they are available again, therefore improving the utilization rate.