The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) in Oman had a critical need to proactively manage violations within its fleet of 400 vehicles. The company reported unsafe and poor driver performance, accidents, speeding, high maintenance costs and excessive fuel consumption due to personal vehicle use.
Fleet management is mainly used for monitoring and improving fuel consumption and maintenance costs. Making informed decisions about which field technician to schedule for a particular job based on the location and the skills of the field worker, as well as on the current traffic conditions, can additionally lead to a significant boost in customer satisfaction.
The upgraded D-Max was introduced in Australian and New Zealand in late 2013 and the five star ANCAP safety rating applies to the D-Max 4x4 Crew Cab variants built from November 2013 and the 4x2 High-Ride Crew Cab variants built from November 2014. A separate four star ANCAP rating applies to all other variants.
According to recent research results from Frost & Sullivan, the commercial vehicle (CV) telematics market in Australia has reached the mature stage, particuarly in basic solutions such as track and trace.
As employers and fleet managers, you have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment, including vehicles. This information from the Victorian Transport Industry Group explains safety features to look for when purchasing heavy vehicles.
There's a heavy reliance on global positioning technology nowadays, but it's not just smart phones and in-car sat nav systems. Most areas of industry, transport and telecoms depend on GPS in some form and there's an increased focus on what will happen in the event of complete failure. According to the BBC website, technology that was developed during World War II is now a contender as a backup to GPS, should the unthinkable happen.
Managing a fleet in 2014 is about more than leasing costs and fuel economy. Drivers are facing increased traffic, risk of fatality and amplified stress levels. Is life on the road taking its toll?
Scientists from Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have developed a chemical alternative to GPS, which they claim will change the future of transport planning and logistics.
The Australian Fleet Managers Association (AfMA) has announced that registration for the 2015 Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition is now open.
The Thai-manufactured Ford Ranger XL 3.2 (d) has beaten the Mazda BT50 XTR and VW Amarok Highline TDI 420 to take out the 4x4 dual cab car of the year, as judged by the Australian Automobile Association on behalf of Australia's motoring clubs.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) provides the ideal architecture to deliver telematics, vehicle tracking, dynamic routing, real-time work order management, commercial navigation and mobile integration, often referred to collectively as 'location intelligence'. When coupled with modern integration and reporting systems these can form the backbone of a company-wide transport management system.
An announcement at the Paris Motor Show early in October by TomTom and Volkswagen Group Research highlights their combined commitment to the future of highly automated driving (HAD) systems.
At a time when escalating fuel costs are putting increased strain on business, the availability of a new fuel-efficiency solution is likely to be well received by Australian fleet managers.
Choosing the right GPS vehicle tracking solution for your business is an important decision to make when considering not only the initial cost reduction but, also, long-term improvements to productivity, safety and efficiency.
The Australasian Fleet Management Association (AFMA) is hosting a series of Fleet Forum Professional Development and Networking events around Australia and New Zealand throughout October and November.