The sun was sinking into the western horizon, silhouetting the ships that stood before us. On our walk out, we surmised that it was as deep as six feet and as shallow as six inches. A trail followed the length of the slough for approximately a half-mile.
Vehicle tracking[ edit ] See more: Vehicle tracking system The most basic functions in all fleet management systems, is the vehicle tracking component. Methods for data transmission include both terrestrial and satellite.
Satellite tracking communications, while more expensive, are critical if vehicle tracking is to work in remote environments without interruption. Users can see actual, real-time locations of their fleet on a map.
This Fleet planning often used to quickly respond on events in the field.
Mechanical diagnostics[ edit ] An advanced fleet management systems FMS can connect to the vehicle's onboard computerand gather data for the user. Data such as mileage and fuel consumption are gathered into a global statistics scheme.
Driver behavior[ edit ] Highly developed fleet management and vehicle telematics systems collect a full range of data in real-time and for transport and fleet managers.
By combining received data from the vehicle tracking system and the on-board computer, it is possible to form a profile for any given driver average speed, frequency of detours, breaks, severity of manoeuvres, choice of gears, etc.
This data can be used to highlight drivers with dangerous habits and to suggest remedial training applicable to the issues, or to ensure that drivers are meeting KPIs. Fleet management software[ edit ] Further information: Fleet management software Fleet management software enables people to accomplish a series of specific tasks in the management of any or all aspects relating to a company's fleet of vehicles.
These specific tasks encompass all operations from vehicle acquisition to disposal. Software, depending on its capabilities, allows functions such as recording driver and vehicle details, the tracking of procurement costs, scheduling of maintenance and servicing tasks, import of fuel transactions, and measuring of fleet performance via reports and charts.
Management of ships[ edit ] Fleet management also refers to the management of ships while at sea. Shipping fleet management contracts are normally given to fleet management companies that handle aspects like crewing, maintenance, and day-to-day operations.
This gives the ship owner time to concentrate on cargo booking. Fleet security and control[ edit ] Recent advances in fleet management allow for the addition of over-the-air OTA security and control of fleet vehicles. Fleet Security and Control includes security of the vehicle while stopped or not in operation and the ability to safely disable a vehicle while in operation.
This allows the fleet manager to recover stolen or rogue vehicles while reducing the chance of lost or stolen cargo. The additional of Fleet Security and Control to a fleet management system gives a fleet card manager preventative measures to address cargo damage and loss.
Remote vehicle disabling systems[ edit ] Remote vehicle disabling systems provide users at remote locations the ability to prevent an engine from starting, prevent movement of a vehicle, and to stop or slow an operating vehicle.
Remote disabling allows a dispatcher or other authorized personnel to gradually decelerate a vehicle by downshifting, limiting the throttle capability, or bleeding air from the braking system from a remote location.
Some of these systems provide advance notification to the driver that the vehicle disabling is about to occur. After stopping a vehicle, some systems will lock the vehicle's brakes or will not allow the vehicle's engine to be restarted within a certain time-frame.
Remote disabling systems can also be integrated into a remote panic and emergency notification system. In an emergency, a driver can send an emergency alert by pressing a panic button on the dashboard, or by using a key-fob panic button if the driver is within close proximity of the truck.
Organizations prefer to use new fleet as a strategy for cost reduction where the used fleet is sold so that a new fleet is maintained.
Funding requirements are also an issue, because many organizations, especially government, purchase vehicles with cash. The ad hoc nature and traditional low funding levels with cash has put many operations in an aged fleet.
This lack of adequate funding for replacement can also result in higher maintenance costs due to aged vehicles. Duty of care[ edit ] In the UK, in Aprilthe Corporate Manslaughter Act was strengthened to target company directors as well as their drivers in cases of road deaths involving vehicles used on business.
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Fleet management is the management of. Commercial motor vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks, specialist vehicles (such as mobile construction machinery), and trailers; Private vehicles used for work purposes (the 'grey fleet') Aviation machinery such as aircraft (planes and helicopters); Ships; Rail cars.; Fleet (vehicle) management can include a range of functions, such as vehicle financing.