FLEET MANAGEMENT WHITE PAPERS
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Issues such as inefficient data management, poor communication and wasteful driving habits make it hard to manage a mobile workforce effectively. Learn how mobile workforce management technology can be used to make managing a mobile fleet easier and more efficient. This guide will discuss key issues facing managers of mobile workforces will be as well as ways to boost revenue and reduce operating costs.
In this era of decreasing funding and tight budgets, fleet management technologies are fast becoming a necessity to operate a more efficient paratransit fleet and decrease costs. This paper takes a look at how a fleet management strategy significantly reduces fuel consumption costs and increases overall safety by closely monitoring driver behavior such as speeding, idling and hard braking. It will also take a look at how the data gathered can be used to improve the maintenance programs of vehicles. Finally, it will review the issues to look out for when selecting and planning the implementation of a fleet management system.
Integrated technological systems that keep passengers informed along their journey are increasingly in demand, and transit agencies must find a way to keep up with this need. A passenger information system lets a transit agency communicate with its passengers to provide them with real-time bus location and status updates, schedule data and timely announce¬ments. It vastly improves the transit experience for riders and streamlines work for agency employees. This paper outlines what transit agencies need to implement a passenger information system and how it can be used to not only generate revenue, but improve customer service and satisfaction as well
Simplifying the Open Transit Data Debate: A Comprehensive Guide to Providing Real-time Information to Your Passengers
With the advent of technologies such as Google™ Maps, web-enabled cell phones and vehicle tracking, agencies can now provide passengers with up-to-date schedules as well as real-time bus departure information from virtually anywhere. Amongst much debate, many agencies have chosen to release their data to the developer community for use in creating these applications. If you are interested in providing these services for your passengers, the following paper will demonstrate the benefits of releasing your data and provide you with a step by step guide of how to start the process.
Implementing ITS technologies is both enormously complex and necessary for the growth of your organization. With the help of first-rate project management and a structured implementation framework in place, transitioning your workplace will be a much smoother process. Here's how.
The public transit industry is faced with the challenge of using technology to realize operational efficiencies while reducing their carbon footprint. Optimizing every asset leads to improved day-to-day operations, lessens the impact on the environment, and provides long-term savings. Learn about a new class of ITS technologies that can be integrated into the transit workplace to not only support sustainable practices, but improve the efficiency of daily operations.
The decision to implement an automated dispatching solution is a significant step any for taxi company. It represents not only a need to evolve operations, but a method of reducing costs, increasing revenue, improving fairness for drivers and ultimately, being able to provide the best service possible to your customers. Read this whitepaper to learn how to ensure your implementation goes smoothly.
In the competitive taxi business, having any advantage over your competitors can make all the difference. An electronic dispatching and vehicle location system can set you apart from your competition and help you dramatically increase revenue. This whitepaper will highlight the benefits of an electronic dispatching/vehicle tracking system using examples from taxi companies like yours. Additionally, it will outline the most important things to consider when purchasing a solution.
Implementing mobile workforce and fleet management technologies is a complex process, but necessary for the growth of your company. With the help of first-rate project management and a structured implementation framework in place, transitioning your workplace will be a much smoother process. Here's how.
Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) is a useful tool for fleet-based businesses to access real-time location and vehicle status information, but it is only a small piece of a more important technological framework that mobilizes and automates a mobile workforce. This white paper will discuss what a comprehensive mobile workforce management solution includes, the benefits of a mobile workforce management solution and provide direction for selecting the right solution for your business. Learn about the advantages of a mobile workforce management solution that you are missing out on with an AVL-only system.
Making the decision to equip your fleet with mobile computers to increase organizational efficiencies is the first step to greater efficiency. Considering that fleet-based organizations can see a 23 percent improvement in workforce productivity by implementing a mobile solution, that’s an easy choice. Now comes the hard part—deciding on the best device for your needs. This free whitepaper, “Making the Best Choice for your Fleet: Rugged Computers vs. Consumer Tablets and Smartphones”, can help you make this decision. Learn about Total Cost of Ownership and other ways rugged computers can help streamline your fleet and save you money.
Confused about the recent FMCSA hours-of-service (HOS) mandates and how they might affect your business? You’re probably not alone. The trucking industry has faced numerous changes to regulations lately, and there will certainly be more to come in the future. This whitepaper clarifies FMCSA regulations concerning HOS compliance and electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) use. This white paper also explains the benefits of EOBR technology and E-Logs beyond HOS compliance, such as increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs.
Many people believe that environmentally-friendly fleet upgrades are cost prohibitive. In fact, the opposite is true: proper mobile fleet management technology not only lessens a fleet's impact on the environment, its improvements to an operation's overall efficiency saves money in the long run. This white paper outlines several historical approaches to a greener fleet and why they fail. It discusses how new fleet management technologies can improve a company's bottom line, and lists several policies that managers can implement immediately to save money and the environment, all at no cost.
Fuel costs account for 28-30% of most fleet budgets. This, combined with the volatile cost of fuel, makes reducing fuel consumption one of the most important issues facing fleet managers.
One of the leading causes of accidents these days is driver distraction. The challenge when selecting mobile computing technology for fleet-based businesses is to minimize driver interaction when the vehicle is in motion, while still increasing fleet efficiency. Here are a number of guidelines to help you choose a mobile computer that will improve your fleet's efficiency without sacrificing safety.
Maintaining the safety of your fleet is the most important job of any mobile fleet manager. With advanced technologies in your vehicles and in the office, driver behaviors can be improved, the lines of communication opened, and workers can be located quickly during emergencies. When paired with a conscientious management team and a comprehensive safety program, exceptional fleet safety is possible.