Real-Time Mobile Asset Tracking and Location Services - solutions

By: Fleetpoint  09-12-2011
Keywords: vehicle, Productivity, Fleet Management

Accountability with less effort

Municipal fleets have unique requirements for accountability and compliance. Municipal idling laws, hours of use and service utilization rates all complicate fleet managers reporting. FleetPoint reduces the data to a few simple reports and distributes them on schedule.

FleetPoint creates detailed reports and performance information directly from a vehicle's engine computer, vehicle sensors, road coverage reports (transmitted as frequently as every 30 seconds from GPS). This data can be accessed and shared round-the-clock by multiple departments from any internet-enabled computer. FleetPoint offers tailored solutions that enhance the features of many different municipal fleet and asset management solutions such as Maximus Fleet-Focus.

Customers know the business by its drivers

Service vehicles move constantly to meet and exceed customer’s expectations. FleetPoint’s easy to use Work Order system and SQL reporting services are an ideal starter system for any small business, or the perfect add-on for a growing enterprise. By monitoring fleet performance information directly from a vehicle's engine computer, FleetPoint offers both the employee and the company an unprecedented level of visibility into operational efficiency.

Service businesses consistently using FleetPoint’s tools improve employee satisfaction, reduce fleet operating costs of up to $1,000 per technician per month and improve overall company productivity, up to 25% within 1 month of implementing this system. In addition FleetPoint training and coaching increases employee retention. The system can be learned in minutes, and at a cost of less than 80 cents per day repaid within weeks. FleetPoint SME offers Service Fleet operators both a purchase and lease option.

Customer loyalty drives profitability

Fleet Leasing and sales companies can create a unique partnership with their loyal customers, large and small, by offering FleetPoint’s integrated telemetics service product with each vehicle. Using FleetPoint SME the end customer gains both asset optimization and mobile workforce productivity. To meet the needs of diverse fleets, FleetPoint SME includes real-time dispatch management, territory planning, and work order scheduling. This solution helps companies of every size, with fleets of cars, light trucks, vans or heavy trucks increase the profitability of their service and delivery operations, reduce vehicle fleet operating costs and decrease risk related to field assets. Leaseors benefit from the engine interface by having total access to their vehicle, including service history, mileage and vehicle maintenance history. Fleet Management companies can proactively manage vehicle inventories and maintenance while reducing their overhead costs and improving fleet customer retention and satisfaction.

Product quality depends on real-time information

Delivering the exact quantity of goods, especially perishable foods, at the right time demands tremendous attention to detail. Dispatchers spend valuable time intensively monitoring the flow of goods. FleetPoint increases that intense focus by transmitting continuously and in real time that status of the trailer and its load, including setpoints, zone temperatures and fuel levels. FleetPoint even helps focus on the information necessary for the corrective intervention. Management by exception allows the driver greater autonomy and the optional in-cab solutions improve Hours of Service and idling compliance. FleetPoint provides immediate notification of any out of specification conditions with the load or unplanned detention.

Customers pay for peace of mind

FleetPoint’s rental fleet products offer a complete fleet management and asset monitoring solution that benefits both the rental company and the renter. The rental company benefits directly from FleetPoint’s location specific security solution and the ability to monitor the vehicle engine computer for real-time tell-tale warnings, overload and abusive use during a rental period. The renter has much better control of the assets on the job site and can dramatically improve equipment utilization by reduced down-time for maintenance and real-time reports of location and hours of service. FleetPont customers in the constructions industry, who rent 90% of their equipment, reported saving 25% on their rental bill after just one month. For rental company the ability to immobilize the equipment over the air reduced loss and fraud also in the same 30 day period.

Custom solutions for unique needs

FleetPoint has created numerous custom solutions for aviation, construction, marine and transportation markets, both portable and installed – from a few units to several thousand. FleetPoint’s applications provide any business with added control to observe and to manage field or port operations in real time.

FleetPoint software provides control features for:

  • Engine or equipment exception reporting
  • Unplanned stops or power outages
  • Excessive service time or equipment detention
  • Temperature, alarm or speed threshold violations and more
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Fleet Management, Productivity, vehicle

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