What Can Fleet Assistant Do For My Transportation Business?
Cetaris has a transportation industry solution for complete lifecycle management and maintenance of fleet and material handling equipment. No matter what sector of the transportation business you’re in, postal services, railways, airlines, trucking, third-party logistics providers, supply chain outsourcing, or freight-forwarding, the Cetaris Fleet Assistant solution can be fully configured for your unique transportation company needs.
Fleet Assistant includes all the detailed functionality you’re looking for such as, investment planning and decommissioning, with real-time, detailed information about performance and costs, to help you accurately control all aspects of your transportation business.
Why Should I Use Fleet Assistant?
Cetaris will help to make your transportation company as efficient as possible, so you’ll realize greater profits, have greater cross operational visibility and prevent unnecessary down-time in your operations.
Fleet Assistant was built by “fleet people” for “fleet people” - we understand the transportation business, so we can help you:
• Reduce your maintenance costs
• Improve your safety records
• Increase staff productivity
• Reduce unnecessary inventory
• Extend your asset lifecycles
• Lengthen equipment up-time
• Raise your eligible warranty reimbursements
Fleet Assistant For The Transportation Industry
The Cetaris Fleet Assistant solution supports the core business processes of the transportation business, including:
Asset Tracking and Reporting
Through detailed KPI monitoring and reporting, Fleet Assistant will help you increase the lifecycle management of all your transportation assets. You’ll be able to improve efficiency and productivity through tracking, preventive maintenance, regulatory compliance and human resource planning, by combining these goals of investment, maintenance, repair and operations management.
At the same time, we can help you address business challenges such as productivity enhancements, extend asset lifecycles, and minimize total cost of ownership while maximizing asset utilization. By keeping a firm hold on the past, present and projected future details of your assets, you’ll minimize your total cost of ownership and maximize the use of each piece of equipment.
Fleet Assistant has the tools for you to manage a full range of fleet maintenance activities, including corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, recalls and campaigns – resulting in reduced down-time and unscheduled outages, extended asset life cycles, faster repair cycles, and an increase in equipment availability.
Fleet Assistant notifies you of manufacture recalls so that you can search your fleet database for matching serial numbers and proceed with issuing standard recall work orders.
With full awareness and adherence to required maintenance, you’ll enjoy faster equipment repair cycles, increased availability of your assets, and extended asset lifecycles.
Parts and Inventory Management
Fleet Assistant is a fully integrated parts and inventory management system which allows you to;
• reduce on-hand quantities to reflect actual usage
• identify obsolete parts for return to vendors
• reduce equipment downtime due to out-of-stock parts or materials
• reduce costs through national purchase agreements
• significantly increase service replacement/part warranty re-capture
• improve physical inventory count process and reduce search time
• access enterprise-wide views of inventory across all locations
• reduce excess and slow moving inventory, and
• track and control materials such as fuel and fluids as inventory items
With access to such detailed reporting, you’ll be able to decrease unnecessary on-hand inventory, return outdated parts to vendors, reduce equipment downtime with timely ordering, lessen costs through national purchase agreements, and create a more overall efficient parts enterprise.
Fleet Assistant has fully integrated warranty management capabilities allowing transportation clients to maximize warranty reimbursements and automatically identify warranty eligible repairs from OEMs, extended warranty programs and replacement part warranties.
With Fleet Assistant you’ll benefit from maximized warranty reimbursements – saving you money in the long run. You’ll be notified of warranty eligible repairs and part replacement warranties from our fully automated system on a regular basis. You’ll also get important information to make your warranty claim, and then the system issues and tracks your claim from start to finish – including the full settlement of your payment.
Fleet Assistant’s Road Call feature is an effective tool for capturing and tracking information relating to repairs performed on the road. Road Call provides a step-by-step response to all breakdowns, reducing errors and improving repair times. As a transportation company, you’ll be able to obtain the information necessary to promptly assess the situation and execute the appropriate response. When a critical call comes in, information needs to be dealt with in real time. Road Call incorporates various applications and vendor databases that match vehicle location with the repair type required — ensuring that the best choice is made for immediate action.
Road Call is a feature in which critical road calls can be sent from your driver to you – in real time. Road Call provides a step-by-step response process to the breakdown by matching the vehicle and the repair required with local vendor databases. This will ensure that a timely response occurs and immediate action is taken.
To ensure that you’re complying with all health, safety and environmental regulations in the transportation industry, Fleet Assistant provides you with complete audit trails and mandatory processes to help you plan, monitor, and document your fleet operations, including fully integrated tag-in/tag-out and environment, health, and safety processes.
Fleet Assistant has a single line of sight to fleet equipment across multiple locations, enabling you to compare conditions and identify, standardize, and automate best practices.
Particularly if you have a large, multi-location transportation operation, it will be of great benefit for you to be able to see an overview of your entire fleet equipment across all of your locations. Fleet Assistant allows you the visibility to compare assets and identify issues, standardize processes, and automate all practices throughout your enterprise.