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Fleet Management Software: Mobility Technology To Improve Your Day-To-Day Operations

In the rapidly changing transportation industry, it makes sense to look to the future and seek solutions that can elevate your business operations – this is where GoMetro’s fleet management software comes in. At GoMetro, we specialise in effective solutions for public and private transport challenges, designed to help governments, institutions, transport authorities, and consultants become more efficient and evolve their practices to stay ahead of the times. Our fleet management software and Bridge platform exists to solve most, if not all of your transport challenges.

Below, we have answered a few commonly-asked questions about this game-changing mobility technology and explored why fleet managers are adopting Bridge in droves. Additionally, we have delved into a few common challenges that logistics companies face, as well as how our software can help you navigate them. 

 

 

What Is The Purpose Of Fleet Management Software?

Fleet management software like GoMetro’s Bridge fulfils a wide range of roles and can completely revolutionise transportation effectiveness and planning. It gives fleet managers the ability to constantly monitor their vehicles, drivers, routes, travel time, dwell time, performance and more – all from a single, user-friendly application. This allows fleet managers to keep track of many essential elements of their everyday operations and better organise their fleet, staff, contractors, and vehicles.

 

How Much Does A Fleet Management Software Cost?

Bridge is substantially more cost-effective than other fleet management solutions on the market. The reason for this is that it negates the need for multiple systems, maintenance expenses, and associated training synonymous with manual fleet management of the past. The overall cost will depend on multiple factors, but you can expect reduced monthly expenses if you choose to invest in GoMetro’s mobility technology.

 

Which Management Tools Would You Implement To Manage A Fleet Of Vehicles?

Our fleet management software simplifies many aspects of transportation coordination while compiling plenty of crucial information that other forms of fleet management simply cannot. Below are some of the applications and information that our Bridge platform facilitates:

 

  • Real-Time Fleet Monitoring Dashboard: Our live tracking feature is updated every 15 seconds and provides incredibly precise, real-time data such as driver name or ID, current speed, route name and number, trip ID, route status, vehicle registration number, and route number.


  • Unified Telematics Management: Our fleet management software can streamline operations and help fleet managers monitor multiple telematics systems with ease. This makes the entire process considerably less complex, meaning even the most diverse fleets can be effectively coordinated without the need for tedious spreadsheets and time-consuming analysis.


  • Advanced Geofencing Capabilities: This useful tool allows for the monitoring of designated areas for vehicles, guaranteeing that drivers use the correct routes and follow safety protocols. Geofencing can make a world of difference to vehicle security and helps to facilitate ultimate operational efficiency.


  • Compatibility: GoMetro understands the critical nature of versatility and usability. This is why we have crafted our technology to seamlessly integrate with a variety of telematics solutions, ensuring that it is adaptable to a range of fleet configurations. This includes upstream and downstream integrations, making end-to-end logistics simpler than ever before.


  • Advanced Analytics And Reporting: Effective fleet coordination requires detailed reporting, trip data, and performance analysis to enable on-the-fly decision-making and strategic planning. With our fleet management software, you are presented with a wealth of advanced data that can help you pinpoint problems and hone in on operational practices that need to be changed. 

 

 

Common Logistics Challenges And How Bridge Addresses Them

Businesses involved in transportation or logistics often face a variety of tough challenges, many of which are not unique to one company or organisation but are issues that the industry at large seeks to address. GoMetro has taken the time to recognise these common challenges and designed our fleet management software to nullify or counteract them. Let’s have a look at some of these challenges and how our mobility technology can help you traverse them.

 

Limited Visibility And Real-Time Information

Transportation companies often struggle to keep track of their fleet’s movements and operations. In the past, this would have been the case because technology simply didn’t allow for real-time tracking and visibility, which made coordination much more complicated. When creating an effective supply chain, it is integral to have a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day operations, including routes, drivers, load, vehicle performance, stops, origin and end destination, etc.

With fleet management software like Bridge, this type of logistical coordination is a breeze. Many transportation companies have not changed the way that they monitor their fleet in some time, but a switch to advanced, modern tracking technology has the potential to completely revitalise a business’s efficiency. The ability to continuously track every vehicle in the fleet in real time allows for significantly improved coordination and communication.

 

Data Fragmentation And Analysis

This is certainly one of the most common issues that logistics companies face, and there are a few reasons why it is so prevalent. Businesses often use multiple telematics systems, which typically don’t interface with one another in any meaningful way. This leads to fragmented data and a reduced ability to facilitate comprehensive data analysis. Additionally, with less advanced fleet coordination relying mostly on person-to-person communication, there is plenty of room for human error.

This is not the case with our fleet management software, as all relevant logistical information is consolidated in one easy-to-understand platform. This means there is no potential for data fragmentation, as all the advanced data is stored in one place – making the life of a fleet manager substantially easier. To add to this, with our software, the concern of dealing with multiple telematics systems falls away, as our all-in-one solution provides a single platform for all data.

 

Security Concerns And Vehicle/Driver Safety

Security concerns in logistics companies come in two forms. The first is ensuring that sensitive information is managed correctly and safely, to ensure that it isn’t leaked in a way that could be detrimental to the logistics company or their clientele. The second is the physical safety of the drivers and the vehicles themselves, which can be put at risk if designated routes and protocols are not followed.

As reliance on technology increases in the logistical sector, it becomes increasingly important to guarantee ultimate security and peace of mind when it comes to data management. GoMetro Bridge, you have comprehensive data security, with features like audit trails, controlled logins, and temporary access to vehicle data – this all helps to ensure compliance with safety procedures. Additionally, as all data is compiled in one application, the risk of a leak or breach is significantly reduced.

When it comes to driver and vehicle safety, the benefits of geofencing and precise GPS tracking should not be understated. These features greatly reduce the likelihood of drivers heading into unsafe locations or venturing off the designated route. If they do so regardless, you will be aware of it immediately, from there, you can take steps to correct their course and ensure their safety. In South Africa, where safety is a major concern, this is hugely beneficial.

 

Lack Of Route Optimisation

Many traditional logistics systems lack the ability to effectively optimise routes, ensuring that the quickest, safest path is taken by the driver. While this may seem less problematic than some of the other challenges we have covered, over time, it can lead to unnecessary costs and lengthy delays. Ensuring that your fleet takes the best possible route can make a surprising difference to overheads, which is often only realised after the fact.

With GoMetro’s fleet management software, your vehicles are presented with dynamic route optimisation that makes decisions based on real-time factors. This goes a long way in reducing fuel costs, bringing down delivery or arrival time, and improving overall fleet management and efficiency. This is also done independently and does not require any human intervention, which allows your staff to focus on other pressing matters.

 

 

The Distinct Advantage Of Our Fleet Management Software

Many people tend to stick to the philosophy of “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”, but we find that this leaves much to be desired. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, you might be missing out on a lot of money that could be effortlessly recuperated if you decided to take the next step and invest in mobility technology like GoMetro Bridge.

This loss comes about through small, occasionally unnoticeable inefficiencies that can make a large difference over a long period of time. With our logistic solutions, you are able to cut costs and streamline all transport-related operations in your company. As we touched on earlier, this comes in the form of route optimisation, which can drastically reduce monthly fuel expenses. You should also save money on maintenance costs, training, and a myriad of outdated systems that you no longer require after choosing to enlist our services.

Beyond financial reasons, our fleet management software is also capable of improving your overall service. Whether it be public or private transport, delivery, courier service, etc., your entire operation will function like a well-oiled machine, without the need for constant intervention and time-consuming helicoptering. This opens the doors to focus on other areas of the business or organisation, allowing you to grow and improve in ways that may not have been possible before.

If you have been looking for ways to facilitate operational efficiency, bring down expenses and save money, add security and privacy, optimise strategy and data collection, and improve the overall operations of your logistics company, GoMetro has got you covered. We understand that some businesses are hesitant to step outside of what they are familiar with, but when you look at the benefits on offer, it truly is a no-brainer. 

For more information on GoMetro Bridge, call us at (+27) 21 824 3345 or send us an email at hello@gometroapp.com and a member of our friendly team will get back to you in no time. With GoMetro, the key to a perfectly coordinated fleet is only a few easy steps away.

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