Optimizing the Driver Experience

A good driver experience means letting drivers focus on what’s important: the driving and servicing of their routes in the safest manner possible. It means reducing the copious requirements for human intervention that can distract and delay. It means removing unnecessary paperwork, tedious data entry and too many manual touch-points.

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Implementing a fleet management solution – think small

The benefits of fleet management systems are many and range from significant cost reductions to dramatic productivity gains. However, the implementation process for a new fleet management solution is key to its ongoing success. It is important to have a carefully staged rollout plan that ensures the system's internal adoption and integration into daily fleet operations.

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Increasing fuel efficiencies – An Example

Using fuel efficiencies as one example of a targeted objective: Establish baseline of current fuel consumption.  The average fuel costs per truck are estimated at $31,543 assuming 160 miles per day at with 4.01 gallons of fuel being consumed per hour. Set a desired goal for fuel efficiencies: To shave 20 minutes of driving time per day (3.3%) for a saving of $1,049 annually per truck Establish...

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RFID Technologies for Automated Garbage Collection

Waste and Recycling firms place the highest value on ensuring accurate service delivery and a problem-free customer experience. RFID solutions help them achieve this. Using RFID tags, each garbage can or cart can be associated with a specific customer address. Drivers can quickly verify cart details by scanning these with handheld devices. Inventory management capabilities can update backend databases in real-time on service or replacement and repair requirements. The result – fully automated garbage collection.

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Route management – more than just route optimization

Beyond route optimization software, fleet managers need to ensure practical, ‘on-the-street’ route management to ensure that drivers are executing their routes and activities according to plan. Route management is the governing practice of achieving the best efficiencies from fleet operations. Route management can encompass route optimization software as part of an overall solution, however getting the best performance from trucks and drivers requires an understanding of how to make efficiencies work at the street level.

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