• Accurately monitor operating and working hours
• Ensure optimum fleet utilisation and cost
Engine Hours and Fuel Consumption
• Monitor daily engine use and fuel costs
• Monitor with/out load, engine shut-off on idle
Utilisation & Productivity
• Monitor down-time & operational activity
• Monitor services, costs & maintenance schedules
• Monitor site culture & operator behaviour
• Monitor idle time & battery changes
• Monitor interleaving & vehicle travel with/out a load
Fleet management is complex. It requires a lot of data to be generated and to be analysed. The analysis produces factual conclusions. However, facts based upon data may not wholly reflect the requirement of the operation. Site audits and interviews need to be made to check any conclusions reached from the data analysis match the reality of the site – this makes sure the correct course of action is applied.Fleet management is a constant activity, it requires on-going investigation to effect change. These changes enable advances in efficiency, utilisation and productivity.
Total Impacts Across Fleet
• Accurately monitor impacts force and direction
• Show where on site impact occured
GPS Vehicle Tracking
• Snail trail and live tracking, historical route replay
• Geo-fence no-go areas, impact locations
Apply site health and safety
• License and training records, site speed limits
• Truck safety check at log-on, operator access control
Life Cycle Management
When dealing with lifecycle management, all elements are significant and connected. Data is key: the growth of data quantity and quality is sequential. The aim is to create a dynamic fleet picture using daily data to build a detailed picture of routines, working culture and processes. The data that currently exists can be described as a snapshot – it provides a stable start to improved fleet management and efficiency, but the both the data quantity and quality needs to be significantly improved.
Given that the current fleet is of differing specification, age and brand a broad-brush approach is unlikely to be applicable.
The key component is to have a robust strategy that introduces efficiency, substantial cost savings, and change management to bring alignment throughout the fleet and the various processes.
The journey to effective fleet management is best served through a collection of sequential activities rather than isolated improvement projects. Fleets are dynamic, and therefore so is fleet management
A strategy is important to gain alignment and achieve consistency in approach. The approach to the entire fleet needs to be consistent. As a starting point, aims and targets need to be established and agreed, The strategy must be realistic, achievable and support the overall aims of wider corporate values.
• Fleet make-up – current and target
• Acquisition method
• Lifetime management
• Supplier management
• Fleet analytics and performance management
• Fuel and environment
• Fleet disposal, regeneration, roll-over
• Operator performance analytics
• Out-of-contract costs
• Costs analysis
• KPI and SLA