Fleet Management in Dtc

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INTRODUCTION

Fleet management is the management of a company's transportation fleet. Fleet management includes commercial motor vehicles such as cars, vans and trucks, as well as rail cars. Fleet (vehicle) management can include a range of functions, such as vehicle financing, vehicle maintenance, vehicle telemetric (tracking and diagnostics), driver management, speed management, fuel management and health and safety management. Fleet Management is a function which allows companies which rely on transportation in their business to remove or minimize the risks associated with vehicle investment, improving efficiency, productivity and reducing their overall transportation and staff costs, providing 100% compliance with government legislation (duty of care) and many more. These functions can be dealt with by either an in-house fleet-management department or an outsourced fleet-management provider. According to market research from the independent analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of fleet management units deployed in commercial fleets in Europe will grow from 1.5 million units in 2009 to 4 million in 2014. Even though the overall penetration level is just a few percent, some segments such as road transport will attain adoption rates above 30 percent. FMS prides itself on the ability to negotiate deals that are cost efficient to all our clients. Our sole purpose is to save our clients money. No secondary motives are created with our vendor repair procedures, contrary to many of the other fleet management companies who accept vendor rewards up to 20% on all repair dollars spent by their customers. FEATURES

* Comprehensive fleet maintenance program tailored to the needs of each of our clients. * Electronically monitor, track, and report all vehicle repairs. * National price guidelines, as well as many out of warranty assistance programs. * Fuel program with true savings, no additional costs.

* Handle all acquisition, disposition, and leasing of vehicles, as well as negotiate savings in both areas.

Fleet Management Services is dedicated to saving clients time and money by completely handling their fleet vehicle management needs for them. All acquisition, disposition, maintenance, fuel, and management reports will be handled by FMS through our network of vendors. Currently Fleet Management Services operates in 13 states, but our network is set up nationwide. We have the leverage needed to negotiate the best deals for our clients, and pass these savings directly to them, without taking rewards or incentives from the vendors we negotiate.\ FLEET MANAGEMENT

* Vehicle tracking
* Mechanical diagnostics
* Driver behavior
* Fleet management software
* Fleet Security and Control
Fleet management replacement and lifecycle management
Vehicle tracking
The most basic function in all fleet management systems, is the vehicle tracking component. This component is usually GPS-based, but sometimes it can be based on GLONASS or a cellular triangulation platform. Once vehicle location, direction and speed are determined from the GPS components, additional tracking capabilities transmit this information to a fleet management software application. Methods for data transmission include both terrestrial and satellite. Satellite tracking communications, while more expensive, are critical if vehicle tracking is to work in remote environments without interruption. Users can see actual, real-time locations of their fleet on a map. This is often used to quickly respond on events in the field

Mechanical diagnostics
Advanced fleet management systems can connect to the vehicle's onboard computer, and gather data for the user. Details such as mileage and fuel consumption are gathered into a global statistics scheme. Driver behavior

By combining received data from the vehicle tracking system and the on-board computer, it is possible to form a profile for any given driver.

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