Construction companies can be challenging to manage. Common issues may include low driver satisfaction, minimal vehicle visibility and disorganised cash flow. If these problems are not resolved it can threaten the success of the company.
To evolve continued growth, construction companies should implement a reliable and efficient construction fleet management system.
Construction fleets can include trucks, different types of vehicles, dispatchers, drivers, and operations. Having management over these fleets enables key stakeholders to have an insight into how they’re operated and have some control over the systems.
On top of this, fleet managers operate the control vehicle maintenance, oversee fuel usage, and driver management and implement new programs.
Vehicles can be tracked by fleet managers using GPS, which enables managers to monitor vehicle performance and spot any maintenance problems. By keeping on top of elements like mileage, tire wear and braking habits the lifespan of the vehicle can be increased because issues can be solved before they worsen.
Fleet management systems enable you to set alerts when a particular vehicle is about to exceed its daily mileage limit. Putting in place stricter measures for the amount of fuel consumed is a lucrative benefit of fleet management.
Costs could be cut significantly by simply notifying the drivers to stop the engine whilst they are loading; if it wasn’t for fleet management systems, small simple factors like this could go unnoticed.
Whilst each vehicle generates a large amount of data each day, a fleet management system is helpful in keeping up to date with all of this data. For this to work successfully companies should integrate several systems together so that they can streamline data to provide access points for the relevant information needed.
By having easy access to all of your fleet data you can build your competitive advantage.
Construction fleet management systems can plan routes competently which is a great way to cut unnecessary spending due to less fuel consumption. A fleet monitoring software can assist in re-routes as well.
Smart automation enables automatic re-scheduling and scheduling based on incoming changes. Having this feature can significantly increase the number of deliveries completed in an amount of time.
Being extremely organised, construction fleet management systems can handle invoices entirely through a digital platform. Traditionally, handling invoices manually can be risky, as this leaves room for mistakes.
Fleet management systems can have their payment tickets and receipts processed more efficiently, speeding up payments and helping to build trust with clients or other parties involved. A perk of taking care of invoices digitally is that invoice history can easily be tracked and they’re more likely to be stored safely.
Construction fleet management allows for planning, coordination and supervision helping to optimise all of the business’s processes.
There’s no denying that construction fleet management provides benefits to construction companies which is why the concept is beginning to be embraced.