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Automating scheduling and dispatch operations can be challenging for companies with complex service level agreement (SLA) requirements. Customers’ contracts can have varying requirements that affect everything from priority scheduling to billing processes. For companies that act as third-party service providers, managing technicians and work orders is even more complicated, since each client has its own mix of SLA requirements, and technicians are often called upon to work on behalf of different clients at different times.
How Does Efficient Driving Translate Into Fleet Savings?
Whether you own a fleet company or you work for one, it's important to take advantage of as many cost savings as possible. In the fleet and transportation industry, one major expense that you experience daily is fuel cost. By finding ways to cut fuel costs - as well as repair costs - you can save a considerable amount of money. Telematics allows you to analyze the ways in which your vehicles are being operated and identify behaviors that if changed could help improve your bottom line.
4G And Its Impact On Telematics
We live in a day where modern technology is advancing at unprecedented rates. There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages both to these rapid changes in technology. Communication systems, for instance, undergo changes and improvements at a fairly quick pace.
More Efficiently Manage Your Entire Fleet with Reliable Asset Tracking
Likely, not all of your fleet assets are vehicles. You could have trailers, generators, sheds, signage, or many other fixed or movable types of assets. Knowing where these assets are and knowing when they are moved can be a vital part of running your business.
Top 3 Driving Mistakes A Web-Based Fleet System Can Prevent
The trucking industry is one of the most important transportation industries in the U.S. today, hauling food, clothing, and business and consumer goods all over the country. In order to get the most out of this industry, you need to have the best drivers out on the road at all times.
Saving Money By Adopting Field Service Automation
Whether they are on a tight budget or are operating with some room to spend, all companies want to find ways to save money that make sense. For businesses with technicians who work multiple jobs every day, field service automation could be a great way to save dollars over the years. TechTarget's Denis Pombriant wrote that with an automation tool in place, data can be more easily collected, customers can be better understood and organizations can figure out where they may be losing money or lacking efficiency.
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Verizon Networkfleet’s New Configurable Update Rates Provide More Frequent GPS Tracking Updates
Verizon Networkfleet is now offering Configurable Update Rates (CUR) in its GPS devices to provide more frequent location information on fleet vehicles and assets. The new update rates, which can be set in 15 second increments up to two minutes for the Networkfleet 5000 series devices, give fleet managers the flexibility to receive near real-time location data.
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