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Fleet management: A complete resource guide

Fleet management: A complete resource guide
We’ve compiled a comprehensive fleet management resource guide featuring related articles, products and solutions featured on asmag.com. It’s our hope that the reader can find this guide useful and develop a better understanding of fleet management.
Fleet management is a critical element in logistics and transportation. It optimizes the utilization of fleets so as to help operators deliver goods on time, save cost and grow revenue. As a leading security and IoT media platform, asmag.com has extensively covered fleet management. That said, we’ve compiled a comprehensive fleet management resource guide featuring related articles, products and solutions featured on asmag.com. It’s our hope that the reader can find this guide useful and develop a better understanding of fleet management.
 

Table of contents

What is fleet management
Why is fleet management important
What technologies are utilized in a fleet management system
Featured fleet management systems and solutions
Selection and installation of fleet management systems
 

What is fleet management

 
Fleet management, by definition, is the management of fleets – whether they be groups of trucks or buses – owned by a company or operator. The primary objectives of fleet management are to reduce cost, achieve maximal efficiency, and make sure goods are delivered on time. This, then, entails route planning, on-time maintenance and repair, acquisition and disposal of vehicles, and ensuring the overall health and wellbeing of drivers.
 

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Why is fleet management important

 
Fleet management is important for many reasons. One of them is cost savings. A report by the American Transportation Research Institute notes that fleet costs have jumped by 21.3 percent in 2022 compared to 2021, with fuel expenses cited as the biggest factor. Critical elements in fleet management, for example route planning and predictive maintenance, can help tremendously in this regard. Then, there’s the safety issue. According to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, of the approximately 450,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2017, there were 4,237 fatal crashes and 344,000 injury crashes. Proper monitoring of driver behavior can help reduce this risk. Furthermore, during and post-COVID, the transport and on-time delivery of goods – especially medicine, vaccines and other health-related items – has become more important than ever, necessitating good fleet management.
 

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What technologies are utilized in a fleet management system

 
Solutions provided by fleet management companies or fleet management services help operators achieve efficiency, cost reductions and on-time delivery of goods. To do this, a fleet management system leverages the powers of AI and IoT, where data generated by related IoT devices is processed by a fleet management software product to provide insights for operators. The fleet management software can be hosted either in-vehicle or in cloud, depending on the type and nature of data. For the latter, transmission is critical, and cellular technologies such as 3G/4G/5G are often used.
 
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Featured fleet management systems and solutions

 
A fleet management system utilizes various sensors and hardware, including dashboard cams, mobile NVRs, tracking devices as well as other in-vehicle sensors, to gather data which is then processed by a fleet management software solution. Below we take a look at some of the related products/solutions featured on asmag.com.
 

Onboard cameras

 
VACRON AVM-H251B 720P Car Camera
 
The VACRON AVM-H251B 720P Car Camera is equipped with a 1/4" CMOS image sensor with 2.6mm lens. It uses six units IR LED, with night vision view improved for safety driving. As an optional feature, the video is adjustable for mirroring if in need. All this makes the camera suitable for trucks and buses monitoring.
 
OTUS offers Wi-Fi-enabled HD dual-lens dashcam
 
OTUS’ dual-lens dashcam solution features easy to integrate API for fleet management platform to access event videos and live video streaming directly from the dashcam. Videos can also be accessed via Wi-Fi hotspot enabled GPS tracking devices by issuing API commands. Moreover, OTUS dashcam can generate HDR enabled ultra-high quality video footages which are also securely protected in the tamper-proof internal SD storage technology for demanding evidence preservation purposes.
 
Great Lite in-vehicle camera
 
Great Lite’s video solutions include cameras facing the driver as well as the road ahead. The former will monitor the driver and issue warnings when the driver picks up a cellphone, lights a cigarette or shows other distracted behavior. The camera facing the road will issue warnings when the vehicle changes lanes without the turn signal and when the vehicle moves too fast toward the vehicle in the front. The system will take the vehicle speed and distance with the car ahead and calculate the time before a collision.
 

Mobile DVRs

 
VACRON VVH-MDE304 1080P 4CH Mobile DVR
 
The DVR features H.265 video compression codec and recording resolutions of 1080P and 720P. It’s got two PCS SD card recording against rugged conditions, 3-axis G-sensor, GPS for speed, coordinate and route, and built-in supercapacitor offering extensional power supply and ensuring video is well stored of critical moment and compact. It also has 3G/4G internet connection support for fleet management online.
 
Raysharp D5704 Mobile DVR
 
The DVR supports various recording resolutions including D1/HD1/CIF (each channel can be set separately), with recording frame rate of 100 fps at D1 for PAL and 120 fps at D1 for NTSC. Network protocols of GPS/3G(WCDMA/CDMA) are supported. The DVR also supports shutdown delay and 500GB 2.5 inch HDD storage.
 
DTY AHD Full 720P 3G 4G WIFI GPS 4 Channels Car Mobile DVR
 
The device adopts ARM11 (main frequency 600 MHZ) professional high-performance processor, equipped with 2 gbit (256 MB) high-speed DDR3 RAM. It supports 4CH AHD 720P video recording, with downward compatibility for 960H, D1, VGA, HD1 and CIF video recording. It further features H.264MP (Main Profile Level 5.0) video compression technology, which will save two-third storage capacity. Google map can be used to track the moving path when the user playbacks video or remotely monitors on PC.
 

Others

 
Connectec Electronics Ct-AVL238 GPS Vehicle Tracker
 
The Connectec Ct-AVL238 is a professional tracking system that has integrated powerful chips like the SiRFstarIII for GPS positioning. Ct-AVL238 can also be used as a data logger. It’s built with SiRFstar III supporting triband (GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz or GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz). It also features 4 DI, 2 DO, 1 Mini USB port, 4 LED lights for GSM, GPS, GPRS and USB.
 

Selection and installation of fleet management systems

 
The selection and installation of a fleet management system are also important. Read below for guidelines and tips on selecting and installing fleet management systems.
 
What to know when installing a fleet management solution
How to select a fleet management solution for essential goods transport


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