One of the main pieces of technology modern trucking companies use is fleet management software. Fleet management software uses automation, tracking, and other electronic tools to handle vehicle maintenance, fuel consumption and costs, driver management, asset utilization, route planning, and any other areas of opportunities found to increase productivity and decrease waste.
Fleet management software can be standalone apps, desktop applications, or cloud services.
List of 5 Fleet Management Software Solutions
- ConnectTeam - “ConnecTeam’s drivers scheduling app makes dispatching and scheduling for small and large teams a no-brainer. Assign routes based on various requirements, add additional information to each route, set shifts, and get real-time notifications. You’ll be able to spend less time on scheduling, and more time on growing your business.”
- GeoTab Advance Fleet Tracking - “Advanced fleet tracking provides visibility into what the driver is doing with the vehicle, specific to driving behavior. For example, this includes speeding, but then dives deeper into other types of aggressive driving, such as harsh braking, sharp cornering, or hard acceleration.”
- OnFleet - “Onfleet’s integrated route optimization engine considers time, location, capacity and traffic to produce the most efficient routing solutions. Need to make changes or re-optimize? Updates are sent to drivers in real-time.”
- Fleetio - “Replace spreadsheets and paper with a centralized mobile fleet management solution designed to make your work easier. Fully optimize your fleet by giving fleet managers, drivers, technicians, parts managers, and other personnel access to the tools and information they need.”
- Chevin FleetWave - “Our flexible fleet management software gives you the tools to stay compliant, power-up productivity, and exceed customer expectations. With us by your side, you’ll be able to take your fleet – and your business – further.”
Other Trucking Software Solutions
While fleet management software is the biggest segment of the technology field in the trucking and transportation industry, it’s not the only one. And company owners may not even need to go looking for technological advances for their company or their fleet. Many trucking manufacturers are offering upgrades that save time and money for owners and managers.
An article from FleetOwner said, “Fleets have a very expensive asset in their trucks, and sometimes have a lot of them. Equipping trucks with this or that technology fleet-wide can take years, and it often requires installation and maintenance. So that means time, which means money; it’s also why tech companies are getting more of their wares installed or installable right at the truck OEM’s factory.”
These can include camera systems, GPS and rerouting systems, options to gamify the driver experience using driver scorecards, collision mitigation technology, electronic logging options, trailer tracking, and temperature control systems. Other technological solutions include payment and HR software, bookkeeping and accounting software specific to the trucking industry such as Q7, TailWind, or TruckingOffice, and even informational and job platforms such as DriverWave.
The Humans Behind the Software
Software can’t do it all though, so any company looking to implement fleet management software or tools also needs to make sure they have the right staff to help them install and maintain the tools to make sure they get the most out of them. In addition to staff who know how to use software, trucking mechanics are increasingly being required to have more advanced technological knowledge.
Whether you’re looking to hire the many new drivers the industry will require, or looking for technological solutions to your trucking and logistics needs, DriverWave aims to be the one-stop resource for everyone involved in the trucking and logistics industry.