Intelligent Fleet Management – An IoT of Telematics
Welcome to the Internet of Things – and as a fleet operator, you’re going to start hearing from your trucks more often. They will be checking in to tell you where they are, how fast they’re going, how safe the driving is, whether they’re low on fuel, need engine Checks, or if the required temperature is maintained in reefers. Thanks to the emerging field of fleet telematics, managers and drivers get feedback that allows them to change their practices for the better:improve route planning, change resting points for better driver alertness.
Manage predictive maintenance schedules, with trucks rolling into shops where the machanics have known what work would be needed before the engine was even purchased – based on usage data mined from the rest of your fleet and updated as the truck in question moved through its service life.
Does it sound like science fiction and perhaps a great way to save money, its a bit of both. But improved knowledge about your assets will make your fleet work better. That’s the promise of IoT of telematics, a future where collecting and analyzing fleet data is more than just a competitive edge – It’s practically compulsory.