Category Archives: Logistics Management

Why a Tracking App can better manage your sales reps on the road

A tracking app can be frowned upon in some situations, especially the workplace, and that’s because it can make your members of staff feel as though they are not trusted. That shouldn’t the case though, and if anything it means you’re able to quickly and easily see where they are so you know whether they’re stuck in traffic, or which shop they’re likely to visit based on their location. It means you don’t have to constantly call them whilst they are driving because this is not safe.

If you trust your employees to do the job to the best of their ability, that’s fine, however, having a tracking app is great for seeing precise information whenever you need it. It’s perfect for sales reps who are frequently on the road, and it’s a simple device which connects to their mobile phone whilst some trackers are fitted to the vehicle.

Tracking Vehicles and Managing Fleets Using GPS Tracking

There have been many advancements in cellular and satellite communication technologies over the last decade. These advancements have allowed the development of GPS tracking devices to progress to a point by which they are now available for use on everyday road vehicles.

Trucks, vans, vehicles, barges and equipment can all be tracked using a GPS tracking device. These devices can provide detailed information on the status of vehicles, as well as employees and inventory. The information relayed by these devices is in real-time. This allows vehicles to be located with greater efficiency than any other previous tracking methods used in the past. This way of tracking is extremely valuable to businesses who want to remain competitive in the logistics industry.

GPS tracking devices can also be used as fleet tracking devices when used on trucks and other logistics vehicles. These work by connecting to a dedicated online fleet management system, allowing businesses to keep track of their vehicles with high efficiency.

Things To Remember When Renting Logistical Vehicles

Many logistical companies opt to rent their vehicles instead of buying them outright. This is especially prominent among smaller businesses that are just starting out, since buying a fleet of transportation trucks is not typically an investment that a business can afford in early on.

There are many advantages to doing this. For one the business will not have to worry about the long term maintenance that logistical vehicles often require. As long as the vehicle is fueled and kept in reasonable condition, that is often all that is required to get the job done. It’s important to remember however that if any damages are incurred upon the vehicle, it will have to be repaired manually or payed for in some way.

Before renting a vehicle, it might be a good idea to research how much it will cost. In some instances, depending on the size of the job, it may very well be the case that it’s more cost effective to just buy the vehicle instead of renting.

Improving School Bus Logistics

Getting the logistics right for school bus travel networks is an important part of effective logistical district planning. Without well planned bus routes, money is often lost on running costs unnecessarily, along with dissatisfaction from those using the buses frequently.

Making route improvements can be done by analyzing and evaluating driver feedback. Using driver feedback and frequent review of routes as changes are needed, increases knowledge of the route so that logistics can be improved, making sure routing costs stay in control.

With every route change comes an opportunity to make enhancements for safer and more efficient routing.  Making route improvements by analyzing and evaluating driver feedback has a large impact on a district’s transportation budget allowing that district to invest back into the transport system, improving it further.

It is a consistent development, progressing as the roads and transport systems change and improve also.