Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Optimising vehicle fleet profitability and security

The increasing demand for vehicle fleet management and telematics systems shows no sign of abating, as distribution fleet managers continue to juggle rising congestion and greater downward pressure from environmental legislation as well as spiralling taxation and fuel costs.

Distribution fleet managers recognise that they must invest in sophisticated management software and in-cab hardware if they are to optimise the profitability, security and agility of their goods vehicle operations.

The latest telematics and information systems continue to drive greater efficiency into this vital but most burdened area of the supply chain. A number of vehicle fleet management/telematics systems suppliers companies that are established fixtures at Logistics Link exhibitions including AAC, CFC Solutions, Fargo Systems, Mandata and Road Tech Computer Systems will be on hand to discuss the most up-to-date solutions available.

These have also been joined by new exhibitors Chevin Fleet Solutions, which supplies fleet management software, and MapMechanics, supplier of routeing and scheduling software.

MapMechanics is highlighting its third version of routeing and scheduling system TruckStops at the exhibition. Working interactively, this latest version enables users to transfer whole groups of call points directly from one route to another and see instant results. Also, MapMechanics has worked with specialist Working Time Directive consultants and existing customers to ensure it fully reflects the practical impact of the new legislation on companies’ daily activities.

Chevin’s systems include the Internet-based Fleetwave and the Windows-based software RoadBASE.