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The importance of tracking and fleet management

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Owning and operating vehicles efficiently, no matter the industry, is reliant on information. Having the correct information in a tangible format is imperative to making the right decisions.

“No matter what industry your business operates in, if you use vehicles, then Ctrack can help. During Ctrack’s 30-year history, we have developed cutting edge tracking and fleet management hardware and software solutions. We can also tailor-make analytics to aid with short and long-term decision making,” comments Hein Jordt, Managing Director of Ctrack SA.

A comprehensive fleet management solution ensures that safety and security risks such as dangerous driving, safety, driver fatigue, theft, hijackings and area management can be mitigated.

Improved productivity is guaranteed when business owners know how their vehicles are being used. Efficient fleet management will ensure the avoidance of unnecessary costs incurred by factors such as speeding, accidents, fuel consumption and harsh driving.

“Vehicle control becomes increasingly difficult as the fleet grows and routes change. Ctrack has the right solutions in terms of productivity reports, route deviation details, time adherence insights and more,” added Jordt.

Daily vehicle health checks and odometer or hour readings make it easier to schedule maintenance, remain up to date with vehicle license renewals and keep an eye on their overall condition.

Whether your fleet consists of motorcycles or mining and yellow equipment or whether you operate within airports or the agricultural sector, Ctrack has developed and perfected bespoke tracking and fleet management solutions for a wide variety of industries. Compact, battery-operated tracking devices mean that anything can be tracked, from combine harvesters to small packages.

Ctrack offers a variety of technologies for positive and accurate driver identification. These technologies include Dallas iButton keys and RF ID cards that make it simple to determine which driver was driving what vehicle, in what manner and when. Ctrack also has the ability to link driver’s tags to specific classes of vehicles to ensure that drivers only operate the vehicles they are licensed for. A starter lockout can be installed to prevent the vehicle from being started without the correct authorisation via the driver identification system. The recent rollout of AARTO also means that it is now even more important to accurately identify and manage drivers of vehicles within your fleet.

The Iris camera solution records in all directions of the cabin, making it perfect for driver training and incident management. A breathalyser ensures that the vehicle cannot be started if the driver is over a pre-determined alcohol limit. An on-board weighing system prevents vehicles from being overloaded, and a tip sensor aids in the efficient management of loads. On-board telematics monitor engine parameters such as excessive idling and high rpm, as well as fuel consumption and fuel level.

Working in conjunction and with the ability to monitor a large number of parameters across a large fleet is a variety of software solutions. Assets are always visible via devices such as a cell phone, tablet or computer thanks to bespoke software such as the Ctrack Mobi application and an Internet connection.

Driver Mobi allows drivers to manage themselves via their smartphones. Drivers see their own scores and driver behaviour on journeys. They can also submit their business or private mileage declarations and complete vehicle checks.

Managers looking for a more advanced solution will find that Ctrack Maxx ticks all the right boxes. This powerful server-based fleet monitoring and management tool combine advanced vehicle tracking with a sophisticated fleet analysis package.

With Ctrack solutions you can be sure that your assets will be “Always Visible”

Article sponsored by Ctrack

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