A fleet management system is a combination of SaaS and vehicle-based technology that helps boost overall fleet efficiency, compliance, and visibility. It’s a digital platform for monitoring and supervising fleet vehicles and technicians.
A fleet management system consists of these components:
- Software. Fleet management software enables you to create and share reports, develop shipping schedules, and communicate with drivers.
- Telematics. Combined GPS and on-board diagnostic sensors record vehicle locations, speeds, and other advanced metrics (e.g., tailgating, braking, and turns).
- Parts management and warranty tracking. This functionality automates the tracking of replacement parts and warranties. With a streamlined inventory management process, supervising hundreds or thousands of vehicles becomes simpler.
- Security systems. On-board security devices installed in vehicles enable you to centralize vehicle control and security management. This function is helpful for reducing speeds of stolen vehicles, for example.