Sooner or later, most entrepreneurs face a task of goods distribution organization. Generally, when such a need arises an entrepreneur starts to look for distribution firms that can ensure a seamless delivery of goods to customers. Apart from this, a delivery service can be used for personal needs while the requirements for such services remain as high as in case of a business delivery. Therefore, delivery companies always have to assume great responsibility.
We singled out 3 main administrative tasks facing delivery companies today:
- Fleet maintenance and security
- Control over fuel consumption
- Settlement of false claims
Fortunately, GPS trackers and our platform’s features help to cope with these tasks.
Task № 1: Protection of goods against theft
Solution: A GPS tracker and the alert feature (see more in Features) can make a security system with notifications. For example, you can set a designated geofence in which a vehicle or cargo can be located. In case a vehicle or cargo was moved from the boundary you will get an immediate alert which can be sent via sms, email or interface.
Task № 2: Fleet fuel management
Solution: With GPS tracker for the OBD2 link connector you will be able to receive fuel level data. The software can record and track fuel consumption, prevent fuel draining and fraud.
There are also other factors taken into account:
- Excessive idling
The data obtained will help the fleet team to avoid excessive fuel consumption in the future.
To get a maximum control over fuel consumption in trucks and prevent fuel fraud we recommend to install additional digital sensors. If needed, information about the remaining level of fuel in the tank can be displayed on the driver’s dashboard.
Task number 3: False claims settlement
Solution: GPS trackers can be connected to digital temperature sensors – an absolute must for those who work in a delivery business with fruits, vegetables and other food supplies.
Let’s take a real situation. For instance, in one’s fleet there were trucks equipped with GPS trackers connected to digital temperature sensors in refrigerated vehicle bodies. Once this transport company faced the following situation: a client made a complaint about the incorrect temperature regime and claimed that all of the fruits were spoiled in a long distance transit.
To get the accurate information, the company’s members analyzed the data received from the GPS tracker on the entire route of cargo delivery to the customer. Then, the transport company together with the client checked all temperature sensors and GPS trackers functioning. The test had shown that all the sensors were functioning well and had an error in measurements of no more than 0.5 degrees Celsius, which is considered an acceptable error and can not affect the goods safety.
The test had also proved that as a temperature regime was maintained correctly during the whole transit, it was in the client’s warehouses where the fruits started to spoil. Thus, the claim was easily thwarted as it was not substantiated.
All screenshots are taken from the “Loccate” program interface. You can try to make any reports and test all the system features in the demo version.