Navman Wireless North America announced an upgrade to its OnlineAVL2 vehicle-tracking and logistics system that aids managers of larger service fleets in cutting costs and increasing productivity. The company says the software now offers Executive Summary reports that consolidate key performance indicators for multiple vehicle groups and/or an entire fleet on a single screen, enabling fleet managers and executive-level personnel to quickly identify opportunities for improvement.
The company says the new report provides total hours, total travel time, total distance, stop time, total hour idle and total number of idles for groups of vehicles (i.e. sales and service, distribution, delivery) or the overall fleet for any timeframe specified by the user (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.), as well as averages for each metric across all fleets; this yields a snapshot of overall operations, as well as performance differences among vehicle groups.
According to Navman Wireless, the data can be used to monitor idle times to support fuel-reduction initiatives, pinpoint productivity problems caused by excessive stops, guide mileage policy changes based on distances driven, and impose other cost, fuel and vehicle usage controls; reports can be configured to run automatically on a designated schedule and e-mailed to specific users.
OnlineAVL2’s new Executive Summary reporting feature is included with new product purchases at no extra charge and provided as a free upgrade to current customers, either on request or during the next scheduled automatic software update.
“Uncovering the inefficiencies in a larger fleet can be difficult if you only have operations reports presented by vehicle,” says Renaat Ver Eecke, vice president of Navman Wireless North America. “Managers need to see the data from both the bottom up and the top down. Many vehicle-tracking systems lack that ability. Our new Executive Summary report makes it possible to see the worst-performing vehicles or groups of vehicles in even the biggest fleets at a glance. It’s an essential tool if you have a lot of vehicles on the road.”