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Top 3 Fleet Management Software (FMS) & Tools of 2020

Posted by Oleg Kirov, Monday, 28th September 2020 @ 5:24pm

  • Fleet management is the functionality that is used to coordinate and facilitate transport-related activities. Underground Fleet Management System is a system designed to manage commercial motor vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans, construction vehicles, etc. It is also used to manage private vehicles used for official purposes, including aviation machinery, ships, etc.

    Fleet management involves an array of functions that includes vehicle leasing and financing, regular maintenance of vehicles, licensing and compliance, supply chain management, accident management, and substitution, vehicle telematics, driver monitoring, speed and fuel management, and safety management.

    The risks associated with vehicle investment, improving efficiency, productivity is minimized with the use and implementation of Fleet Management solutions in companies that are into the transportation business, also reducing their overall transportation and staff costs, and also following with government legislation. Such services can be dealt with by either an in-house fleet-management department or an outsourced fleet-management provider. To manage such fleet services there are many fleet management software available in the market which is user-friendly and easy to maintain.

    Fleet management software is a software solution designed to assist users to accomplish a series of tasks related to a fleet of vehicles that are operated by a company, government, or organization. These tasks include all operations from vehicle acquisition through maintenance to disposal.

    A key component in fleet management systems is the fleet tracking software/component. This component is generally GPS-based. The GPS component determines the vehicle location, direction, and speed, other tracking capabilities transmit this information to a fleet management software application. Some of the top fleet tracking software available in the market are:

    WHAT ARE THE BEST FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE?

    1. Geotab
    2. Samsara
    3. GPS Insight

    1. Geotab

    Geotab-Fleet-Management-Software

    » About Geotab:

    Geotab offers a powerful open platform for fleet management. Geotab’s fleet management software, MyGeotab is web-based fleet management software. MyGeotab is made available to all Geotab customers under any feature package: Base, Regulatory, Pro, and ProPlus. MyGeotab enables you to see all your vehicle and driver information in one place and make use of it for quicker, better-informed decisions in your business. Geotab is scalable software; in order to maximize the value of the data, fleet managers can purchase MyGeotab’s Software Development Kit, customize it to meet exact fleet needs. MyGeotab minimizes the complexity of collecting data and transforms it into useful information. Geotab fleet tracking software enables user to customize features for their organization by integrating rules feature that is configured and ready for use with a simple selection. The fleet manager can start by selecting/customizing the rules. Other key features include advanced reporting, driver behavior management, robust engine data reporting, GPS vehicle tracking, route optimization, etc.

    » Geotab Fleet Management Features:

    • Fuel Management
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    • Dispatch Management
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    • Incident Reporting
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    • Inventory Management
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    • Productivity Analysis
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    • Mileage Tracking
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    • Routing
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    • VIN Lookup
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    • Employee Management
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    • GPS Tracking
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    • Inspection Management
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    • Maintenance Management
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    • Motor Pool
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    • Tire Management
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    • Work Order Management

    » Capterra: 3.9/5                                  » G2crowd: 4/5                                     » GetApp: 4/5

    “Geotab gives us a clear picture to better understand cost-saving measures, and make smart decisions based on what our needs are,”
    Dan Black / fleet manager

    2. Samsara

    Samsara-Fleet-Management-Software

    » About Samsara:

    Samsara is a consolidated fleet management system with driver safety and compliance as its main agenda. Samsara fleet management software comprises of real-time telematics solution with GPS tracking, WiFi, and diagnostics. Their fleets are enabled with internet-connected high-definition cameras with computer vision. Samsara’s camera analyzes the road and driver behavior in real-time. The intelligent cameras in Samsara are proven to improve driver safety and lower fleet costs, by sending alert notifications to drivers and actionable insights to managers. Their wireless sensors capture the live and historical temperature, cargo, and equipment monitoring.

    » Starting Price

     $149.00/month (Pricing is based on features and usage)

    » Samsara Fleet Management Features:

    • Fuel Management
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    • Dispatch Management
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    • Incident Reporting
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    • Mileage Tracking
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    • Routing
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    • VIN Lookup
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    • Employee Management
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    • GPS Tracking

    » Capterra: 4.4/5                                  » G2crowd: 4.6/5                                     » GetApp: 4.4/5

    “We used to get a lot of questions from sales agencies, asking us when a truck was going to arrive. Now, we can proactively let them know.”
    Adam Schwebel / VP of Operations, The Schwebel Baking Company

    3. GPS Insight

    GPS Insight-Fleet-Management-Software

    » About GPS Insight:

    GPS Insight software enables to track any type of commercial or government vehicles. GPS Insight fleet software effectively solves the most unique fleet challenges. They provide flexible fleet tracking solutions that are customized to business needs, along with the information needed to reduce costs, reduce risk, and increase revenue. With GPS Insight software, the fleet operating costs are reduced by keeping track of fuel consumption, vehicle maintenance, insurance, etc. It also enables to reduce risks by abolishing unauthorized usage, on the job safety. Enhanced dispatch of real-time locations and status, providing accurate ETS’s and services to customers.

    » Starting Price

     $17.95/month (Includes hardware, software, and installation.)

    » GPS Insight Fleet Management Features:

    • Fuel Management
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    • Dispatch Management
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    • Productivity Analysis
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    • Mileage Tracking
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    • Employee Management
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    • GPS Tracking
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    • Maintenance Management
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    • Motor Pool
    •  
    • Work Order Management

    » Capterra: 4.5/5                                  » G2crowd: 4.5/5                                     » GetApp: 4.5/5

    “The software is easy to use and has a ton of great features. We can keep tabs on our whole fleet, tell how long to their next appointment and get stats on driving habits and vehicle issues. And the landmarks feature is the best part. We can track all the places that they go so we know the best route to send them. We would be 50% less efficient without GPS Insight.”

Benefits - MinLog MineSuite FleetManager

Posted by Oleg Kirov, Monday, 28th September 2020 @ 5:14pm

  • A single version of the truth with MineSuite InfoManager catering for all mining processes including fixed plant.

    Cost effective solution with commercial off-the-shelf hardware.

    Significant reduction in network infrastructure cost due to unique DSF technology.

    Improved efficiency by managing truck payload via the loader payload metering utility.

    New Gold's New Afton Reaches Commercial Production

    Improved equipment utilisation through the lineup and allocation module.

    Improved availability with MineSuite’s Breakdown Tracking Module for managing breakdown workflow.

    A robust mine-to-plan FleetSupervisor solution able to operate without a 24/7 control room operator.

    Improved productivity arising from seamless integration with other MineSuite systems.

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    Underground Fleet Management System

MinLog MineSuite FleetManager

Posted by Oleg Kirov, Monday, 28th September 2020 @ 5:12pm

  • MinLog’s understanding of the activities and processes across mining operations allows us to develop and deploy a fleet management system that helps to improve your operational efficiency, productivity and safety. Implementation is fully scalable to support your operational requirements.

    A truck on a mine site holding material.

    MineSuite FleetManager is a complete fleet management solution suitable for open cut or underground operations operating with a 24/7 staffed control room.

    The system is best suited for a mine-to-plan approach and has been designed to be fully operational even in environments with less than ideal communication coverage. MinLog’s unique Distributed Store and Forward (DSF) technology finds the quickest data route between the equipment and the server and vice versa to ensure robust and timely data transfer.

    Features

    • Onboard field computers and customisable user consoles
      Control room assignments and task list display; pre-start checklists and equipment KPMs for equipment operators and statistics display relevant to equipment type
    • Structured environment
      Set up utilities to model and configure any operation
    • Task scheduling and assignment
      Equipment task and/or assignment management
    • Online map
      Live online mapping to display equipment position and status on a mine map
    • Distributed Store and Forward
      Unique technology for robust data transfer in the absence of wireless network coverage
    • Material movement
      Material movement and quality tracking and certification
    • Payload metering
      Display truck tonnage in loader cab
    • Seamless integration
      MineSuite InfoManager and Underground Fleet Management System

    Your production fleet is fitted with commercial off-the-shelf onboard field computer equipment. This includes a customisable user interface and provides for automated data acquisition from vehicle management systems, payload sensors or any other data source sensors for contextually correct and accurate data recording.

    Operators can access equipment efficiency, performance, utilisation and production statistics relevant to their role. For example, payload statistics can assist loader operators to optimise load mass.

    MineSuite FleetManager includes various reporting and query options. Data from third party systems, including other fleet management systems, can be combined for analysis. Manual data entry and data validation is supported by user credential and authorisation management.

    MineSuite FleetManager ensures the most reliable, cost-effective and fastest mine communication system to support your fleet system and data collection. An optional breakdown tracking module allows workshop and maintenance managers to track and communicate the nature and detail of equipment failures, and unscheduled maintenance with fleet or fixed plant to minimise disruption to production cycles.

    Workers on a mine site with a truck in the background.

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