We have reached an age where you can do just about anything from a mobile device that you can do from a computer. The smartphone and tablet landscape has grown to encompass a vast array of personal, as well as business functions. Why should Fleet Management be any different? Take advantage of these new advances in mobile technology to make your job easier and your vehicles run more efficiently.
Online Software Connectivity
Unlike traditional "downloadable" products, online fleet software allows you to connect to your information from any internet-connected device; including your smartphone or tablet. This access can come in the form of an app or might simply be available as a mobile version through your browser.
If you have a few seconds while your vehicle is refueling (which you do, don't lie), then you have ample time to log your fuel purchase via your smartphone. Once you get into a routine, this is second nature. This saves you from having to dig through receipts or statements at the end of the month. With intelligent software, you can also instantly see calculations for average fuel economy between fill-ups and overall cost/mile for vehicle operation.
Chances are, you are already checking email regularly on your phone or tablet. Why not use the convenience of email to keep up with maintenance on your vehicle or fleet of vehicles? With automated service and renewal reminders, you can receive timely emails that will alert you for due soon, due, and overdue actions. Then you can link directly to your fleet software and update records. Because very few things sting like a repair bill for an avoidable breakdown.
The glovebox has historically been your catch all for insurance documentation, service receipts and driver information. With online document storage, maintenance history and license details, you can clean that sucker out and use it to house useful items (gloves maybe?). This especially comes in handy if you are operating a DOT regulated vehicle and must have inspection records handy in additon to these other documents. With online storage, you can access important information whenever you need it.