3 ways Traka makes your facility’s fleet management easy /Other/Trakacom/Images/Sectors/Manufacturing%20and%20Distribution/iStock_10092536_XLARGE.jpg Fleet Management Solutions for Logistics & Distribution In the logistics and distribution industry, overseeing fleet management can be far from easy. When you have thousands of drivers and vehicles that transport goods, you’re bound to lose precious minutes due to misplaced keys or vehicles—and those add up to millions annually. How do you get back your lost time and maintain full visibility over your entire fleet of vehicles? Read on to learn how Traka’s fleet management solutions and integrations help you accomplish local, regional and global results. Local Benefits of Traka’s Fleet Management Shipping quickly and efficiently is the bread and butter of the logistics and distribution industry. It goes without saying, then, that access to a warehouse’s vehicles and inventory should be properly safeguarded to prevent the loss or damage of either. One clear way to avoid this is by ensuring that access is limited to only the staff with correct login credentials, but how do you make that process as streamlined as possible? Here’s where Traka’s iFob comes in. Our iFob can be programmed to act as an electronic key for your vehicles by integrating with powerful software each time it’s received from Traka’s intelligent key cabinet. The system then determines whether or not a user is permitted to access that key. If a vehicle is faulty, an authorised user can notify the management of it when putting their key back into the cabinet. Traka’s system will prevent others from accessing the vehicle until a repair is carried out, protecting the rest of your staff from using defective vehicles. This also makes your vehicles last longer. In short, the results of a Traka fleet management solution include: Controlled access to your warehouse and vehicles Minutes saved from knowing where to get your keys at any time 24/7 audit trail tracking key use for complete visibility over operations Safer work environment and longer life of vehicles Let’s think beyond the local benefits for a moment, though. What are the regional benefits of a Traka system? At the regional level, your local benefits are amplified due to Traka’s administrative control. All key tracking information and permissions are stored in each Traka key cabinet, which allows administrators to see who has which key and when they received it. Changing access permissions takes just seconds, and has a near-instant effect across all your Traka key cabinets, making employee turnover less stressful. With Traka, your solution can track: Location of each vehicle and distance logging Mileage, fuel levels and scheduled vehicle maintenance Status of each vehicle in a large vehicle fleet And it can do it all in a streamlined system managing all your facilities and warehouses. Global Benefits of Traka’s Fleet Management Now look at all these benefits globally. By having complete visibility over your operations—even across hundreds of miles—the overwhelming task of managing a large fleet is largely automated for you. This makes scaling your business easier because you can easily replicate this system in different locations. At Traka, we grow with you. With our central reporting, you can say with confidence how much mileage your company uses on average each year. You can decrease the wear and tear on your vehicles by scheduling enforced maintenance alerts while increasing accountability for all employees with audit trails for each vehicle. As we mentioned before: a few minutes saved for each driver by finding their key in the same place each morning can translate across thousands of drivers, saving a company millions of dollars annually. And these are just our solutions for fleet management!