News Feature | June 17, 2014

Field Service IT News — June 17, 2014

By Amy Taylor, contributing writer

Field Service IT News For VARs —January 14, 2015

In the news, your fleet customers can save with management solutions and GPS tracking software for safety and for asset protection. Also, third-party logistics companies are decreasing in number due to mergers and acquisitions, driving a switch to digital.

Fleet Management Solutions Provide Data That Can Identify Cost Savings

Supply and Demand Chain Executive said that fleet tracking technology can help curb excess fuel costs, by providing business owners and fleet managers the hard data needed to implement real cost-saving changes within their organization. You can explain to your clients that better fleet management can lead to increased productivity both on the road and in the office, simplifying the way field service technicians do their jobs, improving processes, and customer service.

Your Fleet Tracking Customers Can Maintain Safety With GPS Tracking Software

Insurance News Net explains the value of a real-time GPS tracker in maintaining U.S. fleet safety. The emergency features include giving member of a fleet the ability to signal for help with the simple use of a panic button, text message or their installed GPS tracker that notifies the dispatcher. GPS tracking software also offers theft prevention and allows for real-time location tracking to locate a lost or stolen vehicle.

Apps, Portable Gear Available For GPS Tracking To Protect Assets

TechRepublic reports that GPS tracking capabilities allows businesses to monitor assets and personnel in an effort to protect assets. Apps and portable gear are available to implement GPS tracking, including Life360, GPS Tracking Pro, SecurUs eZoom, and Pocketfinder.

Fleet Management Companies Must Adapt To New Technology

PYMNTS reports that the total number of 3PLs (third-party logistics) across the country will shrink over the next few years due to mergers and acquisitions, pressuring the industry to make the switch to digital now and stay ahead of the curve. The logistics dynamic is shifting to include going directly to consumer homes. Both large and small companies can remain major players if they know how to play to their strengths and properly integrate new systems.

Field Service IT Talking Points

Sean Kilcarr wrote an article in Fleet Owner on “Improving Truck Driver Life via Technology.”

Trucking’s Top Three” examines advanced technologies for fleet managers in Fleet Owner.

For more news and insights, visit BSMinfo’s Field Service Tech Center.