The Importance of a Fleet Management Solution During Winter
Many parts of North America experience winters which can cause chaos to everyday lives of people. City, and State agencies must work overtime in many cases to ensure that the its citizens can go about their activities unhindered. This is no easy task as managing a fleet is inherently challenging and the addition of ice, snow, and frigid temperatures heightens the chances of things going badly.
The Challenges of Winter Fleet Management
Having real-time updates on road conditions, and job progress is crucial. The decision making process has to be instant, and responsive to the circumstances and weather. Traffic collisions are common during these times and being able to respond to such incidents can be a real challenge. Maintenance during winter is very important, and cold weather will often bring issues with equipment to the forefront. Bad tires, batteries, radiators and everything in between will be exposed by the harsh conditions of winter, and the last thing you need is a driver stuck on the side of the road with job orders continuing to pile up.
A Solution for Operations
LiGO® offers a number of different solutions to problems that arise from the harsh conditions of winter time, and the need for speedy responses, and constant oversight. Real-Time tracking is one feature of LiGO® which could regularly save managers time and money by allowing them to constantly be aware of exactly where their fleets are, and what they’re doing. Knowing for example, where your snow plow is and whether the plow arm is down or not, knowing how long the plow has been working, or being able to give answers to questions about how long until the next snow plow completes its job are all key.
Additionally depending on the device selected a series of engine data can be captured or other onboard sensor data can be captured as well, such as PTO usage, sweeping, plowing, spreading, spraying, temperature, etc.
LiGO® has numerous integration capabilities which we’ve explored in previous blogs. This will allow operations to collect, prepare, and expose key data in other business systems you use every day, like work orders. You’ll have the ability to know where jobs are, their level of urgency, and closest crew. Alerts and notifications can be sent with details about jobs which is key for many of our fleet customers.
With LiGO® your operations will be much better equipped to deal with the harsh conditions of winter and the tools to manage operations.