What is a Fleet Dashboard

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What is the Fleet Dashboard?

In Azuga, the fleet dashboard is where users can access all of the data and information that the software compiles about their fleet. The fleet dashboard provides managers with an overview of current and past fleet performance. 

With its intuitive GUI, Azuga’s fleet dashboard lets managers analyze their fleets quickly and efficiently. Users can click on any data point to get more information including detailed reports. Vehicles can be analyzed individually or in groups.  

Azuga’s fleet dashboard also provides asset tracking. Users can monitor their assets from the same page they view their fleet on.  

Users can customize their fleet dashboard in a variety of ways, as it is made up of different tiles. Each tile provides information on a different aspect of the fleet, such as billing cycle, location, and vehicle health. The tiles can be arranged in any formation on the main fleet dashboard page.

The fleet dashboard has a minimalistic toolbar and a bird’s eye view map to monitor fleet vehicle location. The map includes weather and traffic data and refreshes twice per minute. 

The fleet dashboard is the main command centre where fleet managers can view and analyze information about their drivers with real-time alerts.  

ROI 

Under the ROI section of the Azuga fleet dashboard, users can review a breakdown of information related to each of their vehicles or groups of vehicles. Managers can select custom date ranges to analyze their fleet vehicles over a specific period of time. 

The ROI section provides data on vehicle drive time, distance traveled, and idle time. It also shows how many incidents of speeding, hard braking, and acceleration occurred in the selected period. 

This data can be used by fleet managers to identify drivers who exhibit dangerous driving habits or idle excessively on the job in order to coach and train them better. 

In addition, drivers are assigned a “driver score” by Azuga based on their driving habits. This score is displayed in the ROI section of the Azuga fleet dashboard. 

Positive driver scores can be utilized to reward drivers who are consistently driving safely. Rewarding good driving behavior helps fleets retain their top performers

The ROI section presents information regarding fuel use and efficiency. Fleet managers can access data on their vehicles’ fuel cost, fuel consumption, operating cost, and even carbon footprint from the ROI section of the fleet dashboard. 

There is even a handy calculator included in the ROI section that estimates how much your fleet would save by reducing the number of hours your vehicles run their engines. 

Reports Accessible from the Fleet Dashboard 

From the fleet dashboard, users also have access to Azguga’s wide array of detailed reports. These reports provide key insights into fleet operations. They can be used by fleet managers to assess the current and past performance of their fleets. 

With Azuga you can pinpoint past locations of your fleet vehicles on a specific date at a specific time. 

When you work with Azuga you get unparalleled service. If you need reporting on something not covered by the existing categories, Azuga will create a custom report for you. 

Here are some of the reports Azuga automatically provides. 

Time Card

Drivers can provide payroll and shift information through the Azuga FleetMobile app. This information can be accessed via the Azuga dashboard. The software allows for shift reports to be exported for additional analysis. 

Speeding Alert 

With Azuga, fleet managers can identify when and where vehicles drive over the speed limit based on posted speed limits. Managers can set custom Speeding Alert settings and receive real-time notifications. 

Geofencing 

Azuga provides information on when fleet vehicles enter or exit a geofenced area and for how long they remain there. Fleet managers can set custom geofenced areas. 

Track Stops  

Fleet managers can see where and when stops were made by drivers and if stops occurred near a known landmark. Stop tracking makes it easy to identify unauthorized stops. 

Centralized Alerts

Azuga’s fleet dashboard provides all fleet-wide alerts in one place. This helps fleet managers stay on top of issues as they arise. 

Diagnostics

With Azuga, fleet managers have insight into the number of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) being reported by each of their fleet vehicles. Managers can also view additional details about the DTC codes that vehicles report. 

State Mileage

Azuga helps fleets stay on top of compliance requirements. The software tracks how many miles each vehicle has been driven in varying states.

Breadcrumb

Breadcrumb reports allow managers to analyze each fleet vehicle’s individual route and events on a point by point basis. 

Monitor Idling

Azuga generates detailed fleet-wide reports on idling. Managers can access information on the duration and location of idling incidents and if they happened near a known landmark. 

Driver History

Azuga generates driver history reports, as well. Fleet managers can analyze vehicle-to-driver associations, such as how many miles have been driven on each vehicle by each driver. 

Easily Generate and Send Reports 

Azuga has a great feature that lets users schedule reports for generation and delivery.

Conclusion

If you want to take full advantage of the power of Azuga, understanding the fleet dashboard is a good place to start. 

If you’re a fleet manager, you’ll open the fleet dashboard again and again to get a look at statistics and details about your drivers and vehicles.


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Fleet Dispatching

If you manage a fleet, you probably already understand the delicate dance that is fleet dispatching. If not, you may not realize just how crucial this process is to the success of any fleet-based business. 

What Is Fleet Dispatching?

Simply put, fleet dispatching is the process by which commercial fleet drivers are sent out into the field to make deliveries, service customers, and handle other business-related tasks. But it involves so much more than simply telling drivers, “you go there.” Good fleet dispatching may also involve considerations for traffic conditions, road hazards, driver skill sets, customer preferences, and onboard equipment. When done correctly, it’s a skillful juggling act that helps a business reach its daily goals. When poorly handled, it can be a disaster for all concerned.

What Is a Fleet Dispatcher?

A fleet dispatcher is a person in charge of scheduling and arranging dispatch for a commercial fleet. Small fleets may have a single dispatcher to manage all calls, while larger enterprise fleets may employ an entire team. 

A fleet dispatcher must clearly understand schedules and routes, job proficiencies, fuel management, fleet maintenance, and regulations related to hours of service and other fleet compliance issues. A good fleet dispatcher knows the drivers in the fleet well and can anticipate their scheduling needs and which jobs they are most suited to handle. Fleet dispatchers must be masters of communication and have elite organizational skills.

Fleet Dispatch Software from Azuga

Fleet dispatching is as much an art as a science, and it can be overwhelming at times. The best way to support the fleet dispatchers on your team is to give them tools and technology that make the job easier. Fortunately, Azuga offers the answers to all of your fleet dispatching conundrums

Our GPS Fleet Tracking software can keep track of all the vehicles in your fleet along with large equipment and other assets. Dispatchers can use this information to see which vehicles are nearby when a job pops up. What’s more, we offer top-notch route optimization tools to help guide drivers around road construction, accidents, and other hazards that might prevent them from getting to their destination on time. We can even help you schedule routine maintenance, promote road safety, and automatically deliver dispatch notifications to drivers in the field. 

Learn about all the ways Azuga Fleet can help your commercial fleet stay productive and efficient while simplifying maintenance schedules and creating a culture of safety on the road. Schedule an Azuga demo today!

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Last Mile Delivery

Last mile delivery is the step in delivery when something moves from a transportation hub to its final destination, such as a residence or a retail store. This step must be as quick and efficient as possible to ensure that customers are satisfied, and products move as much as possible. What is last mile delivery, and how can businesses perfect it? 

Steps of Last Mile Delivery

There are five steps to last mile delivery to go through to ensure it is accurate and efficient. 

  1. Enter orders into a centralized system
    You've been tracking the order all along. At this point, the customer is most likely also tracking it through a tracking number. It’s essential that you track the order to know precisely where it is if they have any questions along the way. 
  1. Orders arrive at the transportation hub. 
    Last mile delivery begins at this step. From here, the business must ensure that the order gets to the customer as quickly and efficiently as possible. 
  1. Designate delivery personnel. 
    Designate delivery personnel to deliver the parcel using a last-mile logistics solution. 
  1. Load orders onto delivery vehicles. 
    Scan each item before loading them onto the delivery vehicles. This is an important part of tracking as it updates the sender and the recipient as to the order's status. You don’t want anything to get lost along the way. 
  1. The order reaches the recipient. 
    Once the order reaches the customer, the last mile delivery process is complete. Be sure to update the tracking information to indicate the item has been delivered. 

Last Mile Delivery Challenges

Big-name companies like Amazon and Walmart are replacing last mile delivery with middle mile delivery. With middle mile delivery, the company owns the fulfillment, so the delivery process goes from the port to the fulfillment center. The problem with last mile delivery is that it is expensive: it can account for 53% of a shipment’s total costs. Supply chain inefficiencies are increasing as need grows, and so costs are only going up. It’s vital to optimize last mile delivery if you want to use it for your business. 

How to Optimize Last Mile Delivery

Technology is the answer to optimizing last mile delivery. Route planning software, for example, can minimize delivery costs and cut the time that it takes to deliver. Auto dispatching also helps to cut down on mistakes and time. Finally, gathering data and getting detailed reports can help identify problems in your operations and tell you how to improve upon your weaknesses. Fleet management software like Azuga offers all of these features and more to help optimize your last mile delivery options. 

Conclusion

Last mile delivery is still the standard way smaller businesses do their deliveries, and Azuga makes it possible to keep last mile delivery, even while competing with big retailers. Find out more about Azuga by reading our blog or visiting our website.

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Last Mile Carrier

Last mile carriers are the shipping companies that carry out last mile deliveries. Examples of last mile carriers include UPS, FedEx, USPS, and regional carriers. Last mile delivery is the step in delivery when something moves from a transportation hub to its final destination, which may be a residence or a retail store. Last mile carriers offer many benefits, which we will outline below. 

Tracking

Many last mile carriers allow customers to track their package on a map or see how many stops away it is. Other providers give customers a very specific estimated arrival time. Previously, it could only be estimated within windows of several hours, so this is an impressive and essential feat for customer service. 

Ability to Communicate with the Driver

If anything is needed when delivery drivers are on the road, it used to be impossible to get in touch with them. Now, apps allow customers to communicate directly with their drivers to update them on any changes that come up during the delivery window. 

SMS Updates

One benefit of tracking drivers is sending SMS updates if a package is ever delayed, and even update customers on when it arrives so they can plan their day accordingly. They no longer need to worry about expensive packages being lost or stolen, since they can pick them up right away. It’s ideal for keeping customers updated and satisfied. 

Delivery Ratings

Customers can rate how their deliveries went and leave feedback that delivery companies can use to improve their methods and improve customer service even further. Customers appreciate their voices being heard, and companies need to hear how their employees are doing. 

Conclusion

Last mile carriers are an integral part of the last mile delivery system. Last mile fleets must have the technology to track delivery drivers and update customers with necessary information. Azuga offers this technology and more to help streamline operations and keep everything running smoothly with the entire last mile delivery process. Find out more on our website.

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