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Workforce Management

Winter 2017

Up to Speed

THE
front

Mobile workforce management solutions can help minimize fleet travel time and
fuel costs.
- By Steven Smith

While the interconnectivity of
people, goods and services - powered
by increased mobility - has ushered
transportation and logistics into the
21st century, there remains the need to
operationalize the new, readily available data. With more than 15 million
commercial vehicles on the road today,
and improved adherence to customer
commitment, the increased use of operational data yields a number of benefits
including reduced fuel costs, minimized
travel time and improved compliance
with safety mandates.
Managers of commercial fleets are
acutely aware that reducing fuel consumption involves strategies such as

regular vehicle service, training drivers
to avoid fuel-wasting behaviors and so
forth. In recent years, many commercial
fleets have begun embracing mobile
workforce management solutions
(MWFM) to achieve better visibility of
workforce location and increase responsiveness to urgent customer calls and
more. The result has been a 20 percent
reduction in travel time that improves
the bottom line while also leading to
improved customer satisfaction, better
resource utilization and responsiveness
to changes in priorities.
Let's discuss how fleets can effectively
manage their resources and personnel,
whether it's a utility, communications,

or home services fleet focused on end
consumers or oilfield services, construction, or capital equipment operation
with an asset centric mindset.
Burning Less Gas
For years, fleet managers have been
tuned into the benefits of ensuring vehicle engines are properly serviced with
tires replaced/pressurized to deliver
efficiencies. Studies conducted by the
United States Department of Energy
noted that doing something as simple as
replacing an air filter can improve gas
mileage by as much as 10 percent, not
to mention extend engine life. Also neglected is an area that has high potential

// Mobile workforce management solutions
keep drivers and fleet managers connected to
each other at all times.
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