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as supporting better decisions when
inevitable problems arise (e.g. broken
down vehicles, last minute cancellations
and impending weather conditions).
This helps increase the level of precision throughout the entire process.
One technology created by fleet
management software provider GreenRoad helps feed MWFM solutions
with the details, even going providing
interactive tools to institute critical
changes. Through cognitive analytics,
its technology uses data to identify poor
quality roads and routes, before logging
this information and relaying it to both
fleet managers and drivers in real-time.
Empowered by these alerts, drivers are
able to proactively avoid certain areas
while managers can ensure that certain
inefficient routes are avoided in the
future. Geofencing can be augmented
with such details to aid future decisions
by blocking off unacceptable routes and/
or initiating notifications to the driver

to alert them to now know things to
avoid. Overall, this capability reduces
the number of accidents and helps keep
track of driver behavior and vehicle
performance while enhancing the data
available to MWFM systems to increase
the precision to support quick and accurate decisions.
Changing the Rules
As mobile workforce management
solutions come to increasingly define
the future of fleet management, they
will continue to have major impacts on
a variety of factors affecting the bottom
line. As discussed, the enhanced connectivity of the world through mobility
has created a unique communications
link between a truck's mileage and its
owner; between the status of a delivery
or maintenance request and the customer; between a driver and the adverse
road conditions up ahead. These and
many other inputs are now available for

real-time consideration when applying
the intended business strategy to strive
toward its goals.
The unprecedented intuitiveness
that such technology offers has completely changed the ways fleets are able
to manage their own resources, from
equipment to personnel. The tried and
true lessons that early drivers lived by
still apply - there is no denying that
cleaning an air filter and keeping constant tabs on tire pressure are going to
improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.
But now all of this information can be
monitored in real-time, catalogued
and reported to relevant parties. Quite
simply, this increased access to reliable
information optimizes fleet performance: it ensures that all fleet vehicles
are reducing their fuel consumption as
much as possible and that all drivers are
taking the safest, most efficient routes
while the business goals are being addressed. It opens the range of potential
business benefits, allowing previously
inaccessible details to be used to deliver
incremental benefits. This unprecedented transparency is changing the game,
providing another set of tools to access
these previously inaccessible benefits.
All in all, when you embark on a
journey toward saving fuel and travel
costs, the opportunity is in fact much
broader in the range of potential improvements. With the mobile workforce management solutions of today,
the problem is not an isolated one. It is
addressable in the broader context of
your entire fleet strategy. Reduce travel, save fuel, while also increasing resource utilization, customer satisfaction, regulatory commitment - that's
the overall promise of today's mobile
workforce management solutions.
Steven Smith is vice president, strategic industries, at ClickSoftware. For more information, visit www.clicksoftware.com.
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