A vehicle fleet dashboard provides you a great overview on your entire fleet of vehicles, including the average age, upcoming servicing, past vehicular issues, mileage, utilization and other metrics. This provides the business with a good idea about the state of the vehicle fleet, allowing decisions to be made on whether to upgrade the fleet and inform on future decisions about the different type of vehicles, fleet size and preventive maintenance required. This helps to keep the vehicle fleet to function optimally so that disruptions to operations are kept at a minimum.
With a larger fleet, having a vehicle fleet dashboard is increasingly important. It allows you to keep track of all your fleets at any point in time. This allows you to do better planning in terms of operations, maintenance and renewal.
For example, a vehicle may have a history of engine issues which has been repaired multiple times but the problem continues to persist. Looking into the servicing records shows that a particular vehicle has a higher than average servicing cost per average annual mileage. Having insights into this type of data provides better decision making as to whether the vehicle should be entirely replaced as a more cost effective option.
This can help bring significant savings to an organization, especially when they have a large vehicle fleet. More importantly, the reduction of downtime can lead to better and more effective planning for operations.
Average Annual Mileage - Provides an insight into the overall utilization of a vehicle
Age - Tells us how old the vehicle has been in service
Average Annual Servicing Cost - Provides the average annual cost of servicing the particular vehicle.
Serviceability Index - Could provide an index from 1-5 based on relative occurrence of issue based on components breakdown.
Next Scheduled Maintenance - Provide a forecast on the next scheduled maintenance for each vehicle.
Total Servicing Cost - Total servicing cost of each vehicle incurred since brought onto the fleet.
Fuel Efficiency - Shows the efficiency of each vehicle based on the total fuel cost and mileage driven.
The ability to connect the vehicle utilization data together with other data such as operations metrics like average logistics delivery and driver information can provide us insights into the efficiency of the logistics. We can link these insights to driver feedback and improvement programmes. Given the relative ease of obtaining such data, it would be essential to have a system which keeps proper records of such information that would provide such valuable insights.
We can also view vehicle fleet information together overall financial figures, which could allow us to see if there's any correlation between fleet size and revenue and whether we have reached a point of diminishing returns. This could call for optimization of the fleet size or to reconsider the type of vehicles in the fleet to achieve the same outcomes. For example, a larger proportion of fleet may be smaller vehicles to support multiple trip deliveries with smaller packages which does not require large holding capacity.