Mobili saved 37700 USD for their customer by introducing Dashboards in GpsGate Server
Thanks to Dashboards and Events, excessive idling was reduced to half. Hardware and software performance was monitored in a better way.
Description of business problem
A container logistic company discovered that the majority of the prime mover maintenance costs and fuel usages were much higher than expected for the distances travelled. After investigation, the main reason was found to be excessive idling with the engine on during long waiting times of loading and unloading in the port and at the customer sites. The same pattern was found during meal break times, so that drivers could have the air conditioner running. The daily idling period, 3-5 hours per vehicle, resulted in
- A huge extra maintenance cost
- Extra fuel usage
- Non-performance profit during the extra servicing time spent in the workshop
This was a huge loss to the company every year but with no analytical data available they could not take action to remedy the problem.
Solution that was provided
The company decided to install GpsGate for tracking and monitoring fuel consumption. The operation team works 24/7 and they can now see the excessive idling time of each prime mover, with the help of Event Rules and Dashboards. There’s an immediate alarm for idling more than 30 minutes which generates emails, sound notifications and updated dashboards.
One dashboard shows the current number of alarms. Another one shows accumulated alarm events. With this configuration it is easy for officials on duty to get an overview of their fleet.
“Operators were now empowered to inspire the drivers to reduce idling time to a half in just two months”, says Mr Sean, Director. Mobili could now meet with their drivers and use the data from GpsGate Server to promote a more fuel conscious approach. This data was also used as part of their “Driver KPI Assessments”.
Another significant benefit the company discovered, was that they could easily monitor the system hardware and software performance, by adding dashboards for “power-cut” and “offline-devices”. This way Mobili developed a more transparent system, where problems can now be identified and solved early on, saving money and winning trust. The savings were estimated to USD 37700 yearly for a 44 truck-fleet.
The solution was achieved by Teltonika devices with Fuel sensors as well as Dashboards, Event rules and Event Reports; all features found in GpsGate Server.
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