Presenting huge opportunities for business growth and advancement across industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been taking the modern business world by storm, of late. Fleet management business is no exception; it is being offered myriad possibilities and endless developments to achieve business success and win customer satisfaction by using this modern technology. Delivery-based business organizations today are realizing the need for embracing IoT technologies not only for financial and administrative success but also for gaining significant advantage over tough competition.
Strategy Analytics predicts continued strong growth in demand for location services as the importance of location intelligence is realized across multiple industries and use-cases: including automotive, transport and logistics, mobility, and asset management.
“Location Platform Benchmark Report: 2020,” identifies demand drivers for location services across these key sectors. Furthermore, in Strategy Analytics’ annual benchmark of global location companies, Google, HERE, Mapbox, and TomTom, HERE demonstrates leadership and strong capability across most attributes, followed closely by Google, then TomTom, and then Mapbox.
Whether by land, air or sea, transportation and logistics are the pivotal elements for the businesses to attain profitable outcomes. In this developing world, where access to the real-time data is critical, IoT is playing a curated role in optimizing the critical logistics and transportation operations. Today, this advent of IoT along with the developing mobile technologies is connecting all devices across a centralized cloud network. It is helping to capture, and share the mission-critical data, allowing gaining real-time visibility of the logistics and transportation operations.
IoT can provide actionable insights about the Enterprise Asset Intelligence, aiding the transportation and logistics industry to expand in following aspects:
Transportation, the industry that deals with the movement of commodities and passengers from one place to another, has gone through several studies, researches, trials, and refinements to reach where it is now. One of the major milestones in the history of transportation was the steamboat in the year 1787. Prior to this, people relied on animal-drawn carts for their commute. Thereafter, major breakthroughs that led to the growth of the transportation industry were the invention of bicycles (early 19th century), motor cars (in the 1890s), trains (19th century), and aircrafts (1903). Today, the transportation sector has evolved to a level where vehicles can navigate and move without any human assistance. Technological advancements have helped the transportation sector progress in its journey of innovation and evolution. One such new-age technology that has contributed to the sector is AI. Leveraging AI in transportation helps the sector increase passenger safety, reduce traffic congestion and accidents, lessen carbon emissions, and also minimize the overall financial expenses.
Simple tyre maintenance tips
Covid-19 and the resulted lockdown kept most of the trucks out of roads and travel. S.S. Gusain of Bridgestone India talks about simple maintenance tips to keep tyres in good condition even during the lockdown.
The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted most of the non-essential travel putting brakes on almost all forms of vehicular movements. The most impacted was the commercial traffic, till the time movement restrictions were removed. Covid-19 has become a major challenge for commercial vehicle owners.
Most of the tips related to tyre care can be undertaken with a proper visual check. So it is advisable that fleets perform these essential checks at regular intervals to make sure that the tyre remains in a good condition and free of any damages even when the vehicle is parked.
Why during lockdown?
This is more so important for fleet operators, who may have reduced their fleet movement as a result of the current situation and now have vehicles that have not been on the road for an extended period of time.
Tyre maintenance becomes even more essential in this situation. The tyre care principles remain constant whether your vehicle has been in use or has been parked, however, they become an even more essential checkpoint if the vehicle remains parked for 2 weeks or longer. Following these principles can not only extend tyre life but also add to the fleet’s bottom line by reducing the need for replacements. Tyres in optimum conditions also add to the fuel efficiency of vehicles and as such tyre maintenance is as critical as mechanical maintenance.
Here are a few Simple tyre maintenance tips that will keep your tyres in good condition: