Fleet Logistics is launching a new fleet manager portal in response to demand from international fleet clients that will give fleet operators a better insight into and greater control of the operation of their vehicle fleets.
The new portal goes live with selected clients in April, following test running this month and, dependent on the level of feedback and changes necessary, there will be a complete roll-out later in the year across Fleet Logistics’ complete client base which covers some 80,000 vehicles across Europe.
The new fleet manager portal provides fleet operators with a comprehensive picture of their fleet operation, regardless of the number of countries being operated in.
The portal comprises four main elements. The first is an extensive suite of operational and strategic online and real time reports giving complete transparency into every aspect of the fleet, including TCO, carbon foot print, makes and models of all vehicles, third party suppliers including leasing companies, and many more.
The second element of the fleet manager portal are reporting ‘cubes’ to be able to interrogate and analyse the fleet through two distinct data channels, the first looking at the total operating cost of all elements of the fleet, and the other at the composition of the fleet by make and model of all vehicles.
The third element of the portal is a search feature which allows the fleet manager to search for detailed fleet data, such as details of a driver, a contract or a vehicle.
If requested, the search feature also allows the fleet manager to access and modify records for drivers by, for example, inputting details for new starters or updating employee levels and cost centres; in fact, to update any information for which the fleet manager is the source.
The fourth and final element of the new portal consists of an exception reporting facility which creates alerts to show when certain events have occurred that may need a reaction by the fleet operator.
Thomas Emmert, chief operating officer at Fleet Logistics commented: “We have responded to demand from our fleet clients for this new, highly sophisticated portal, which provides the fleet manager with far greater control and insight into the fleet than before.
“We fully expect to add further features, enhancements and reports to the portal based on the feedback we receive from the first wave of fleet users. These will be drawn from those international fleet operators who identified the greatest need for this kind of new functionality in helping with the management of their fleets,” he said.