May 9, 2011
by Fleet Management staff
Garmin portable navigation devices (PNDs) are a key part of today’s most useful, versatile and cost-efficient fleet monitoring solutions. Working with over 50 authorized Fleet Management Interface (FMI) partners, Garmin PNDs provide the interactive navigation link that’s been missing in fleet management systems. The Garmin PNDs double as navigators and mobile data terminals in the vehicle, while the “black box” data transponder unit provides seamless connectivity to the monitoring centre via a wireless mobile data network. Drivers now have a “screen” in their vehicle for real-time navigation, messaging, and job dispatch capabilities to help them be more efficient.
The most important question a fleet owner or dispatcher should ask themselves is: “If I could ride with each of my drivers every day, would productivity increase?” The best mobile research management solutions on the market today help you understand where, when, why, and how your drivers interact with their daily work load. The proper utilization of your fleet resources will allow you to do more with less.
Chad Sallman, Business Development Manager, Fleet Management and OEM