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Increase margins with the 8 variables of fuel efficiency for trucks

By Ulrich Prüfer on Feb 24, 2022 2:22:40 PM

Fuel efficiencyFuel is one of the biggest costs in the logistics industry, therefore it also offers a lot of possibilities to increase margins. Good fuel management is one of the key fleet management skills, as it can save the company 5% to 10% of fuel. If your truck uses 29,9 litres of fuel per 100 km* and drives 120.000 km per year, good fuel management saves you up to €32.400 per year per truck. This means that you save up to €3.240.000 per year if you have a 100 truck fleet. In this blog, we will discuss which variables have an effect on fuel efficiency for trucks, so that you are able to increase your fleet’s margin.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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5 Tips to improve fleet efficiency

By Astrata Europe on Feb 16, 2022 10:36:16 AM

Fleet EfficiencyFleet efficiency is the art of optimising every aspect of your fleet, be it vehicles, trailers, containers, drivers and even office staff. Everybody in the industry is talking about improving fleet efficiency and by doing that increasing its profitability. For you, it might sound like a long term strategy without any clear steps that can help you to achieve the best possible result. That is why, in this new blog, we provide you with the 5 most valuable tips to improve your fleet’s efficiency.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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HGV driving hours: The explanation

By Ulrich Prüfer on Feb 8, 2022 10:49:22 AM

Driving hoursTo protect drivers, and the public from truck drivers that might be driving too long, the HGV driving hours' legislation was brought into place. This process of monitoring driving hours started with paper disks and evolved to the current downloadable digital tachographs and driving cards. Not only has the technology evolved but also the regulations have become even more strict over the past few years.


Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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Which metrics determine fleet efficiency?

By Keith Watson on Feb 2, 2022 11:54:17 AM

fleet efficiencyMany try, but few succeed - nothing is more true when we think about start-ups in the transport and logistics industry. In a market where a lot of companies have adopted identical processes, it is hard to differentiate. The difference between success and failure is usually a matter of efficiency. In our new blog, we will help you to understand what fleet efficiency is and which metrics you should consider when analysing your fleet’s efficiency.


Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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Digitalisation of the transport industry: why and how?

By Lukasz Dabrowski on Jan 28, 2022 11:06:19 AM

 
Screen notebookThe first step was a bar-code scanner but companies are now digitalising their whole process. This enables them to manage their fleet better with less resources. It also offers increased added value to their customers. If you do not want to fall behind the competition, you cannot afford to not digitalise your business. In this new blog, we discuss the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of digitalisation in the transport industry.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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Open telematics: what is it and why should you use it?

By Astrata Europe on Jan 21, 2022 10:06:48 AM

 
Open TelematicsTransport and logistics companies often work with more than one telematics system and with subcontractors that use many more systems. This results in fleet managers not having insight into all their data in one place and have to switch between systems repeatedly. This is frustrating and inefficient. With open telematics, you can integrate all systems into one platform. This enables fleet managers to view all data in one place and reducing workload and increasing productivity.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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How to achieve a full understanding of your workflow management ?

By Astrata Europe on Aug 25, 2021 11:06:01 AM

Workflow management definition

 

Workflow management definition: it is used to optimize the business processes of your organization through automation. This means it can really benefit your company.

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Do you have a driver retention plan?

By Astrata Europe on Aug 2, 2021 1:32:48 PM

Driver Retention-1Due to the lack of drivers in the industry today, it is more important than ever to retain your good drivers. You can achieve this by setting up a driver retention plan, in which attractive working conditions are an important aspect. If you set this up the right way, chances are high that it will also attract drivers from other companies. In this blog, we will discuss why driver retention is so important and what impacts it. Alongside that, we will provide you with 5 quick wins to improve your driver retention.


Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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Fleet efficiency in the cloud

By Astrata Europe on Apr 24, 2020 1:44:21 PM

Fleet efficieny in the cloud

Technology has had a huge impact on the transport and logistics industry over the past decade. Technological innovations have enabled companies to find new ways to optimise their processes, such as identifying cost reductions and workflow improvements. Using route-planning and fleet management software helps to achieve these goals by optimising every aspect of a fleet, from drivers to vehicles, and thereby improving fleet efficiency and profitability.

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What if ...

By Lukasz Dabrowski on Apr 7, 2020 11:33:39 AM

These days the message #stayathome is familiar to everyone. We work from home, watch online concerts, read books and get quality time with children and family. It’s a perfect moment to stop and look at things from a different perspective.

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