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Fleet Management Analytics – Make Data-Driven Decisions

Fleet Management Analytics – Make Data-Driven Decisions

Modern technology offers immense potential for fleet management analytics and data-driven decision-making. The more you utilise data and set benchmarks for the future, the more confident you become about your decisions.However, it can be difficult to navigate all the information and not drown in the numerous platforms used by the company. In fact, 46% of fleets use over 10 apps to manage operations, and 48% of fleet managers emphasise that the most helpful technology solution for them would be a single platform that provides all necessary information.
How Remeo promotes sustainable driving and optimises operations with Mapon

How Remeo promotes sustainable driving and optimises operations with Mapon

Advanced fleet management is not just about collecting fleet data – it’s about optimising your company’s resources and respecting the environment at the same time. Mapon provides plenty of data to help you make smart decisions, whether it’s about fleet utilisation, maintenance, or sustainable driving. Our client Remeo, a waste management company and circular economy promoter, uses Mapon solutions for data-driven optimisation of operations and the development of eco-friendly driving practices. So let’s sit down with Remeo’s representatives to discuss how advanced fleet management supports their vision of reducing environmental impact and optimising operations. Real-time fleet data supports fact-based decision making The Mapon platform acts as the right hand of Remeo’s foremen. In their daily work, foremen Isto and Neea use Mapon to check where company vehicles are in real time and what drivers are doing behind the wheel. The driving behaviour analysis reports provide valuable information for driver training and development discussions with drivers helping Remeo achieve their economic driving goals. Fleet management makes up half of Remeo’s resource planning, which is why up-to-date fleet data is crucial for making data-driven decisions. Fact-based decision-making is a key element of doing business. In addition to vehicle location data, Mapon provides a wealth of other important information for the foremen. Mapon is a great tool for resolving feedback and damage reports. Mapon can be used to check vehicle locations, route history, dates, times, and driving speeds, facilitating the resolving process and enabling a rapid response to potential claims. “For example, if someone has reported to us that a heavy vehicle has hit a parked car at a certain location at a certain time, we can use Mapon reports to disprove the claim, if our vehicles were not moving in that area at the reported time” explains Isto, Foreman at Remeo. Fleet efficiency and maintenance data in one place Efficient fleet utilisation is particularly important for companies whose business activities revolve around their vehicle fleet.  “In general, fleet management is 50% of our resource planning, and people are the other half. At Remeo, the driver and the vehicle always go hand in hand. That’s why it’s really important for us to have the right number of vehicles – so that we avoid underutilising vehicles or constantly being without vehicles”, explains Joonas Savolainen, Development Manager at Remeo.  The fleet efficiency and usage data from Mapon can be used to draw conclusions about the optimal number of vehicles and can be used for work shift planning to ensure that all units are used as efficiently as possible. At Remeo, fleet maintenance is an easy process since drivers regularly perform vehicle checks using the Mapon GO application. Based on these inspections, the supervisors book the necessary maintenance for vehicles. Vehicle-specific information on maintenance and inspection dates is always available in the system. In addition to fleet efficiency and maintenance data, Mapon provides mileage data that can be used for carbon footprint calculations. “Having all the data easily accessible on the same software helps a lot in everyday work.” – Isto, Foreman at Remeo All in all, the fleet management system is an invaluable tool in the daily work of the waste management company Remeo, providing supervisors and foremen with a comprehensive view of all fleet data in one platform to support better decision-making.  Towards greener and more economical driving habits The journey of Remeo and Mapon started in 2018 with the goal of optimising Remeo’s fleet management processes and focusing more on driver behaviour monitoring.  Driving behaviour monitoring provides accurate information on driver’s habits behind the wheel. The solution includes data on measures such as eco-speed, coasting, idling, harsh acceleration, and braking. In addition, Remeo monitors drivers’ speeding. “Thanks to our economical driving habits, we have saved the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions from heating 200 private homes a year.” – Remeo Driver behaviour analysis can be used to identify responsible driving and, on the other hand, to address wasteful habits. Then supervisors can educate the drivers on more economical, safe, and sustainable driving practices. Many Remeo drivers take this as a positive challenge! “By collecting data on fuel consumption, vehicle condition, and driving habits, we can look at our activities based on data and results, thus working to reduce carbon emissions,” Remeo writes in their article. Mapon’s driving behaviour analysis provides information on key driving behaviour indicators like eco-speed and coasting in an easy-to-read format. Remeo’s driving behaviour progress Remeo’s goal for 2023 was to focus on the development of the coasting parameter of driving style. Coasting happens when a vehicle moves with the gears in neutral. Their aim was to increase the coasting rate to 10%. In practice, this means a 10% reduction in fuel consumption, and a roughly equivalent reduction in emissions.  In addition to the emission reductions, coasting preserves the car by reducing the amount of hard braking and by not wearing out the tyres as quickly. “In the long run, the increase in coasting will result in less frequent fleet repairs, and this way, we will also save natural resources”, Remeo writes in their article. One of the greatest and most tangible insights has come from a Remeo driver, who realised that driving more economically doesn’t take up any more of his working time, but makes a huge difference in fuel spending: “By getting the data and focusing on coasting, the refuelling interval is now three days instead of two while the work still gets done as smoothly,” says the Remeo driver. Since spring 2022, Remeo’s average coasting rate has increased and the trend is continuing in the right direction. By autumn 2023, the best drivers had achieved coasting rates of up to 30%. That’s an excellent percentage, but significant fuel savings can be achieved already with a coasting rate of 15%. Remeo’s unit in Lahti has made exemplary progress in coasting. Together towards advanced data-driven fleet management Mapon is constantly working to make the platform as intuitive, modern, and user-friendly as possible. It is rewarding to hear how Remeo foremen Neea and Isto, and Development Manager Joonas agree that the Mapon platform is logical and easy to adopt. Isto and Joonas say that one does not require lengthy training or instruction to start using Mapon: “With just a little familiarisation, you can learn to use the platform very quickly.” “From the very beginning, the personal chemistry with the people at Mapon has been good and that was one of the reasons, apart from the easy-to-use interface, why we chose to work together with them in the first place. When thinking about new ideas regarding our fleet, I always feel like Mapon is just as excited to move forward with us. We are never told straight away that something is not possible, they always start exploring options and respond to our needs. It’s been really positive,” Joonas explains. “If someone were to ask me, I would definitely be the first to recommend Mapon.” – Joonas, Development Manager at Remeo Since the beginning of our cooperation, Remeo has been interested in new ways the Mapon platform can help meet its fleet management goals. They’ve actively tested our solutions, provided feedback, and we’ve always supported their vision to the best of our ability. “It is great to see how our mutual commitment to close cooperation and development has borne fruit,” sums up Antti Korhonen, the Chief Operating Officer of Mapon Finland.  If you are looking for an innovative fleet management partner for your company, turn to Mapon. We are one of the leading fleet management service providers in Europe with more than 18 years of experience. We have a variety of fleet management solutions such as real-time vehicle tracking, remote digital tachograph download, fuel monitoring, fleet camera systems, and many others – all in one platform. Feel free to contact us and join us on the journey towards more efficient fleet management, data-driven optimisation, and a more sustainable future!
Ajomestarit: Mapon Platform Data Is Essential for Our Business

Ajomestarit: Mapon Platform Data Is Essential for Our Business

We sat down with our client Ajomestarit Ltd. to discuss their experience with Mapon solutions. The Mapon platform is one of their most important tools for various daily work areas – management, task scheduling, maintenance, and invoicing operations. The company tracks more than 100 vehicles using Mapon solutions. Ajomestarit is a Finnish company that offers transportation and warehousing services, including: transportation for trade fairs and events passenger transportation equipment rental The business employs more than 70 service-minded transport professionals. Mapon supports Ajomestarit’s operations to deliver consistent and reliable transportation services for their clients every day. “Along with our growth, the up-to-date information that we get from Mapon has been essential for our business. For me, the most important thing is that I can get a clear and simple overview of the fleet situation from one system at a glance. This is even more important when you have a large fleet and a lot of employees”, says Toni Murtoniemi, the CEO of Ajomestarit. Mapon tools improve employee performance Ajomestarit uses the Mapon platform to monitor work times, employee driving habits, and more. Two essential features of Mapon are the geo-fence tool and alerts.  For example, Ajomestarit uses them to monitor driving speed near local school areas. The company has created geo-fences for those locations on the Mapon platform map. Both the manager and the driver receive immediate alerts on their phones if the 40 km/h speed limit is exceeded. After creating a geozone, platform users can set up notifications, such as when someone speeds in that area Another valuable improvement for the company concerns idling times. They have been reduced after implementing Mapon. At Ajomestarit, the Mapon platform functions as a solution for improving real-time road safety, as well as a tool for developing environmentally friendly and economical driving habits. “For us, it’s not just about occasional monitoring. Mapon is an everyday tool for us, actively used by everyone from management to drivers. Data is collected and reported daily, which engages and motivates us all to do quality work,” says Toni Murtoniemi. Managers use the fleet efficiency solution to see which vehicles idle the most Quick response to customer requests While considering which fleet management provider to choose, Ajomestarit discovered that Mapon’s broad range of features can support the company’s operations in many different areas. This versatility was a major selling point when choosing the tracking partner.  Scheduling and planning work tasks became easier thanks to real-time GPS tracking – all vehicle movements can now be seen on an interactive map. Ajomestarit can give clients precise time windows for their deliveries and, if necessary, the vehicle movements can even be shared with the customer via link.  Customers’ schedule requests are easy and quick to respond to and unnecessary phone calls are eliminated as managers can monitor fleet movements and situations in real-time. Additionally, the route history tool makes it easy to verify loading and unloading times. Route history provides a reliable snapshot on where a vehicle has been and for how long “We want to respond to our customers’ needs on short notice, sometimes even within an hour. Mapon is a good tool for making it possible,” says Toni Murtoniemi. Easy fleet data collection Toni Murtoniemi says that tracking fleet costs with Mapon is really simple, which helps with planning and sticking to budgets. Apart from the initial implementation, there is no need to constantly enter data into the Mapon platform, as it is collected automatically. Once started, maintenance is effortless and all data is available in one place.  The CEO notes that he utilises Mapon reports a lot. They can be sent directly to a specific email, and with the help of various reports, the collected data is easy to analyse. This allows employees to focus on the essentials and decisions can be made based on accurate information. “Overall, we are satisfied with Mapon services. It’s nice to see that the software is constantly developing and that clients’ wishes are listened to. In the future, we may consider utilising other Mapon features that we do not use yet,” says Toni Murtoniemi. Mapon offers fleet management and asset tracking solutions for all companies in a variety of industries – we’ll help track small, large and mixed fleets, as well as all your valuable assets. If you are looking for an innovative fleet management partner, reach out to us!

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Ice Cold Efficiency: Temperature Monitoring in Logistics

Ice Cold Efficiency: Temperature Monitoring in Logistics

If you’ve ever unloaded cargo only to find overripe fruits, sprouting vegetables, or discoloured shrimps, you know firsthand the consequences of temperature mishaps during transportation. For those in cold chain management, maintaining the correct temperature is vital for business success. In this article, we’ll delve right into the details of temperature monitoring in logistics, including the most significant challenges and ways to overcome them using temperature graphs.
Top 5 Green Fleet Management Practices for 2024

Top 5 Green Fleet Management Practices for 2024

With the European Union’s plans to reach zero net emissions of greenhouse gases and climate neutrality by 2050, it is clear that every business has to contribute to the goal. The transport industry carries a large responsibility for this, as it currently accounts for ¼ of the global CO2 emissions.Green fleet management solutions offer a promising path toward more sustainable operations and enhanced efficiency of your business. In this article, we’ll outline five ways to go green while boosting the overall effectiveness of your company.
Bulk Tainer Case Study: Easier Workflow for Fleet Managers with Mapon Solutions

Bulk Tainer Case Study: Easier Workflow for Fleet Managers with Mapon Solutions

Efficient fleet management is crucial in chemical transportation to ensure safe and cost-effective operations. Bulk Tainer Group has been in the field since 2009 and offers tailor-made product transportation services. It has 5 divisions: Bulk Tainer Logistics, Bulk Tainer Transport, Bulk Tainer Depot, Bulk Tainer Custom Brokers and Bulk Tainer Telematics.
A Look Back at 2023 and Into 2024

A Look Back at 2023 and Into 2024

2023 was a busy year for both Mapon and our clients – while you drove more kilometres and visited more countries than ever before, our main focus was on making the internal mechanisms run smoother. We worked on optimising solutions, increasing the efficiency of our teams and discovering areas for improvement. 
Holkan: “With Mapon we expect to achieve great results!”

Holkan: “With Mapon we expect to achieve great results!”

At the end of spring 2023 we reached a milestone – 200,000 devices connected to the Mapon platform! Such an achievement has been made possible thanks to our clients and partners. Therefore, we invited Oscar de la Cruz, CEO of Holkan, our white label partner in Mexico, to an interview as they were the ones who connected the 200,000th device. 
What you need to know about the version 2 of the smart tachograph

What you need to know about the version 2 of the smart tachograph

August 2023 marks the first deadline for implementing second generation (or version 2) smart tachographs. As of now, all newly registered vehicles weighing over 3.5t must be equipped with a G2v2 smart tachograph.  In this article, we’ve gathered everything you need to know about the upcoming changes – why are they necessary, what new possibilities will they bring and what does that mean for your business!