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How can Fleet Vehicles be more Sustainable?

Waste collection takes time, especially if you’re using a static route and schedule. In fact, it’s considered unacceptable in many cities due to its inefficiencies.  

A waste collection vehicle that goes to all waste bins for collection, regardless of fill level, may yield a clean city – but at the cost of what? Time, money, resources (such as human capital) and of course, expelling a lot of CO2 emissions in the process.  

Customers don’t want to be serviced until needed, cities don’t want heavy vehicles on the road and fuel costs are only increasing. Add on the lifespan of a vehicle doing additional miles and you’re reducing your profit margin and increasing the amount of budget you now need to allocate. 

It’s common for fleets of vehicles to encounter these issues, and the demand for change in working practices has led to the introduction of many different systems to handle different elements of the service, be it driver roster management, vehicle servicing management, route management, customer billing management, and so on.  

But, none of these separate systems tends to talk to each other, resulting in more work and stress for the fleet manager, eager to improve vehicle optimisation. 

How can a smart waste solution help Fleet Managers?  

Enable intelligent route planning and scheduling 

One major step a fleet management company can take is to use a smart waste management system to fully optimize the route management of the vehicles as well as the scheduling of collections and driver availability based on the needs of the end customer (i.e. the bin), not the collection vehicles, as it is currently.  

This change can only come about with the support of technology in the form of a sensor in a bin, to monitor fill levels, and a software platform to manage all elements of the collection process from bin to truck to depot. 

We’ve already established that noise pollution (and pollution in general) is a common difficulty that fleet managers are faced with, but without a way of measuring waste – you’ll simply be rinsing and repeating the same process, with no reduction in noise pollution, and no reduction in CO2 emissions. 

Seamlessly integrate software management platforms  

A single platform that integrates all the needs of the fleet manager, based on an understanding of their varying needs and providing for them in a single platform is what is needed. 

Additionally, you want something that can coexist with other software that you’re currently using – instead of becoming an additional piece of technology that you have to train and upskill people on.  

Reduce vehicle fuel and service costs by up to 40% 

As mentioned, the cost of petrol is only increasing, so the opportunity to reduce vehicle costs from servicing to fuel is crucial. This can allow for longevity to be extended with vehicles, as well as the opportunity to allocate budget to other projects that may desperately need it! 

We understand the importance of having a platform for fleet managers with the ability to integrate existing products into one central view.  

To learn more about how we can help you as a fleet manager, click here