Fleet Management Solutions
On-Boarding Procedure & Payment Package Offering
• 14 Day from statement - excluding diesel - including POD collection
• 30 Day from statement - including diesel at designated diesel destinations, offered by AN Logistics - including POD collection
• Complete application for a vendor number with supporting documents.
• Allow AN Logistics 48 hours to process and approve your application. Any queries on documentation will be addressed in this time.
• A member of AN Logistics will contact you, as to enquire on which package you would like to start up on. The package is valid for the first three months,
after which we will review your performance and standard payment terms of 20 days from statement, will apply.
• You will be given the option to sign for one year OR five years with AN Logistics.
AN Logistics is responsible for the Full Circle Fleet Management
Fleet Management involves a series of diverse tasks for businesses that rely on transportation aimed at controlling costs, productivity, efficiency and risks in vehicle acquisition as well as compliance and more.
Fleet Management covers the scope of many industries from freight to delivery, sales & service, diesel as well as emergency services.
AN Logistics assists any carrier that owns or leases vehicles and engages itself to effectively manage the operations to provide solutions for keeping operations running efficiently, remaining competitive in the marketplace and meeting their budget goals.
With constant pressure to reduce the total cost of ownership, enforce driver safety policies, minimize risks and increase productivity,
AN Logistics Fleet Managers use telematics technology and software that help them confront the numerous challenges within the transportation industry.
Responsibilities Of A Fleet Manager
• Vehicle Acquisition
Negotiating pricing and concessions with suppliers within her market segment, as well as engineering technical solutions - particularly with trucks and equipment - become an important part of reducing costs. Consideration of the job vehicle has to do, the load it must carry and the geography assets operate in, are necessary for forecasting and planning fleet purchases.
• Design And Manage Maintenance Programs
Setting traditional preventive maintenance policies, based on vehicle type, location, and geography, minimizes wear and tear, save repair costs and aides in optimizing resale value. Maintenance programs need to consider tire programs and policies, a glass program that handles windshield repairs and replacements, managing warranty recalls and goodwill and roadside assistance for vehicles not covered by the manufacturer warranty program.
• Design And Manage Fuel Programs
Fuel is consistently one of the three greatest expenses in a fleet budget. Whether managing a preferred fuel network, fleet card program and/or on-site fuelling, negotiated fuel programs with suppliers can directly impact a fleet's cost per km, various tools including telematics, fuel reporting, and gamification are used to influence drivers to purchase fuel according to their policy.
• Support Corporate Safety Programs
Our Fleet Managers at AN Logistics are passionate about safety. When an accident occurs potential negligent entrustment and brand damage come with staggering costs to our sub-contractors. Working with the executive team or a health and safety office, our Fleet Manager have a significant opportunity to limit a company's liability, improve safety within communities they operate and positively impact the lives and well-being of their drivers. We adopt schedules that proactively improve driving behaviours and reduce accidents which, in turn, result in reducing fuel and maintenance costs.
• Track Fleet Metrics
We monitor fleet activities, prepare and review daily, weekly and monthly reports measuring performance in areas such as idling, fuel consumption, and driver safety.
• Understanding And Managing Compliance
Keeping up-to-date with legislation changes and new regulations allowing our sub-contractors to stay in compliance and avoid fines. Vehicles that weigh heavier when loaded or towing, vehicles carrying hazardous materials and vehicles carrying food, are all subject to specific compliance regulations. On heavier commercial vehicles, we are required to perform driver vehicle inspections and report on them.
Fleet Managers have extensive operational experience and skills to cope with their tasks
• Being up-to-date on regulations, governing their fleet and its function, including ensuring compliance from their fleet to all current regulations.
• Creating the fleet budget which requires careful analysis and benchmarking within the industry, as well as understanding current economic conditions.
• Making recommendations and managing fleet policies to attain budget and compliance goals. Our fleet managers provide the drivers with the training
to comply with policies that have been put in place to achieve fleet goals and objectives.
• Telematics data help predict mechanical failure, often avoiding a more expensive repair, minimizing downtime and providing valuable insight into when
an asset should be re-marketed. Keeping on top of reports, understanding the software and following up on the insights provided, are important in
managing assets in today's fleet world.
By generating revenue, lowering costs and providing savings, AN Logistics Fleet Managers will continue to be valued and integral role in fleet management to her sub-contractors and have the liability to meet the demands involving fleet vehicles, alternative fuels, fleet data and analytics.
We consider how new legislation continues to impact fleet management companies, such as the mandate for the use of electronic logging devices. Legislation might begin to include taxes or penalties related to carbon footprint or fuel consumption which, in turn, could impact the types of vehicles being purchased to comply with new standards of fuel consumption.
Our Fleet Managers play a significant role in managing compliance for both vehicles and drivers, which will eventually, impact the next evolution of types of vehicles being purchased and used and skill set of drivers that will be put on the road. The role will continue to be integral in FMC's, because it combines data and analytics, providing value to any sub-contractor in this increasingly technology-driven world.
Responsibilities Of A Fleet Manager
• Cost Reduction
The call to reduce costs is at the forefront of most FMC's operating plans, posing a considerable challenge to fleet managers, who already run highly efficient fleet operations. The ability to analyze and make suggestions while taking into account fluctuating vehicle costs, a volatile fuel market and unexpected expenses that arise, will be increasingly important in helping FMC's reduce costs.
• Driver Safety And Productivity
Fleet management implement safety education programs, understand current regulations and utilize predictive analytics in order to reduce preventable accidents and the associated repair costs, downtime, and liability. Enabling driver productivity through technology can also lead to challenges with driver safety, making driver education on proper uses of technology imperative.
• Fuel Consumption
Among the most burdensome tasks for fleet managers is managing fuel costs and identifying ways to decrease this expense. Fuel prices are difficult to forecast and, as a result, makes planning a budget challenging. Additionally, auditing fuel reports and making operational changes can place even higher demands on a fleet manager's already limited time and resources.
• Fleet Management Software
Fleet Management Software (FMS) is computer software that allows a person to manage some or all of the tasks associated with managing a fleet of vehicles. Specific tasks include vehicle, driver and incident management and tracking. The purpose of it is to simplify, streamline and improve the end-to-end management and automation of a fleet. When telematics is used, fleet managers can implement smart solutions to achieve and ensure manage route optimization, ensure driver safety and compliance, receive notifications for preventative maintenance, reduce fuel maintenance costs, manage assets and assist driver compliance with policies and regulations.
AN Logistics And Fleet Tracking
Fleet tracking has evolved to include data and technology through system integration, Internet Of Things (IoT) and fleet connectivity.
Connectivity starts the moment a driver steps on the lot. With e-logs, drivers can access an app for Hours Od Service, vehicle inspections and messaging right from a smartphone or tablet. Once the driver logs in and selects a vehicle, everything about the trip is recorded, including date, time, location and odometer reading. The driver checks in only to update duty status, record vehicle inspection reports and report any potential defects. Minimal interaction is required so the driver can stay focused on the road.
Within Software Development Kits (SDK's) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), fleets can link operations with the back office - human resources, finance, and administration. They can automate processes, reduce the cost of doing business and get the most value from their data.
Fleets can streamline customer service through the integration of telematics, with navigation and transport management systems (TMS's). Sub-contractors can track the progress of deliveries in real-time and report more accurate arrival times to the customer. Key integrations for fleet management include real-time navigation, route optimization, hours of service/driver vehicle inspection reporting, vehicle diagnostics and maintenance, safety and compliance reporting, in-vehicle verbal feedback and driver ID system.
With telematics and Fleet Management Software, fleet managers and AN Logistics have access to sophisticated vehicle diagnostic reporting, asset tracking, and insight driver behaviors. With this available data, AN Logistics fleet managers can gain new insight into their business, allowing for improvements and efficiencies to be made. The integration of telematics and Fleet Management Software helps in all areas of a fleet manager's job, such as managing finances.