Road Transport Business Risks
Every employer cares about the effectiveness of its road transport business. In the various spheres of activity has its own characteristics, they exist in road transport. We list some specific risks of this business: – the possibility of partial or complete loss of the goods as a result of damage or theft – inappropriate or inefficient use of the fleet – the theft of fuel. In different companies associated with motor business differently struggling with these risks, but as practice shows, until victory is still far. With the development of new technologies it is hoped that these risks will, if not eliminated altogether, then at least reduced to acceptable level. What is it? Recently appeared on the market new technology – the satellite vehicle monitoring systems (GPS-monitoring). You can use them to within a few meters to determine location of the object (car, vehicle, container, etc.), as well as obtain the testimony of sensors installed at the facility (eg, sensors, fuel consumption or open / close the cargo bay). GPS-monitoring system constructed as follows.
On moving objects (cars, ships, containers, etc.) are installed special devices – controllers onboard. These devices receive satellite information on its location (Geographical coordinates and time). The subsequent fate of this information depends on whether the system is online (a real-time) or off-line (either 'black box'). In the first case, the information on wireless communication channels and through the Internet is sent to dicpetchersky computer, which displays on an electronic map with a dot or track. The second – accumulates in the device and into the control room computer after the arrival of the object in place.
Now look at how such systems can be used to reduce risks in the road transport business. Security of cargo. If a car or a container fitted with a GPS-monitoring, it is possible at any time to know exactly where he is at this moment and restore all its previous route. System can be configured to automatically informed of the manager rejection of the object from the specified route in advance or on triggering sensors (eg, opening and closing the container or cargo bay). In the case of vehicle theft remains the possibility to trace the route of its movement and take appropriate action. Diversion or inefficient use of the fleet. Permanent or selective monitoring routes, comparing them with preset in the travel pages, the analysis of the vehicle's mileage can be easily identified (And present evidence), misuse of vehicles, or as they say, 'left-wing flight. " And it can be done almost immediately, at the time of deviation from the route and the passage of time – all history of displacement is stored in the database. If the system is GPS-equipped monitoring logistics module, then it is able to optimize the regular routes in terms of minimum total mileage and time of delivery. Theft of fuel. To the system of GPS-monitoring can be connected to regular or special sensors in fuel consumption and get detailed information about actual fuel use, location, time and volume of gas stations and sinks. This information is presented in the form of summary reports, and makes it easy to identify virtually all known scheme of theft, ranging from the banal to the sophisticated drainage options collusion with the staff of petrol stations. Moreover, the analysis fuel consumption during the motion reveals the facts of filling low-quality fuel and take appropriate action. Thus, the introduction of GPS-monitoring can significantly reduce risks and costs arising in the road business.