Tech tackles fleet operators’ woes
With the widespread uptake of mobile phones and contactless technologies, along with improving Internet connectivity in SA, some existing challenges facing fleet operators can be tackled.
So says Shadab Rahil, MD of ICT solutions provider,Paradigm Group, who notes South African and international fleet operators alike are facing numerous challenges.
He believes many of the solutions available on the market do not provide fleet operators with enough, if any, real-time controls to manage and control their fleet fuel usage.
The lack of flexibility and control provided by current solutions in the industry, such as bank fleet cards and automated vehicle identification (AVI) solutions, do not meet the requirements expected by fleet operators and makes a very challenging environment for them, he says.
“Unfortunately, fraud is not uncommon in the industry and significantly more difficult to detect in the absence of real-time, relevant information.”