M2M is becoming the mainstay of transport operations where freight needs to be delivered rapidly across continents and where drivers and vehicle monitoring is essential to maintain competitive advantage and safety.
At any given time, more than 15 million containers are travelling through international waters or waiting to clear customs. These deliveries face many risks including delays, diversion, theft, physical damage and even piracy. In the past, cross-continental transit typically meant loss of visibility.
Overall fleet costs continue to be the top challenge facing commercial fleet managers, followed closely by fuel price volatility. Other top challenges include increasing fleet safety and reducing preventable accident rates, finding cost-effective ways to green a fleet, and addressing ways to increase driver and fleet department productivity.