ZF announced the launch of a comprehensive new suite of fleet solutions specifically designed to improve the operational performance, safety and customer service levels of Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) operations across Europe. Helping fleets become leaner, greener and safer, the latest expansion of ZF’s capabilities addresses the important role of LCVs within the logistics and transportation industry.
Helping Fleets Become Leaner and Greener
LCV solutions portfolio includes ZF’s Vehicle Tracking Solutions allowing fleet managers and vehicle operators to accurately track the location of every LCV and inform their customers of cargo arrival times. Additionally, dispatchers can assign the subsequent job to the foremost appropriate driver based on factors like the shortest travel times. This helps reduce mileage and fuel costs and helps ensure drivers arrive on time also improving customer response times.
At the heart of the front-end platform is the Transics-branded TX-FLEX™driver app. TX-FLEX is a one-stop shop to manage all elements of every individual delivery, including electronic signatures, photographs of delivered or damaged goods, barcode scans and the other detail that may be relevant to a selected delivery or collection. This extensive range of features embedded in one single app allows fleet managers and fleet drivers alike to further improve operational efficiency and customer service.
Helping manage rising fuel costs ZF offers comprehensive, real-time visibility of fuel costs as part of the LCV solutions suite. Fleets with LCV operations can optimize their fueling strategies as a result of clear data on fuel consumption rates. Fleet managers can utilize an easy ranking system that includes driver performance, the distances they have covered, and the fuel consumed by their vehicle to determine the fuel efficiency per vehicle. A special “fuel drop” module can also detect and specify fuel level anomalies giving fleet managers peace of mind and greater control over how fuel is used.
Helping Fleets Become Safer
This includes furnishing fleet operators with a safety performance overview including real-time safety alerts to rapidly highlight driving style anomalies. Drivers are also offered greater peace of mind with the provision of a safety panic alarm hidden in the cabin. Further enhancing LCV security, ZF’s immobilizer solution prevents the vehicle from starting, unless the driver has correctly logged on to the system.
Helping Boost Fleet Connectivity
ZF’s LCV solutions offer easily extended functionality through a good range of fully compatible hardware and software systems. ZF’s expertise extends beyond vehicle and driver connectivity, because it also includes integrated applications that enable the fleet to be connected to their own existing back office systems. The LCV solutions are also fully integrated within its multifunctional TX-CONNECT™ back office software. This empowers fleets by providing comprehensive information about their trucks, drivers, trailers and light commercial vehicles in an all-in-one encompassing platform.