How fleet management is getting smarter

Imdaad has switched its fleet of waste compactor trucks in Jebel Ali to bio-diesel resulting in a 5% reduction in carbon emissions, well worth the investment

Nikhil Pereira is the deputy editor of facilities management Middle East.
Nikhil Pereira is the deputy editor of facilities management Middle East.

Facilities management companies that operate in solid and waste water management usually deploy large fleets of trucks, compactors and tankers. Over the years vehicle manufacturers have made more reliable, fuel efficient and eco-friendly trucks.

Technology is also playing a major part in the heavy machinery sector. And the implementation of telematics will be a major touch-point for companies that deploy fleets. Not just for sewage tankers and waste compactor vehicles but also support technology that assists drivers and maintenance schedules.

Looking further afield, sensors present in large garbage bins and septic water tanks now have the capability to communicate with fleets automatically whether they need to be tended to or not.

Through telematics and software, operations teams will be routed to only those locations that need to be serviced. The technology is being debuted by few regional FM service providers, and only time will tell of their savings, and whether they are worth the investment.

Our knowledge partner Imdaad has taken the lead in terms of implementing cleaner fuels and telematics systems. Its waste compactors trucks in Jebel Ali benefit from the new bio-diesel plant. There has been a minimum of 5% carbon reduction from Imdaad’s trucks ever since switching to bio-diesel.

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