Fleet Management System (FMS) is a form of the managemental approach to fleet transportation that allows companies to organize and coordinate commercial motor vehicles (like cars, ships, trucks, rail cars, vans, planes, helicopters, etc.). This system reduces costs and improves efficiency according to governmental regulations and minimizes the risks associated with vehicle investment.
Fleet Management System utilizes telematics (GPS or GLONASS, for example) to track down a global automatic vehicle location (AVL). Apart from tracking, FMS can perform mechanical diagnostics and driver options.
A standard Fleet Management System includes such functionality as vehicle maintenance, tracking, diagnostics, telematics, as well as speed and fuel management.
The development of vehicle telematic technologies is critical for transport companies nowadays. Therefore, Fleet Management is a vital system for transport companies, which helps them accomplish fleet and vehicle-related management tasks with fewer costs.