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Fuel price management a must

The ridiculous price of fuel and its ongoing volatility is causing major headaches for all transport operators and their customers. While neither party can do much about the cost of fuel, transport operators can manage the increases in a significantly more efficient way by using a modern, internet-based TMS. Such a TMS will allow vehicle operators to correctly and accurately account and cover those increases, as well as supplying transparent reporting on the impact of those fuel prices as they happen. Operators can then make their customers aware of what the fuel component of their costs are at any given time.

Not just for Big Operators

With a SaaS-based* TMS, smaller operators get the same benefits as larger operators. In this case, they can ensure that they are not running at a loss by introducing an instant fuel surcharge whenever there's a price increase, without unnecessarily making across-the-board increases or any additional administrative burden. They will also get relevant and comprehensive reporting capabilities (via an easy-to-view ‘dashboard’ screen display which they can customise to suit themselves), to help guarantee that they are not losing money as costs of different items, including fuel, go up.

For the good of the transport management sector as a whole, we need to ensure that freight operators can survive these turbulent times by providing their customers with the best value for money possible.

If you’d like to know more about how a TMS handles all this, please contact Bashir Khan right here.

* SaaS is the acronym for ‘Software as a Service’. Essentially, it is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It’s actually a software rental model, sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”. SaaS was made possible by the development of broadband/high-speed internet over the past 20 years or so. Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Photoshop are two typical SaaS products. In fact, Deltion’s own award-winning CarrierNet was the first internet-based logistics solution and has been recognised internationally as the leading web-based application for supply chain, logistics and transport management.


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