BE-Fleet has introduced new functions to enhance its web-based fleet management system.
The system tracks materials handling equipment and rolling stock's total cost of ownership and operation, including utilisation, preventive maintenance, tyres and repairs. The upgrades allow web-based dispatching and recording of calls and integration into accounts-payable systems. Vendors can now collect invoices on service repairs to plant rolling stock.
The fleet management system is unique in the industry, providing paperless tracking, invoicing, and dispatching, working with multiple locations and service vendors, BE-Fleet said. BE-Fleet has private-branded its fleet programs for customers to allow seamless integration with their processes.
Briggs Equipment, a subsidiary of Sammons Corporation, formed BE-Fleet in April 2003.
BE-Fleet is also developing a new data collection device to capture data on materials handling equipment usage. The device can report hour meter readings, send emails if collisions occur, and report other metrics such as low oil pressure, low battery water, and low engine coolant. The product, marketed as Equipstar, will be available in 2005 for less than USD500 and a monthly fee.