A NEW APPROACH TO VEHICLE MANAGEMENT. IMPLEMENTING A COMPUTERISED FLEET MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IN A LOCAL AUTHORITY. NORTHUMBERLAND DEMONSTRATION

The fleet management system is a computer based information system developed for U.S. local authorities. It is based on the records kept by drivers, mechanics and workshop staff during their normal tasks, and is intended to help the transport manager create an environment for disciplined record keeping, and to standardise information which would allow the main area of vehicle operation to be effectively monitored. This report gives a detailed account of how the system was introduced in the Northumberland County Council Highways Department, the first organisation to implement the system in the UK. It brings together evidence and experience from a variety of sources in order to assess the potential value of the system to local authority transport operators in the UK. It is estimated that the widespread use of the system in the UK could produce annual savings of at least 5 million pounds in vehicle operating and maintenance costs. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Local Government Operational Research Unit

    201 King's Road
    Reading, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, D M
    • KING, A
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 183 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. No. C289 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM