How to Ensure a Secure Last Mile Delivery?

The last mile of delivery is often the most challenging part of the process. Delivery partners face a variety of problems when it comes to completing deliveries. These issues can include anything from traffic delays to incorrect addresses. Delivery partners must be able to navigate these issues in order to ensure that their deliveries are completed on time. For example, if a delivery partner is stuck in traffic, they must find an alternate route in order to make up for lost time. Additionally, if a delivery partner has an incorrect address, they must be able to quickly find the correct address in order to complete the delivery.

BOLT is a fleet management software provided by Roadcast that helps you manage your fleet and provide visibility of your operations through IoT telematics. It has the following features that ensure a safe and secure last mile delivery. Let us look at a few amongst a plethora of its facets.

Real-time Tracking

Through this feature, you can easily monitor the delivery, collect data about the location and movement of objects, people, or assets in real-time, or near real-time. This is typically done using tracking technologies we provide, which can provide real-time updates on the position, speed, direction, and other relevant information.

Video Streaming

One can remotely stream live video on Roadcast web panel using the front & back camera of the employee's / rider's phone at just a click of a button. Delivery partners have access to instant communication tools like messaging and push notifications to stay in touch with the dispatching team and customers.

Route Optimization

Through route optimization, you can find the most efficient and cost-effective way to travel from one point to another or multiple points, based on various factors such as distance, traffic, time, and resources. By optimising routes, businesses can improve their operational efficiency, reduce fuel costs, and enhance customer satisfaction by delivering products faster.

Different Dashboards and Functions

The compare board provides the functionality for drafting a comparison between your vehicles over different periods. The live dashboard provides you with all the live data in a graphical representation for the vehicles that have been added to the respective account. The criticality dashboard provides criticality parameters and all data related information in a single page.

Ignition Status, Renewals and Subscriptions

With Roadcast, you can sort vehicles on the basis of their ignition status. Through colour coding, our app and dashboard helps you stay updated about each vehicle. We offer an extensive dashboard that will automate your renewal subscription management. It will help identify licences that are about to expire and help you stay on top.

Extensive Graphical Reporting with Analysis

Having extensive reports, all the data that has been captured to the server gets recorded and presented in a structure. All the reports are easily downloadable in PDF, Excel, and CSV format. The reports also provide a comparison between different time periods to understand the delta change in performance over time. Some of the key parameters captured and reported are trip count, top KPIs and distance comparison.

Types of Reports

Summary Report: Cumulative data can help track the performance of different stages involved in the process. Now one can identify areas that need improvement and make informed decisions.

Trip and Event Reports: Trip and event reports provide a detailed account of what happened during a particular trip or event. This documentation can be important for legal or compliance purposes, as they can be used as a planning tool for future trips or events. By reviewing previous reports, more effective and efficient trips can be planned. These include daily events such as ignition, geofence, power cut, and overspeed.

Stop Reports: Stoppage data for selected vehicles are important because they provide a detailed account of the activities that took place at each stop during a delivery or transportation route. This can help logistics managers make informed decisions that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the logistics process.

Monthly Distance: Monthly distance reports provide an overview of the total distance travelled by vehicles during a month. This information can be used to track fuel consumption, identify potential maintenance issues, and optimise routing to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Fuel Reports: Fuel consumption reports are generated using data received from a fuel sensor. They provide information on fuel consumption and expenses, which are significant costs in the logistics industry. By analysing fuel reports,one can identify areas where fuel consumption can be optimised and costs can be reduced.

Driver Behaviour Report: This feature provides essential data to understand the quality of driving for selected vehicles. For instance, harsh acceleration, harsh braking and speed. This can provide valuable information for compliance and regulatory purposes, as well as for training and coaching drivers to improve their performance. This data can also be used to optimise fuel consumption and reduce wear and tear on vehicles.

EVs Support Management

EVs are powered by an electric motor instead of a traditional internal combustion engine. This motor is fueled by electricity from batteries that can be recharged using an external power source. Therefore, they produce zero emissions. According to research, the Indian electric vehicle market is expected to grow soon. This growth is largely due to the increasing demand for EVs in the country as well as government initiatives such as the National Electric Mobility Policy 2025. Through our platform, fleet managers can get complete control of the electric vehicle fleet. The BMS gives reliable reports and helps manage the battery state of the vehicle. We also provide the wheel lock operation which is an important safety feature that helps prevent accidents and ensures the safety of passengers and other people on the road.

Let’s Sum Up

There are many problems and challenges when it comes to completing last mile deliveries. Nevertheless, with the right strategies and techniques, it is easy to overcome them. The above mentioned features can help delivery partners provide efficient and reliable delivery services to customers.