Road Transport, Road Risk Management and Efficiency in Digital Transformation
Road transport is one of the fastest growing supply chain solutions in the world. It is an important advantage that it allows direct transportation from the starting point to the final destination of the product. It is cheaper and faster than other options, especially in short-distance transportations.
Highway transports; between production centers around the world and the end user; represents the arteries of countries. We know that the concept of Logistics 4.0, which is at the center of all economic activities, is inevitable for a more efficient corporate culture in the future.
Statistics shows that the speed of supply chain and transmission in the world has reached its peak in the last 20 years. We see the need to make an evaluation between sea, air and road transport getting bigger and bigger. According to the data we examined, the volume of road transport shows a larger increase compared to other options.
Road transport is a method carried out by the private sector, in which the hierarchy and the chain of command are at the center.
Contrary to the production and distribution methods developed here there is also a human-based process management.
Companies at the point of efficiency does not seem to have an adequate mechanism of action on the health of its employees and vehicles they have in their fleet.
The time the vehicle spends on the relevant route, the driver’s fatigue level, the problems that may be neglected in vehicle maintenance and many more…
Each of them are important factors at the point of accident risk that threatens the safety of human life.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is:
“More than being sick or disabled; It is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.”
Road Risk Management
Road risk management is an issue that is at the center of all private and public organizations providing services in the logistics sector.
The logistics sector aims to deliver the right product at the right time to the right place at the optimum cost. The software for logistics 4.0 and digital transformation integration are platforms that bring together the product carrier and the product owner. In addition, software that optimizes the route or digitizes documents is also used.
In order to install these software and experience the hoped-for benefit, both the logistics company and its employees must be in a state of complete well-being physically, spiritually and socially.
In addition, the legal entity of the firm must be in full well-being. We can also call it having a positive image.
In the process of road transport and Road risk management; ‘The Health of the Company’s Employees’ and ‘The Legal Entity Has a Positive Image’ also depend on some prerequisites.
This is possible by complying with occupational health and safety, traffic laws and regulations. Companies that are not only satisfied with the laws; ISO or related industry organizations created channels that also fit into the whole. They also prove this by being inspected and, in return, receiving certificates such as the following.
Some reputable certifications on road transport and road risk management:
– ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Standard
– ISO 39001: Road Traffic Safety Management System standard, which focuses on the management of social safety risks in relation to accidents that may cause material and moral damage.
– Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS), an inspection system of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) for a logistics company working in the chemical industry.
Road Risk Management and Efficiency in Logistics Activities
Road risk management and efficiency are possible by simultaneously and accurately optimizing the total activities of firms. If it can be followed up and modeled with fast, error-free and instant reporting, it will also provide an accurate projection for the company’s future.
The first and most important information that a logistics company will provide to both law enforcement bodies and certification bodies concerns traffic accidents. Company trainers (master driver) should take measures to positively improve accident statistics, and if the goal is logistics 4.0 and digitalization, they should move the business processes related to this goal to a digital environment.
– The trainings that drivers should receive and the statistics of this
– Geographical and facility conditions of the start and end points of the ride
– The mental and physical condition of the driver at the start and end points of the ride
– The status of the vehicle at the start and end exit points of the ride
– Traffic rules that must be observed during the ride
– Instructions that must be followed in accordance with the image of the company or the sector in which it operates, along with the traffic rules that must be followed (Instructors (master driver) in a position where traffic signs show 70 Km /h 40 Km/ h as appropriate)
– Determination of suitable parking spaces according to the criteria of vehicle entry and exit, theft, etc. in the functioning traffic, especially for heavy vehicles.
All this should be done without compromising the Decisiveness of the saying ”transport the right product, at the right time, in the right place and, of course, at the right cost” and ignoring the periodic maintenance of vehicles.
Road Transport and Mua.Vin
Mua.Vin for road transport is a cloud-based Android software developed specifically for this purpose, managed from a PC and web console.
Aiming at digital transformation in the logistics sector it is a business process management software that can easily integrate with third-party applications.
The path is based on the instant exchange of information for risk management and does not leave the management of the process to chance.
It helps the instructor (Master Driver) to easily digitize the designated route risk points, accident land points, exit point, destination and parking areas, pre- and post-driving checklists. It forces the driver to comply with them.
The fact that it is an application running on a tablet and does not require additional server installation allows it to be installed in seconds, allowing the company to take steps towards digital transformation with low cost and minimal workload.
Its modular and complementary structure allows the installation to be done step by step, spreading over time.
It targets maximum information with minimum data input.
It does not require a separate team to manage the software in the operations center.
It does not overwhelm teams with reports consisting of hundreds of lines.
In a nutshell; Mua.Vin enables logistics companies aiming at digital transformation to carry out road risk analysis with the instructions and processes required by the current laws and certification standards without compromising operational efficiency.
It serves as an infrastructure for other software to be used in the next stages.
With the instant reporting service it offers, it replaces historical reports with an instant and intervenable reporting system to contribute to efficiency for companies.
Stay tuned to understand the functions of Mua.Vin in road transport and road risk management.