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I_site potential savings

Connected forklifts give you access to data about what really happens in your operation. This can give you new insights about your fleet, helping you make smarter decisions. Our fleet management system I_Site makes an array of helpful fleet information accessible at any time. You can turn this data into concrete action, leading to greater safety, productivity, efficiency, and cost savings throughout your operation.

Taking care of your batteries pays off

You avoid incurring costs through extra batteries and maintenance through proper battery management.

Optimize charging cycles
A lead-acid battery lasts five years or more if it is always charged after it is discharged to 20%. If it is instead charged from 60%, the battery will degrade twice as quickly. It has a limited amount of charging cycles in its lifetime, and a charge uses one of these cycles, however long or short.

Reducing the lifetime of a battery means you may need to buy an extra battery. This is a cost you can save through effective battery management. With lithium-ion batteries, the discharge level is not crucial. So you should instead ensure that batteries are always charged whenever there is an opportunity to do so, maximizing uptime.

Choose the right battery
I_Site can help you define the right battery type for your operations. With data from the fleet management system, we can advise which technology is best and the most price-efficient for your business. I_Site can also help select the right battery size so you can cost-efficiently manage full or even multiple shifts on one battery.

Keep track of the cost of damage

Failure to take good care of your vehicles can result in additional costs – more than just repairs.

Manage Impacts
Damage expenses typically account for 5-15 percent of total forklift operating costs, with each instance of forklift damage equating to up to 10 times in infrastructure or goods damage.

Preparation Leads to Prevention
The pre-operational check function in I_Site Explorer allows fleet managers to set a list of questions that operators need to go through and confirm before starting up the forklift – for example:

  • Are the forks in good condition?
  • Do the brakes work properly?
  • Are the tires damaged?

By checking the status of the forklift before operating, you may prevent forklift issues during the shift, keeping uptime high and service costs low.

Control Access
Forklift access can be restricted by generating unique driver profiles with PIN codes, guaranteeing that only trained and authorized drivers operate your equipment. Smart access cards (optional) significantly improve your security even further.

Make the most of your fleet’s capabilities

Failure to take good care of your vehicles can result in additional costs – more than just repairs.

Machines
You need enough machines to run your operation smoothly. But how can you determine if all your forklifts are being used efficiently and not standing still or being over-used? We know that the average utilization rate of a truck is 35%. Knowing that; the potential for savings arises if you can remove just one truck from your rental agreement.

Operators
As with the forklifts, you must ensure you get the best from your drivers. Are they working in the most time-efficient way? Can you make changes in their schedule to optimize employee productivity? Find out with I_Site Explorer who is busy when and how to help them be more productive.