Digital Transport Management

What is Digital Transport Management

Digital transport management is a process of using digital technologies to improve the activities, services and products of a transport company. Digital management in the automotive industry has provided a positive effect on safety, efficiency and cost saving.


Automation and computer technologies have improved security in the automotive industry due to the preventive safety systems for vehicles and their surroundings.

For example, MONTRANS DVR driver monitoring system, a modern trend, helps drivers avoid traffic accidents and controversial situations when dealing with incidents.

Moreover, sensors used for online vehicle operation monitoring enable prompt identification of any problems that may arise on the way.


Improved data collection, analysis and transmission enhance the motor transport industry efficiency offering more precise tracking of vehicles, as well as better logistic optimization and route planning with the use of improved routing algorithms. In addition, fleet monitoring systems and online tracking give companies a deeper understanding of activities, enabling them to optimize their business and meet dynamic market environment or customer demand.
"The modern transport and special-purpose vehicles monitoring system is a powerful computer complex in a data center, technical support and field service engineers. The telematics functions include collection of data from mobile and fixed objects, data processing and visualization for operational control, a driver's mobile application to receive tasks and a mechanic's application to receive alerts and reports. MONTRANS.ONLINE services are intended for company managers and MONTRANS.ANALYTICS – for owners.

The company management can control the vehicles operation online and receive final key performance indicators of the fleet without waiting for the accounting department to close off the periods. All processes received from the telematics are processed and compared with the data in the corporate accounting systems (1C, SAP) "on-the-fly" in the fleet management program. The accounting department does not reconcile paper documents and telemetry data, but works with the final data from the impartial controller system."

Dmitry Zhuravlev,
Head of Montrans LLC Analytical Center

Cost Saving

Digital management has resulted in reducing fuel consumption costs due to GPS/GLONASS satellite vehicle monitoring systems, as well as in the increased driver productivity. In addition, advances in maintenance technology (e.g. predictive analytics) allow companies to identify potential problems before they turn into expensive breakdowns, resulting in fewer off-schedule repairs over time.

"In as much as 3 months following introduction of the digital fleet management, we witnessed the KPI of in-house vehicles to increase by 15%. We started to use fewer rented vehicles. The number of rented vehicles decreased from 100 to 76 units. The telematics allowed identifying underfilling at fuel stations, drains and tie-ins into the return fuel line. Based on the analytical data, we adjusted the fuel rates. The savings amounted to 27%."

Stanislav Simakov,
Senior Dispatcher of the Mechanization Department, MIP-Stroy No. 1


In conclusion it should be noted that digital management has provided a positive influence on the transport industry in terms of safety, efficiency and cost saving, which can be expanded in combination with other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence or a blockchain.

Digital transport management is the future of transport companies!