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24 Jan
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Is your Telematics System an unused gym membership?

Is your Telematics System an unused gym membership?

Getting more from your Tracking and Telematics could be easier than you think

 

Republished from TomTom Telematics – Matthew Vass – All rights acknowledged

 

Exercise is great for our health so it should be easy just to go out and do some…. right?

Yet I’m one of the countless Brits who waste a combined £5.8bn every year on unused fitness equipment – everything from gym memberships to my spotlessly clean mountain bike.

Last year I stopped jumping from one fad to another, sat down and really thought about what I was doing.

I wanted to maintain my weight under 100kg, increase my upper body strength and build my cardio fitness. The real shocker though, was realising why I had failed. I don’t like exercising alone, I get bored with repetition, I bought a top gym package which I didn’t need and I haven’t a clue how to lift weights properly.

Finally awake, I began researching and started CrossFit. The workouts are in groups, every day is different, qualified coaches attend every session and regular classes fit around work. The result is that I began to enjoy exercise and started seeing the benefits.

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So why is this relevant to your telematics system?

A survey in the US conducted by FleetAnswers.com asked 103 fleet professionals about the telematics system they use. When it came to the question of return on investment (ROI), 31 per cent said they didn’t have any and 34 per cent didn’t know.

So how has this situation arisen? Well, despite the obvious business benefits that can be achieved with the help of telematics, simply investing in a system isn’t enough. Like fitness programmes, you can end up wasting significant sums of money if you don’t give serious thought to what your business actually needs and how that system will help you achieve your goals.

This means it is important to outline your priorities before investing in a system and identify what issues affect your business.

If fuel usage is perceived as being high then it would make sense to find a system that allows driver behaviour to be monitored and assessed, providing clear KPIs for improvement. If productivity is an issue, it may be worth looking at a telematics platform that integrates with routing and scheduling software to allow the creation of smarter schedules, helping to optimise routes and get drivers to jobs on time.

Data holds the key to improvement

However, choosing the appropriate system is only the first step.

Even if the data provided by a telematics system is appropriate to need, change can only be achieved through proper use of that data.

This means it is important to speak to providers up front to determine what data is provided by each system and how that data might be used to help achieve the necessary improvements within your fleet.

If a plan isn’t laid out in advance, it is possible businesses may simply become overfaced by the variety and detail of the data provided by the system and will end up using none of it.

If your organisation employs a large number of drivers, do you have the necessary resource to process and analyse the available data? Even if such resource is scarce, data can be made more manageable if the telematics system is able to segment it into different reports.

For example, some systems can provide high-level, colour-coded charts to highlight general trends within your fleet, allowing you to quickly identify the overriding issues and then delve deeper into the data in order to identify root cause, perhaps in the performance of individual drivers.

Equally, smart software integrations can use telematics data to help enhance existing processes, such as routing and scheduling, without creating a greater administrative burden. Automated processes can help to cut down on the need for paperwork and manual record-keeping.

Whatever the challenges, it is a case of business leaders being 100 per cent clear and transparent on current and future needs, and setting a clear plan of action for use of a telematics system.

For their part, providers must be clear about what their products offer and provide the kind of ongoing support that is necessary to help customers get the most out of the technology.

Discover objective advice on how to improve fleet performance by speaking to an approved Partner of TomTom Telematics to find out how you could be getting more.

 

What Next?

Contact us now to find out more and find out how we can help you squeeze the best from Telematics for your fleet management.

Book a free online demo, where we’ll show you exactly how you’ll benefit

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20 Sep
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Automate your Routes Schedules with PLANND’IT

Automatic Your Route Planning for only £5 per month

One of the smartest ideas to hit the Fleet Management this year

We love it when our partners come up with new and innovative ways to make our solutions work even better.

The clever people at Magenta Technology (who created Maxoptra) have just launched a great new software application that makes route scheduling even quicker and easier.

Seriously, this is a game changer and we think all our customers currently using TomTom PRO devices will want to take a serious look at this.

Even better, the really good news is you can dive in with a completely FREE TRIAL and see how this works for yourself.

TomTom PRO devices lead the way in fleet management, giving you a powerful tool to keep your vehicles in the right place at the right time.

Getting all your routes scheduled still takes time before you can begin to benefit from TomTom. Now with PLANND’IT you can automate this step of the process and get your fleet management working even quicker than before.

So how does it work?

 

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Why You Need To Take A Look –

Quite simply, we think this new application will help Fleet Managers and Transport Operators speed up the daily task of scheduling your drivers’ routes.

If you’ve already invested in TomTom PRO devices for your vehicles, or seriously considering it, this smart bit of software will help save time, reduce errors and make running your business much easier.

The great news is that as Official Partners with Magenta Technologies we’ve been given the opportunity to promote a new free trial of this system.

You can start your 14-Day Free Trial any time and after that continue to use the system for only £5 per vehicle per month.

 

What Next?

Contact us now to find out more and check suitability. Book a free online demo, where we’ll show you exactly how you’ll benefit

Already in contract with another tracking supplier? Talk to us about options for switching early.

Call our team of experienced professionals now – 0345 459 4998

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17 Aug
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Tracking and Camera Bundle Offer

Special Summer Deal from FLEETSense

Vehicle Telematics and Vehicle Camera in One Simple Package –

More and more we find that new customers looking for the benefits of vehicle tracking also want vehicle cameras.

With over a decade of experience in the vehicle tracking business we’ve seen massive advances and better technology.

Just like other technology markets it’s become more affordable and better value.

That’s just one reason why were able to offer you a special deal that give you everything you need in one neat package – costing only £19.99 per month, per vehicle.

And there are no upfront purchase costs or investment required (NB. Contract lease agreements subject to credit approval)

What’s in the bundle?

You’ll get a TomTom Vehicle Tracking System – connected through TomTom’s own WEBFLEET real-time interface (and even a free mobile app).

You’ll also get a Smartwitness Forward Facing Camera – high-quality, tamper-proof and approved for video evidence, helping you improve driver standards and avoid incident disputes, speed up insurance claims, etc.

This package is designed for users with 1 to 50 vehicles and includes HGV (trucks, lorries, tractor units), as well as medium and small vans and cars.

What you get –

  • Award-Winning Vehicle Tracking System that’s setting the standards
  • With 10-Second Position Reporting from tracked vehicle
  • Driver behaviour reporting, including cornering, breaking and speeding by road type
  • Live TomTom Traffic Reporting from WEBFLEET
  • Geo-Fencing – Alerts for vehicle entering or leaving set locations
  • FREE Smartphone App for smart and mobile device access
  • Smartwitness Camera Technology – the leading vehicle CCTV system
  • Includes Free Installation and Training
  • Help and advice from one of the UK’s leading TomTom Business Gold Partners

The Deal –

Pay and play for only £19.99 per month, per vehicle (+VAT).

A contract hire arrangement with NO Up-Front Costs or investment.

After Contract Term the monthly costs reduce to just £9.99 per month, per vehicle

What Next?

Contact us now to find out more and check suitability. Book a free online demo, where we’ll show you exactly how you’ll benefit

Already in contract with another tracking supplier? Talk to us about options for switching early.

Call our team of experienced professionals now – 0345 459 4998

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8 Aug
Job Vacancy

Vacancy – Telemarketer & Lead Generator

We’re Hiring!

Full-Time Position – Telemarketer & Lead Generator

Dereham, Norfolk

£ 17k Basic + Commission  

(Starting Salary – depending upon experience)

We’re recruiting – Due to growth and expansion we’re looking to add another Telemarketer to our office-based team in Dereham.

This role, in a small, family-run business, represents a vital part of our overall Sales Process. Generating leads from outbound calls to qualified data, you will look to engage new Prospects and identify opportunities to present our sales offer and proposition.

You will be working as part of a professional team of independent specialists and representing global leading brands, such as TomTom Telematics.

Setting appointments for face-to-face meetings, between our Director and potential customers, this role focuses on Lead Generation. In other cases, appointments can be booked for Online Demonstrations of our software solutions for better Fleet Management.

The successful applicant needs to be self-organised, work using a high degree of initiative and maintain focus. Of course, good telephone skills and excellent communication are essential to the role.

From generating leads and setting appointments you’ll be following the progress of the sales process and supporting other team members to win new business and support our clients through their buying cycle.

Although not essential from the outset, you’ll learn about the technology-based solutions we supply to our clients. So an ability to quickly learn and understand how Telematics and other related solutions will be important.

The role also attracts Sales Commission from direct activity. With client sales ranging across a broad spectrum in terms of volume, the opportunity to earn good commissions to the right person determined to win new business. More details on request.

This Job Role includes

  • Lead Generation through Telemarketing
  • Industry Research and Analysis
  • Supporting Directors and Leading Staff
  • Generating New Business Quotes, Following-up Proposals

Please review this website to learn more about FLEETSense, what we do and services we provide.

 

Essential Skills –

Practical Commercial Experience – an understanding of business sales and purchasing

Strong Communication Skills – dealing at Manager and Director Level, via Telephone and Email

Good Literacy and Numeracy – solid working-knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook

Knowledge of Salesforce would be a significant advantage

Confidence and determination to drive sales activity through self-motivation and ambition

Diligence and serious commitment to supporting Directors of a fast-growing technology-based service provider

 

Additional

Any practical knowledge of the transport industry, fleet logistics or similar would be a major advantage.

 

We are seeking immediate placement for this role and will be interviewing in the Dereham area.

If you are looking for a challenging role, feel you meet the requirements and would like to apply, please send your CV, by email to –

Nial Adams – mail@nialadams.com

 

NB. We are not accepting enquires from Recruitment Agencies – thank you

2 Mar
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Telematics Drives Construction Industry

Telematics Driving the Construction Industry

Part 1 of an Industry Review From FLEETSense

– The Fleet Management Specialists

 

The UK construction industry has enjoyed a period of growth over recent years and the trend continues upwards. Despite the effects of recent economic challenges the building and construction sector is once again finding growing opportunities.

As with so many other sectors, transport plays a major role and whether it is a small building firm working on a modest housing development, or a large civil engineering firm delivering a major infrastructure project, transport is critical.

There are 5 key areas that relate to transport and logistics needs within the construction industry –

Efficiency –

For any business to operate effectively it needs to be efficient. The simple economics of cost reduction are an easy way to add direct profits to the bottom line.

Waste is an issue for all of us and today the pressures to control and minimise waste are not just focused on lost revenues. We also need to accept a larger, perhaps moral, perspective on the issue of waste. And this is especially the case when considering sustainability of resources and our need to protect the environment.

Being able to manage fleet transport in an effective way is paramount to controlling costs and reducing waste.

Safety –

Perhaps more than other, it is the construction industry that presents the highest safety risks to employees, staff and even the general public.

By the very nature of the business the transportation of construction-related materials is a big job. Often requiring big solutions and a careful observance of the need to maintain the highest levels of safety is critical.

The transport industry also has a high level requirement for attention to safety matters. Large vehicles, travelling for many hours, sometimes on challenging routes, all adds up to bigger safety considerations with higher risks.

Compliance –

The construction industry is very much led by the need to observe and be compliant of rules and regulations. Many of these are obvious and accepted as part of good safety and best practice.

Once again, the transport industry also has stringent legislation that requires full compliance, or results in the costs and penalties imposed. Costly penalties are a unwanted and unnecessary drain on bottom line profits.

When combined, the supply of logistics within the construction means a high regard for compliance and the avoidance of costly penalties.

Security –

The transportation of construction materials in large scale can present some major security issues. High value loads need protection and monitoring.

While the financial losses of lost or damaged loads represent one issue there are others. The security of personnel and staff is another key area that needs attention. As goods, materials and people function within the construction industry there is a need for traceability and accountability.

Security matters are not just the result of deliberate or even criminal intent; they are also about asset protection, thinking and planning ahead, so reducing risks and costs.

Responsibility

Corporate and Social Responsibility, even Environmental Responsibility; today, more than ever before, the construction industry has the need to meet the expectations (and legal demands) of the communities in which it operates.

More than this, responsibility is best practice. It reduces risk, increases better and safer work environments and can still become a cost-positive aspect of any business. Consumers demand ethical suppliers and constructors.

 

As technology advances, in particular in the field of communications and data management, a number of powerful resources are now becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry.

Fleet Management, Work-Flow and Job Scheduling are now all fundamental to the daily routine of all transport operations. With the clear and simple aim of achieving more, sometimes with less, in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

That’s why we have seen an explosion of interest and engagement in vehicle Telematics and Fleet Management solutions over recent years.

And in Part 2 of this Industry Review we’ll be looking at how this is happening now and where the opportunities are for the future.

 

If you operate a vehicle fleet within the Construction industry, now could be the right time to take a close look at how effective technology can drive real savings and boost your profits.

For a free initial conversation, guidance and recommendations on the best solutions contact us today.

Call the FLEETSense Team on 0345 459 4998

 

Read one case study below and find out how a TomTom client in the Construction Sector saved over £44k

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16 Feb
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Dudman Group Case Study

Construction Firm Embraces Technology

The Dudman Group Finds £44,000 of Savings

TomTom Telematics Combined with AllOnMobile EPOD

Originating as a haulage business, the Dudman Group of Companies has grown and adapted with the industry into a large, independent group that is an owner/operator of quarries, wharves, recycling centres and a large truck operator supplying and serving the construction industry in the South of England.

Working across the South coast with a haulage fleet of 45 vehicles including rigid & artic tippers, concrete mixers and road sweepers; the company operates out of depots across Sussex and Hampshire. The Dudman Group of Companies prides itself on being an independent aggregate producer, concrete supplier and bulk haulier that offers the widest range of products possible, catering for any development or construction venture.

The Dudman Group of Companies has installed the TomTom Telematics fleet management solution into 25 of the 45 vehicle fleet. All of the equipped vehicles are also using the ruggedised TomTom PRO 8275 7″ driver terminal, which on top of standard TomTom features allows for third-party apps to be developed to add functionality.

In addition to the ability to install third party apps on the PRO 8275 driver terminal, it comes equipped with a truck specific map, ensuring all routes are HGV suitable. TomTom Traffic data means drivers can avoid traffic delays and increase productivity. The device is ruggedised for use in harsh conditions.

The third party software chose is supplied by AllOnMobile (AOM) which allows for the reduction of paper based processes through development of online forms and includes daily vehicle checks, job scheduling and signature capture. Loading times at all company sites are less, allowing the driver to leave once checked and there is no longer the need to wait for a paper ticket to be produced.

The new AOM e-ticket software has ensured that all loads delivered conform to the Weights & Measures & QSRMC standards and provides customers with a digital copy of the signed ticket by email or text. This system is linked to the Dudman Group of Companies website which customers can use to access information of their ticket.

Since implementing the TomTom Telematics solution and AOM application, the Dudman Group of Companies has calculated an outstanding saving of £44K per year on employee and operational efficiency and paper form administration.

Based on this level of savings, the capital expenditure required to purchase and install the solution will be repaid within the first 18 months of operation.

Read the Full Case Study Here

If you operate a vehicle fleet within the Construction industry, now could be the right time to take a close look at how effective technology can drive real savings.

For a free initial conversation, guidance and recommendations on the best solutions contact us today.

Call the FLEETSense Team on 0345 459 4998

Dudman Group TomTom AllOnMobile

 

15 Dec
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Merry Christmas from FLEETSense

MERRY Christmas!

fleetsenseWe’ve enjoyed a fantastic year through 2015.

We’ve re-branded, from Independent Tracking to FLEETSense, and welcomed a large number of new customers and clients.

We’ve welcomed new members to our team and watched the business grow both in size and in reach.

Our year was however tinged with the deep sadness of losing Dot Bane, our long-standing Operations Manager, to a very determined battle with cancer in October. This was a tough time for us but we would like to thank everyone for the messages and support that we have received.

As we go forward, we look forward to new and fresh opportunities for the year ahead and most of all, would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and clients, suppliers and supporters.

It’s been our pleasure working with you during 2015.

From Sally, Tom and all the Team at FLEETSense,

Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!

Please Note; our Office is closed end of Wednesday 23rd December and reopens on Monday 4th January 2016

 

 

4 Dec
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Christmas 2015 – Office Availability

Christmas Office Dates

Please Note –

The FLEETSense Office Will be Closed On The Following Dates

 

Last Day – End of the day Wednesday 23rd December

Our Office then reopens on Monday 4th January 2016

Any of our customers that require equipment de-installs, re-installs, or additional units, please advise the office as soon as possible before these dates.

Thank you and from everyone at FLEETSense, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

 

Sally and Tom Dickerson,

Directors – FLEETSense Ltd.

 

24 Nov
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TomTom PRO 7250 5250 Update

New Firmware Update Available for the TomTom PRO 7250 & 5250

The new firmware 15.311 for the TomTom PRO 7250 / 5250 product range is available in the partner portal.

Next to improving the overall performance and the stability of the TomTom PRO, various bug fixes have been implemented with the latest application release.

To further improve the routes for heavy trucks and other large vehicles, optimizations have been implemented into this version, to make sure the planned route is suitable for these types of vehicles.

If you are operating either the TomTom PRO 7250 or 5250 for your fleet tracking, please contact FLEETSense now for guidance on how to update your firmware for these units.

Call 0345 459 4998

16 Nov
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New WEBFLEET Driving Times App

WEBFLEET Driving Times App

This brand new app works in combination with either WEBFLEET Driving Times or Tachograph Manager.

It is designed to help drivers comply with the complex Drivers’ Hours Regulations by simply displaying remaining driving times, the same data that is available to the dispatcher via WEBFLEET.

Other features include infringement warnings and historical overviews. The app is available for standard Android devices and the TomTom PRO 8275.

For android devices: down load the app from the Google Play Store. For the TomTom PRO 8275: contact us detailing WEBFLEET Customer Name and Customer number.