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6 Dec
Dublin Coach - All Rights Acknowledged

Dublin Coach Adopt Mantis Live Vehicle Cameras

Dublin Coach lead the way in Passenger Safety with MANTIS Live

Discover how this transport business tackled rising insurance claims the smart way

Published: December 2018

 

The Company –

Dublin Coach has been an industry leader in the transport sector since they first began their service operation in 2008. Since then, they have developed multiple services nationwide whilst always maintaining the company slogan of providing ‘Quality in Transport’.

The fleet of high-end coaches are easily recognised by their fresh distinctive green livery. Being prompt, luxurious and affordable, are key elements of their business ethos, and from their extensive list of available journeys, they show true commitment to providing a high standard of customer service.

MANTIS are a leading provider of Vehicle CCTV and Transport Telematics within the UK and Ireland. Dealing with customers from SME to Blue Chip Companies across all sectors, Mantis have won industry awards for Customer Service and Road Safety.

Simplicity Group, the developers of the MANTIS CCTV System, were the supplying company for this project.

FLEETSense, an Official Distributor and Installer for Mantis Vehicle Camera Systems, working in close partnership with the Mantis team at Simplicity Group. We’re also award-winning Gold Partners of TomTom Telematics, world-leaders in Fleet Management Solutions.

We’re always aiming to keep our customers up to date, we provide leading solutions and ultimately improve business efficiency with state-of-the-art automotive technology.

The Challenge –

Dublin Coach - All Rights AcknowledgedDublin Coach have a fleet of over 100 coaches, ranging from single deck, double deck, tourers, bendy buses and even vintage Routemaster buses. Running bus services is a highly competitive business with tight margins and the need to constrain costs being paramount.

For Dublin Coach the problems are further compounded by the raise in insurance claims and cash-for-crash scams. They needed a solution that could both help to prevent accidents and prove when they were not at fault which would ultimately keep their drivers safer and insurance costs to a minimum.

Being responsible for a large number of people every minute of the day, increases the chance of larger insurance claims, making it vital that they receive a reliable solution. Together, the company aims to be prompt, reduce fuel costs, increase public safety and decrease insurance claims.

The business also wanted to find an effective way to manage vehicle tracking, helping to plan routes, control and view live data, as well as cut waste in fuel costs, driver’s hours and back-office admin.

The Solutions –

Tackling the requirement for reliable and effective vehicle tracking first, TomTom LINK 510 was fitted, plotting the position of each vehicle and transmits it back continuously to the traffic office in Dublin where staff can see the precise location of each bus in real time and know if it is running to schedule or not.

Buses running ahead of schedule could leave people stranded and late running could result in late arrival. This can lead to complaints and even claims for the cost of alternative travel arrangements. So solid, reliable and timely data is needed.

Dublin Coach chose the TomTom Fuel Management system, as the business felt fuel could be saved by improving driver behaviour and reducing excess idling. This system enables the company to manage the fleet 24 hours a day.

Driver behaviour improvement is completed by bringing into place a new driver scheme, with TomTom Opti-Drive 360 scoring drivers based upon speeding, idling, harsh driving and fuel consumption. This encourages a healthy competition among drivers to promote safer driving.

The Telematics system calculates the speed at which the coaches travel and which helps to reduce incidents of speeding. This creates a safety benefit as well as helping to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance downtime. Occasionally coaches break down and when this happens the telematics system can pinpoint its position, speeding up the arrival of assistance.

Road closures can also occur and may require a diversion route. The system identifies any deviation allowing the traffic office to keep passengers better informed.

The TomTom Telematics Pro 8275 Truck driver terminals on Touring buses, use live traffic information to predict accurate ETAs. This in turn has assisted Dublin Coach to reduce delay significantly.

Safety is a huge concern, so alerts for door and luggage compartment openings were installed, increasing the safety of the public and their belongings.

Watching Them, Watching You –

Running advanced Vehicle Telematics in tandem with Vehicle Cameras is a powerful combination, offering safety, protection and much higher standards of driver and road safety.

MANTIS Vehicle Camera SystemsIn addition, with the ability to put the Mantis HD 1080p Multi-Camera Systems in their single and double-decker buses, it meant that Dublin Coach are now protected from any further false insurance claims and accusations. In return, giving the driver more security and confidence when on the road.

The latest cameras systems from Mantis provide state-of-the-art technology that is far advanced of the typical ‘dash-camera’. Presenting a host of powerful features these camera systems can provided full 360-degree camera views for maximum safety. Even more impressive is that this data can be live-streamed from each vehicle and viewed in real time from the transport manager’s base.

This high-quality real-time video means Dublin Coach can now monitor all activity on their vehicles, maintaining better safety and security for all concerned; be that drivers, passenger customers, as well as other road users and the general public.

Maintaining full Legal Compliance is also key for every Transport Business. With TomTom’s Tachograph Manager, Tachographs are now downloaded remotely providing analysis, driver infringement letters and help Dublin Coach to forecast when breaks are required.

This reduces admin and streamlines the tachograph process. Compliance is made easy with this system, making sure deadlines are met as well as saving valuable working time.

Summary –

Taking practical and professional ownership of the challenges, and working in partnerships with the specialists, Dublin Coach has demonstrated not only its commitment to safety and security needs but also a focus on efficiency and eco-friendly fleet management.

John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Dublin Coach said –

“TomTom Telematics has become a critical tool for reducing fuel consumption, encouraging good driver behaviour and aiding us with our Tachograph compliance.

The Telematics system has undoubtedly improved the availability of our coach services allowing us to make more informed decisions and speedily resolve any issues.

By integrating Mantis vehicle CCTV solution in our Coaches, it has increased the protection of our passengers and drivers, as well as proving any false insurance claims. Mantis have certainly given our company a leading edge in this competitive environment.”

 

Your Next Step –

 Are you looking to reduce risks and costs? Wasting fuel and drowning in paperwork but struggling to find a way to reduce this?

Or perhaps you’re tired of fending off spurious insurance claims for road traffic incidents? 

If you’re looking for a solution that gives control, flexibility and ease of use, be that Vehicle Tracking, Telematics or Camera Systems, let’s talk about your business and how we can help.

As independent specialists we work closely with our carefully selected partners and clients to recommend solutions that we are confident will make a tangible difference.

Call us on 0345 459 4998, or email [email protected]

 

 

Published in association with our Partners at Simplicity Group, creators of MANTIS Live. All text and image rights acknowledged – 2018

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25 Oct
Tracking Vehicle Camera Deal

Autumn Tracking with Free Vehicle Camera Offer

Buy Tracking and Get Free Vehicle Cameras

Vehicle Tracking and Camera Systems for your HGV, LGV, or Company Car –

 

Following on from our very successful Summer 10 x 10 Special Offers we’ve decided to give you another bundle offer that combines both Vehicle Tracking with Vehicle Cameras.

It not surprising that more and more smart FLEETSense customers are seeking better ways to reduce costs, improve efficiency and safety at the same time.

So for the remainder of 2018 we’re offering you a great opportunity to get more bang for your buck and take care of the essentials for good fleet management.

It doesn’t’ matter if you’ve got a large fleet of HGVs, a few small Vans, or even just a couple of Company Cars, this offer could benefit you now.

The Tracking & Camera Deal –

Let us show you how world-class TomTom Telematics Tracking can give your company vehicles the edge in better route scheduling, fleet monitoring and provide significant fuel and maintenance savings.

vehicle tracking camera offerThen, for every vehicle you decide to fit Tracking to we’ll include a Free Vehicle Safety Camera, worth £189, fully installed by our professional team.

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to Tracking and Telematics; we’ll help you get started with a system that meets your needs and can grow with you.

If you’re already using Tracking (perhaps with an alternative system) and want to find out what makes TomTom Telematics the global number one, we’ll show you why and how you can benefit.

What’s more, you don’t need to be a large fleet operator, this Offer is open to all and even if you only run one or a few vehicles. See full Ts&Cs below.

For every new TomTom Tracking system we fit you’ll also be able to claim a Free Forward-facing Dashboard Camera, fully installed and ready to go. Giving you a saving of £189.00

The camera systems included in this offer are high-quality proprietary systems (we normally choose Nextbase systems, or an equivalent).

Please note, this is a single forward-facing vehicle camera system, with full recording and multiple security and safety features. If you’re looking for something more extensive, perhaps a multi-camera system for larger vehicles, please just ask us and we can offer alternatives, while still applying the offer value as a discount.

 

Reasons to choose FLEETSense –

Here are some simple reasons that smart business owners and fleet managers choose us –

Over 17-years of experience working directly with the UK transport industry, nationwide.

Experience of supporting clients and customers or all sizes and type; from large commercial fleets, to ‘one-man-bands’.

Long-standing Gold Partners of TomTom Telematics; we’ve won multiple awards as one of the top TomTom partners in the UK.

Our ‘No-Bullsh**’ policy of giving Best Advice. We’re consultants and specialists, not box-shifters like many other sellers out there.

We’ll work with you to find out exactly what your needs are, what you want to achieve and then give you the best-price route to get it.

Personal On-going Support from people you can trust. We’re a small, family-run business, with core team and excellent client testimonials.

Read why this Transport Firm chose FLEETSense

Your Next Step –

We always ensure that any system we recommend to our customers is the right choice. So the first thing for you to do now is get in touch with us.

We’ll have a sensible and honest conversation with you about Vehicle Tracking to confirm what your needs are and where we can get you started.

We’re happy to give you as much time as you need, without any obligation, so you can make a confident, informed decision.

As stated above, it doesn’t matter if you’ve got 40 HGVs in your fleet, or if you’re just running one or two commercial vehicles, including company cars.

We’ll then walk you through an Online demonstration of the TomTom Tracking System and show you all the important Features and Benefits.

Or, if you prefer and your needs require it, we’ll arrange for a face-to-face visit to your base, where we can talk with you about Tracking and Telematics.

So… call us now, on 0345 459 4998, or email us for a quick response.

 

If you think you’ve got a bigger requirement for Vehicle Cameras download our free online Vehicle Camera Brochure now.

 

Terms & Conditions of this Offer –

The boring (but important) bit…

This Offer is open to all UK businesses, including Sole Traders, running commercial vehicles (including company cars).

This Offer expires on midnight 31st December, 2018. However, we reserve the right to end this Offer early.

This Offer is available for all new TomTom Telematics Tracking Systems, purchased and installed before 01/01/19.

This Offer is open to existing customers of FLEETSense, as well as all new customers, subject to our Terms.

This Offer cannot be applied retrospectively, or in conjunction with any other offers we may be running.

This Offer includes a Free Dashboard Camera, fully fitted. Any Warranty is supplied by the manufacturer.

This Offer includes the opportunity of purchase financing, if required, based on order size and credit rating.

 

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4 Sep
Corporate Solutions Logistics - Cutting Fuel Costs with FLEETSense

FLEETSense Customer Cuts 8.1% Fuel Costs

How We Helped Corporate Solutions Cut 8.1% On Fuel Costs

FLEETSense delivers real results with partners TomTom Telematics and BP

 

Published: September 2018

 

 

An innovative fuel and driver management solution from TomTom Telematics and BP delivered by FLEETSense has helped logistics specialists Corporate Solutions to cut fuel costs by 8.1%.

The Company

Bespoke warehousing and distribution services Birmingham-based logistics specialists Corporate Solutions provide bespoke warehousing and distribution services for some of the UK’s largest retailers, including Smurfit Kappa, Lidl and Vax.

corporate solutions logistics fuel saving with TomTom from FLEETSenseThe company runs a fleet of 100 44 tonne HGVs, fulfilling 60,000 temperature controlled and ambient deliveries and travelling 10 million miles every year – with less than 4% empty running.

‘We are passionate about technology at Corporate Solutions,’ says Stuart Payne, Commercial Director. ‘It lies at the heart of our client offering, allowing us to reduce distribution costs and carbon footprint while improving service.’

The Challenge

Our client presented a key issue they wanted to tackle, cutting costs and reducing admin workflow. Painstaking and laborious; checking the validity of fuel card activity was proving very time-consuming and both accuracy and effectiveness were limited.

‘Before we moved to the integrated solution, the accounts and operations team had to literally check thousands of individual fuel card transactions manually every year for accuracy,’ explains Stuart. ‘It was a painstaking and laborious process and one still prone to human error, despite the effort involved.’

The Solution

FLEETSense installed the TomTom Telematics WEBFLEET solution across the fleet in 2014, the company decided to enhance the service by introducing BP FleetMove Pro.

The new integrated approach combines vehicle location, fuel consumption, driver behaviour and vehicle maintenance data from TomTom WEBFLEET, with BP fuel card information to give full visibility of how fuel is being used across the entire fleet in one, easy-to-use interface.

Data is updated every 15 minutes and delivered via one convenient single software interface, with no need to download any spreadsheets.
Putting a stop to fraud As the software shows fuel levels alongside vehicle location and transactions, it helps to identify potential fuel card misuse or fraud.

‘Now we automatically get fuel card exception reports which highlight at a glance if there is an anomaly which might indicate fraudulent card use,’ says Stuart.

This could be an employee filling up with fuel in excess of their vehicle fuel tank’s capacity, topping up before the corresponding mileage has been driven or using their card to buy fuel when the relevant vehicle is at a different location. In each case, Stuart’s team will get an alert via email or text and it will appear as an anomaly case in the reporting.

MPG up by 9.2%, cutting fuel costs by 8.1%

Driving behaviour scores are calculated by WEBFLEET’s integral OptiDrive 360 functionality, which gives drivers in-cab feedback and advice on a number of key indicators affecting fuel efficiency, including speeding, idling, sudden braking and harsh steering.

Together with mpg figures, the score forms the foundation for the company’s driver bonus scheme, with drivers rewarded for safer and more efficient performance on the road.

The company’s commitment to improving driving style has reaped notable rewards. The average OptiDrive score has improved from 8.2 to 9.1 over 2 years, helping to push mpg performance across the fleet up by 9.2% and to cut fuel costs by 8.1%.

Powerful insights into why and how fuel is being used Being able to compare how employees are driving with how they are using their fuel card is also highlighting the reasons behind fuel usage patterns. A low mpg, for example, might be attributable to journeys in built-up locations, or it might be caused by harsh, inefficient, driving which needs addressing through the company’s ongoing driver training programme.

WEBFLEET alerts will also notify Stuart when any of the dashcam cameras are no longer working, helping to plug any evidence gaps for insurance claims.

Taking control of where drivers fill up Integration with the incumbent routing and scheduling system means that, as well as sending order and route instructions to each driver terminal, Stuart will soon be able send his drivers directions to the most appropriate BP stations on each route to help them get the best fuel deals.

‘Once again we’re able to prove, with cast-iron stats, that by deploying the right technology in the right way, we can help our clients make tangible savings, in terms of real-time operating costs and admin tasks’ said Tom Dickerson, MD of FLEETSense.

 

FLEETSense is an independent Fleet Management specialist, as well as Gold Partner of TomTom Business and Telematics Division. If you’re looking for ways to drive your business talk with us.

 

Your Next Step –

 Are you looking to reduce risks and costs? Wasting fuel and drowning in paperwork but struggling to find a way to reduce this?

If you’re looking for a solution that gives control, flexibility and ease of use, let’s talk about your business and how we can help.

As independent specialists we work closely with our carefully selected partners and clients to recommend solutions that we are confident will make a tangible difference.

Call us on 0345 459 4998, or email [email protected]

 

 

Published in association with our Partners at TomTom Telematics. All rights acknowledged – 2018

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30 Aug
Zip Water - saving fleet insurance costs with fleetsense

FLEETSense Customer Saves £30k on Insurance Costs

Focus on Risk Management helps Zip Water UK cut fleet insurance costs

Discover how this FLEETSense customer found a way to reduce accidents and fleet insurance costs

 

Published: August 2018

 

FLEETSense customer Zip Water UK has revealed how driving performance data has helped the company manage fleet risk and cut annual fleet insurance costs by more than £30,000.

Reducing essential costs on obligatory spending, such as vehicle insurance premiums, is an easy way to reduce wasted profit.

That’s why Zip Water UK trusted FLEETSense to find appropriate and effective solutions to address this. With a mixed vehicle fleet of 120 operating costs are not insignificant and only likely to rise over time.

FLEETSense worked closely with the client to deploy TomTom’s WEBFLEET, a Software-as-a-Service fleet management telematics system.

WEBFLEET and the integral OptiDrive 360 solution scores drivers based on key performance indicators and provides them with real-time feedback and advice.

This solution meant that Zip Water has witnessed a significant reduction in road traffic collisions.

Zip Water UK reduce fleet insurance costs with WEBFLEET‘Having the tools in place to promote a safer driving style among our van and car drivers has led to a much-improved fleet risk profile, a 15 per cent reduction in insurance premiums thanks to reduced claims, and a welcome fillip to our employee duty of care,’ said Graham Short, Fleet Manager, Zip Water UK.

‘Furthermore, we have seen a demonstrable improvement in fleet mpg, along with a sizeable reduction in our vehicle maintenance bills, including tyres and brake wear.’

This technology also means that Zip Water drivers are now also using the WEBFLEET Logbook app on their smartphones to keep accurate journey logs, rather than having to complete manual mileage sheets at the end of each day.

The drivers simply validate their journey information and select whether the trips they have made are for business or private purposes.

Short added: “The value and efficiency gains that the telematics system has delivered to our business have been considerable. These have been recognised across our entire workforce – from the field to the back office.”

This live customer experience demonstrates that significant savings are to be had for the smart Fleet Manager looking to achieve positive ROI.

“It’s just one more example of why we encourage Transport Operators and those running any kind of commercial fleet to get smart, get FLEETSense” says Tom Dickerson, MD

“We’ve proven, time and again, that current technology can save time, reduce risks and add profits on the bottom line. That’s what our customers want and as a business owner I know why that’s important to them”.

FLEETSense is an independent Fleet Management specialist, as well as Gold Partner of TomTom Business and Telematics Division. If you’re looking for ways to drive your business talk with us.

 

Your Next Step –

 Are you looking to reduce risks and costs? Paying too much for your Fleet Insurance but struggling to find a way to reduce this?

If you’re looking for a solution that gives control, flexibility and ease of use, let’s talk about your business and how we can help.

As independent specialists we work closely with our carefully selected partners and clients to recommend solutions that we are confident will make a tangible difference.

Call us on 0345 459 4998, or email [email protected]

 

 

Published in association with our Partners at TomTom Telematics. All rights acknowledged – 2018

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19 Jul
vehicle camera systems summer saving offer

Summer Vehicle Camera Saving – 10% Discount

How to claim your 10% Discount on Vehicle Cameras

Vehicle Camera Systems for your HGV, LGV, PSV or Company Car Fleet-

 

As part of our Summer 10 x 10 Special Offers we’re teasing you with a quick and simple 10% saving on our Vehicle Cameras and Systems.

We offer a complete range of vehicle camera systems for lorries, vans, trucks, coaches, cars and other types of vehicles. From one simple forward-facing ‘dashcam’, right through to six-camera systems, with DVR recording and live-stream feed back to base; we’ve got you covered.

Let’s not beat about the bush here. We know that if you’re reading this then you’ve probably already decided that fitting your vehicles with cameras is a good idea.

In fact, the people we speak to recognise that you really can’t afford to run any sort of commercial vehicle on the UK’s roads now without fitting cameras. The costs and penalties for alleged road traffic incidents can mean drivers and vehicles are off the road and costs spiral.

vehicle cameras for fleetsIf you’re taking this seriously the next big decision you need to make is choosing the right vehicle camera system for your needs and buying from a supplier with trust and confidence.

Yes, of course we recognise that everyone wants to get the best deal and price is all about value. You want a quality product, that won’t let you down when you need it.

You want to buy from a supplier that will still love you after the sale, give you support and help you get the most from your purchase.

That’s why we’re offering this simple ‘trust us, try us’ opportunity to get solid professional advice and recommendation, backed up by a history of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers over a decade.

Give us the opportunity to talk with you, find out what you want (and really need) to protect your vehicles, drivers and business reputation.

Our Offering

fleet vehicle camerasAs independent specialists in Fleet Management, we apply our Best Advice policy to ensure the right fit for your needs. While many supplier and stockists will simple sell you what they have on their shelves, we carefully match up the right kit with your actual needs.

Our independence also means we offer Vehicle Camera and warning systems for a carefully selected range of developers and manufacturers.

We’ll only sell equipment that we know can do the job and offers real reliability for commercial use. As we offer after-sales service and support we want you to buy the best.

This means that you get solid and practical professional advice, matched up with competitive pricing and deals, together with an after-sales service from UK staff with real industry experience.

Download our free online Vehicle Camera Brochure now.

 

What Next?

If you’re curious to find out more and want to learn how you can claim this 10% Discount Saving, contact us now. Give us a chance to deliver you the service you’ve been looking for. Get FLEETSense.

You can find out more about our Vehicle Camera products and installations services here.

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18 Jul
Discount Airtime Vehicle Tracking Contract

Summer Vehicle Tracking Airtime Offer

Summer  Vehicle Tracking Airtime Offer – 10 % Saving

If you’re ready to upgrade your vehicle tracking and telematics, or just looking for a great deal, here it is.

 

We’ve been delivering the best Vehicle Tracking and Telematics Solutions for over a decade now and helped transport-related businesses, across the UK, get effective ways to monitor and control their fleet, be that large or small.

As a Gold Partner for TomTom Telematics, the global leaders, we’ve been able to offer a Best Advice solutions, together with competitive pricing.

This Summer and for a limited time only, we’re going even further and stacking up deals that include an instant 10% Saving on the Airtime Contracts for vehicle tracking systems*.

This deal is ideal for vehicle tracking of all types, including; HGV, LGV and Vans, Company Cars and more. From just 1 vehicle and up.

Open to new customers, either ready to migrate to a better and more reliable system, or for those ready to take their first steps into vehicle tracking.

New TomTom PRO Device Vehicle Telematics TrackingVehicle Telematics and Tracking now provides an incredible level of power and control, giving you access to live data for your vehicles in real time.

Once fitted and configured to your needs, these smart and unobtrusive tracking hardware systems transmit data back  from your vehicles to you via the cellular communications network.

This represents a modest monthly running cost per vehicle for tracking.

We have clients who purchase this hardware outright, as well as those who take a lease option, where daily costs can be directly related to a Return on Investment.

Helping you to run a more efficient and profitable business is out core aim. This includes removing waste wherever possible.

So that’s why we’re encouraging you to review your current tracking contract and provider, or perhaps taking the first steps in adopting this Fleet Management tool.

As well as giving you the guarantee of Best Advice – we only recommend systems and setup based on your needs – we’re happy to sweeten the deal even more by giving you this quick saving of 10% on the Airtime element of your system for the duration of the contract (up to a maximum of 3 years)

If you’ve been struggling to run your vehicles, found you’re wasting huge amounts of time and seeing your profits slide, then you need a system that will put you back in control and give you a positive return on investment.

“This solution has led to a reduction in the number of accidents: last year insurance claims amounted to £214,000, and this year it has reduced to £88,000. Fuel saving has been incredible; £90,000 saving in just 1 year!!”

Michael Rayner – Operation Director, Zenith Hygiene Group

 

To find out more and discuss your vehicle tracking needs,

as well as claim your 10% Airtime Saving*,

call our specialist and dedicated team at –

0345 459 4998

Also, see the other part of our 10 x 10 Summer Offer;

10% Discount on Vehicle Camera Systems

Why Buy From FLEETSense –

With over a decade of experience in vehicle and fleet management technology we work with carefully chosen partners to bring you the latest and best.

As truly independent Specialists, with hundreds of customers across the UK, we seek out and negotiate the best deals, without compromising on quality.

More than just a re-seller, we’re an award-winning Sales & Service business, offering all our customers personal and dedicated technical and after-sales support.

We also work with approved Auto Electricians, across the UK, to provide high-quality installation services on vehicle tracking, cameras and more.

To review your tracking needs and desires, or simply get more information…

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15 May
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Recruiting Now – Mobile Auto Electrician

Mobile Auto Electrician / Service Engineer – Vehicle CCTV & Telematics

Salary of £25-30k pa* + Overtime Pay + Company Van with Fuel Card + Company Mobile + Laptop

**Great opportunity for an experienced Auto Electrician / Field Service Engineer looking for a permanent position with immediate start, excellent benefits package and opportunities for progression!

FLEETSense is an independent Transport Specialist, Gold Partners with TomTom Telematics, and over a decade of experience in serving clients across the UK.

We specialise in Cost and Risk Reduction, Efficiency and Growth, as well as Legal Compliance and Workflow Management across the UK Transport Industry.

With continuous growth over the past few years we are now seeking a new member of our team to deliver the remote/on-site installation of tracking and telematics systems, as well as Vehicle CCTV, etc.

We are looking for talented individuals in a selection of roles to join our successful and rapidly expanding company. We provide a dynamic, positive working environment which allows people to develop and enhance their skills, as well as earning opportunities.

If you’re looking for more than just another job and have the skills, drive and ambition, join the FLEETSense team and be part of our continued success.

FLEETSense is an equal opportunities employer. All job applicants and employees receive equal treatment regardless of age, sex, race, religion, marital status, origin, sexual orientation or disability.

The Role

Ideally, based in Norfolk, you will be field-based Auto Electrician and responsible for carrying out installation, service and maintenance of our Vehicle Telematics and CCTV systems into various types of commercial vehicles for some of the largest UK fleets.

Hands-on experience with HGVs, light commercials and other specialist vehicles is a must. Travel will be required for some project-based work, with company vehicle and fuel card provided.

The role is highly rewarding, and requires someone who is focused and driven. You’ll need to be able to self-manage time and meet schedules and responsibilities.

You’ll be reporting to the Directors and other Senior Team members. You’ll also be representing our company and brand, working in customer-facing situations, so good interpersonal skills are also needed.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a great opportunity to develop skills within a dynamic, ambitious and rapidly growing business.

Salary is negotiable for the right candidate with huge potential for overtime earnings. Full training provided, work with the best and on the very latest vehicle technology.

Personal Qualities/Skills

  • Automotive electrical experience of both 12VDC and 24VDC systems is a must
  • Experience with working with a wide range of commercial vehicles advantage (waste, construction, commercial haulage, bus & coach, emergency response etc.)
  • Installation of telematics
  • Experience with analysing and connecting to FMS & Tachograph for CANBUS and Squarell trained would be an advantage
  • Good customer services skills are essential with daily client interaction
  • Good logical and fault-finding techniques
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team and to timelines
  • Experienced in the use of electrical automotive testing/installation equipment
  • Good practical skills for using a range of tools and electronic instruments
  • Relevant auto electrician qualification advantage (NVQ, City and Guilds etc.)
  • The ability to read electrical wiring diagrams
  • IT/PC Literate
  • Conscientious professional who is organised and dedicated
  • Must have a full driving license (clean preferred)
  • An awareness of health and safety
  • To be good with your hands, and physically fit to cope with lifting, bending and working on commercial vehicles

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Traveling to various client sites / liaising with clients on site
  • Flexible working hours and opportunity to work overtime
  • Installation of vehicle camera / vehicle CCTV equipment
  • Installation of blind-spot detection systems (warning alarms, blind-spot / parking sensors)
  • Attending service calls to fault diagnosis and repair where necessary
  • To take responsibility for personal health and safety

Locations –

  • Engineers are required to work locally, regionally and occasionally nationally

How to Apply –

In the first instance please send your CV, with covering letter explaining why you feel you’re right for the role and our Team.
Applicants who pass the initial review stage will be invited for interview. If you’ve got more questions please call us.

Email – [email protected]

Call – 0345 459 4998

NB. We answer all applications!

*Salary offer for this position to be based on experience.

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28 Apr
Jack Richards

Jack Richards Case Study – Vehicle Cameras

Jack Richards installs Vehicle Cameras with FLEETSense

Read how this major haulier chose FLEETSense as their Vehicle Camera Partner

Published: March 2018

The yellow and red livery of Jack Richards & Sons is a familiar sight on roads of East Anglia and far beyond.

One of the region’s largest hauliers, this Road Transport business has been serving the logistics needs of clients since 1956.

Starting out with one five-ton Bedford truck Jack began his endeavours in Cambridge, later relocating to its current base in Fakenham.

Today, this independent and family-run business is a multi-million pound turnover operation, with a fleet of 260 Tractor units and 500 curtainside trailers.

Jack RichardsIn this case study we find out from Dominic Purslow, Depot Principal, how their commitment to the best driving standards led them to form a trusted partnership with FLEETSense, independent and leading fleet management specialists.

“So much has changed over recent years on the UK’s roads. As other hauliers and private road users will recognise, we’ve seen significant increases of traffic and the issues this causes” Dominic told us.

“The quality and reliability of our service to our customers has always been paramount. At the same time however, we also focus on the safety and security of our drivers.

“And it’s in this area we’ve sought to protect our team members, assets and our business”.

Jack Richards recognised both the need and value of fitting vehicles with cameras; to help provide a way of collecting evidence in the event of road issues and collisions, as well as spurious and even malicious insurance claims.

“Road rage prevention and protection is key for us these days. We’ve witnessed a shocking rise in incidents that not only put our drivers in the firing line but can also cause costly losses to our business.”

Having already trialed one alternative supplier option for vehicle cameras Jack Richards felt they needed something more, with greater control, accuracy and reliability.

This requirement was closely bound by the need for solid value for money.

The brief; Jack Richards wanted to find a camera system that gave all-round visibility, high-quality recording and security of evidence.

This brief also included the need for in-cab cameras that could provide protection to drivers in the event of criminal attacks and road rage assaults.

Jack Richards chooses FLEETSense“We take the personal security of our most valued asset, our drivers, very seriously. So installing in-cab cameras was an obvious requirement.

At the same time and in respect of the need for privacy for our drivers, we wanted a system that was not active when drivers are at rest”.

As with all FLEETSense clients, the brief needed to be met by a proposition that represented true value for money and a quality of after-sales service that ensured maximum ongoing benefit.

As an independent consultancy FLEETSense has the distinct benefit of directly matching needs with solutions. With a whole-of-market freedom to choose from, FLEETSense is not tied by particular manufacturers and suppliers.

Rather, the business always works from a position of Best Advice and Recommendation.

FLEETSense was able to match these client’s needs with an advanced modular system of five cameras, all with live view.

This provides instant access to incident footage, covering all angles, including from the driver’s cab.

With initial test systems installed and running it wasn’t long before this would be put to the test. Just two weeks into the trial the vehicle was involved in a road incident.

Despite conflicting witness statements the video evidence was undeniable and the matter was resolved quickly as a result.

With the trial complete the first phase of system installation extended to multiple vehicles and Jack Richards have now committed to rolling this out in stages across their fleet.

More than just a method of increasing security and safety, the decision to fit vehicles cameras also forms part of the focus on Driver Development at Jack Richards.

“We take driver standards very seriously. We even have a dedicated and full-time Driver Training Department” Explained Dominic Purslow.

“Now we have the additional benefit of video camera footage to help us with this. This means we can support drivers and help them to maintain good driving behaviour, which covers areas of safety as well as fuel efficiency and reducing vehicle wear.”

Clearly the benefits of fitting quality Vehicle Cameras systems are many. But how do know what supplier and equipment to choose?

Again, as dedicated consultants and not just ‘box-shifters’ FLEETSense has proven value in finding the right solution for each customer and their needs.

As a business operating nationally, with over 400 live client relationships, FLEETSense is able to access best pricing and offer deals to match.

“We’ve always been more about building on-going relationships than just selling stuff, unlike so many of our competitors” says Tom Dickerson, Managing Director of FLEETSense.

“And I think we’ve successfully proven that over the past decade. Customers often come to us for one specific need, then go on to take advantage of our experience in addressing other issues, be that tracking and route-scheduling, work-flow management, or other aspects of their operation”.

This approach has clearly been a perfect fit for Jack Richards. Winning a new client and meeting their expectations is not just about ‘customer satisfaction’ but rather ‘customer-excellence’.

Jack Richards chooses FLEETSense

“Whenever we select a supplier we’re looking for something special and different. We’re looking for a truly personal service that genuinely puts our needs and desires at their priority” Dominic explained.

“Honestly, among the many things we like about working with FLEETSense is the fact that this is a self-made business, passionate about what they do.

We don’t think of them as suppliers now but rather as our Partners, they understand us and we trust them to give us good advice and the best deal.

“Choosing FLEETSense for vehicle cameras has turned out to be the best investment without a doubt.”

Based in Dereham, West Norfolk, FLEETSense works with clients nationwide, has award-winning partnerships with global brands, such as TomTom Telematics, and also works closely with tech developers who are creating solutions to meet the current and future needs of the UK transport industry and beyond.

If you’d like to explore what a partnership with FLEETSense could do for your business, call us, email or take a look around our website to find out more, today.

 

Your Next Step –

Are you looking for a way to protect your drivers, assets and business operation? If you’re looking for vehicle cameras for your fleet, no matter how large, or small, we’d like to help you.

As independent specialists we work closely with our carefully selected partners and clients to recommend solutions that we are confident will make a tangible difference.

Read more about vehicle cameras for fleets here – Vehicle Cameras for Fleets

Call us on 0345 459 4998, or email [email protected]

 

 

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16 Mar
Maxoptra

Maxoptra Case Study – Natures Menu

The Power of TomTom WEBLEET and Maxoptra Route Scheduling

Discover how one FLEETSense customer found a winning combination

Published: March 2018

This case study explains how the leading Tracking and Telematics system from TomTom has been integrated with a powerful and dynamic route scheduling software to create an uneatable combination. Find out how one FLEETSense client has benefited from smart technology.

About The Client – Natures Menu

Champions of Raw Feeding since 1981

Founded in 1981 as a small family business called Anglian Meat Products, Natures Menu began producing Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF) for pets. Initially Natures Menu was selling a limited range to breeders, with products prepared and packed by hand.

Over time and with encouragement from existing clients, the product range gradually increased and the selection of meats sourced from local specialists encompassed Irish beef, Lincolnshire rabbit and Welsh lamb.

A Great British Brand

Today, Natures Menu is Europe’s leading expert on raw and natural dog and cat food offering a huge range of complete and balanced meals as well as the traditional minces that founded the business nearly forty years ago.

With sales of natural pet food growing by nearly 30% last year the Norfolk-based Crufts sponsor is about to open a brand new £14m manufacturing plant to deal with increasing demand and to deliver new innovation to the market.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Natures Menu believe in honesty – honest products, honest prices and honest services – which is why Natures Menu selects, purchases, processes, packs and transports all products using Natures Menu vehicles and Natures Menu people.

However, in 2012 the company was at a critical point in its growth. Operating between 15 and 20 vehicles from its headquarters in rural Norfolk the daily planning of deliveries was being done manually – using a map and pins.

The realisation dawned that if recent growth was to be sustainable and repeatable, automation of the daily delivery planning was essential. Having completed an extensive review of available routing and scheduling solutions Natures Menu concluded that Maxoptra was the best and most effective solution available.

“At the time we selected Maxoptra, it was technically the best and the most cost effective solution on offer, and, in our opinion, continues to be so,” Chris Warden, Operations Manager

Business Critical

Natures Menu has now been using the Maxoptra cloud-based delivery routing and scheduling solution for more than five years, during which time the company has grown exponentially and has seen a fourfold increase in the size of its delivery fleet.

The company now makes around 150,000 temperature controlled deliveries per-annum operating around 60 vehicles in the UK, from four different depots, making, on average, a delivery every minute.

Each day orders are automatically exported from the company’s Enterprise software into Maxoptra, where intelligent route planning and
optimisation features are used to auto-plan around 600 deliveries to retailers and consumers’ home addresses.

“The daily planning of B2B and B2C deliveries would be very difficult without Maxoptra.”

Taking Pride

Natures Menu takes pride in its delivery service with friendly drivers, an own branded temperature controlled fleet and vehicle to freezer service.

Underpinned by Maxoptra, customers are given a two-hour delivery window and can track the progress of their order by calling customer service and, now, via an online track and trace service.

Based on more than 3,000 Feefo (an independent online review system) customer reviews Natures Menu consistently score highly with recent ratings of 4.8 out of 5 and 97%.

Customer comments include:

“Delivery was excellent and prompt.”

“Quick, efficient with good communication/updates.”

“Fantastic, great products and fast delivery!”

“Marvellous food – Superb prompt home delivery.”

“Easy ordering, able to pick a date – and been given a two hour window for the delivery.”

“Fast, simple, delivery on time.”

“I love the fact I have a delivery slot time.”

“Maxoptra has really benefitted our operational efficiency in the supply chain and without it we would definitely need additional planning staff and more vehicles.”

About Maxoptra –

Easy to use, affordable and highly customisable, the Maxoptra routing and scheduling system helps companies to do more business with the same resources at a lower operational cost. Having an open API makes it an ideal complement to any telematics, WMS and CRM solution.

As a subscription-based SaaS solution, Maxoptra is accessible 24/7 from any web browser worldwide; meaning every new release of functionality is immediately available to subscribers with no additional charge or upgrade cost.

Your Next Step –

Could this approach benefit your business? Are you looking to scale up your operations? Want to streamline your systems and processes?

If you’re looking for a solution that gives control, flexibility and ease of use, let’s talk about your business and how we can help.

As independent specialists we work closely with our carefully selected partners and clients to recommend solutions that we are confident will make a tangible difference.

Read more about Maxtoptra and watch a short video HERE.

Call us on 0345 459 4998, or email [email protected]

 

 

Re-published with kind permission from our Partners at Maxoptra. All rights acknowledged – 2018

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8 Mar
Corporate Logistics Solutions

FLEETSense Customer Unlocks Instant Fuel Savings

Integrated fuelcard and telematics solution helps cut fuel costs by more than eight per cent

Discover how one FLEETSense customer unlocked instant fuel savings…

An innovative fuel and driver management solution from TomTom Telematics and BP has helped specialists Corporate Solutions Logistics cut fuel costs by 8.1 per cent.

FLEETSense began working with Corporate Solutions Logistics  in 2014 introducing TomTom Telematics and Tracking. Working closely with the Birmingham-based company, which provides bespoke temperature controlled and ambient distribution services, FLEETSense then introduced BP FleetMove Pro across its 100-strong HGV fleet in June 2017.

In parallel FLEETSense has also helped to implement Maxoptra from Magenta Technologies, as well as Vehicle Cameras, helping the client to benefit from improved Insurance Policies resulting from closer monitoring and development of Driver Behaviour.

The new integrated system combines BP fuel card information with vehicle location, fuel consumption, driver behaviour and vehicle maintenance data from WEBFLEET, TomTom Telematics’ fleet management solution.

This provides full visibility and control over how fuel is being used across the entire fleet in one, easy-to-use interface.

Instead of checking thousands of individual fuel card transactions manually every year, the company now receives fuelcard exception reports. These highlight at a glance if there is an anomaly that might indicate fraudulent card use, such as when a fuel card transaction and vehicle location do not match.

WEBFLEET’s integral OptiDrive 360 functionality meanwhile – which gives drivers in-cab feedback and advice on a number of key indicators affecting fuel efficiency, including speeding, idling, sudden braking and harsh steering – has helped improve fleet mpg by 9.2 per cent.

In addition, weekly fuel consumption reports have highlighted a clear correlation between fuel wastage due to idling and number of accidents, triggering targeted driver training.

Corporate Logistics Solutions‘We’re delighted with the results,’ says Stuart Payne, Commercial Director at Corporate Solutions Logistics. ‘Combining different streams of data in this way makes everyone’s life easier, helping us to save time and reduce operating costs.’

Further benefits to the company include WEBFLEET alerts from the vehicle’s four-camera CCTV system, helping to plug any evidence gaps for future insurance claims.

Scheduled integration with the incumbent routing and scheduling system means the company will soon be able to send drivers directions to the most appropriate BP stations on each route to help them get the best fuel deals.

If your transport business could benefit from direct bottom-line saving on fuel, contact us today to find out how we can help this happen.

Call FLEETSense, specialists in maximising Fleet efficiency and profits.

Tel. 0345 489 4998

Or email [email protected]

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