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27 Jul
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FLEETSense working with VIRTUS Fleet

FLEETSense Partner With Leading Vehicle Camera Manufacturer

Now an Official Reseller Partner of VIRTUS Fleet for Witness Cameras

 

Director’s Announcement – 

I’m delighted to confirm that FLEETSense has become a new Reseller Partner of VIRTUS Fleet, with exclusive territory rights, offering a range of professional vehicle cameras.

In our quest to bring you the best quality from across the spectrum of designers, manufactures and suppliers, we’re keeping our focus on vehicle cameras. In response to increasing demand we’re constantly testing and reviewing the very best kit available.

At the same time, as truly independent specialists, we’re able to source the best hardware and software available and bring you the benefit of our buying power, which translates into best prices for you and your business.

Working with Mark Obeney, our newly-appointed Sales Manager, who heads up our Vehicle Camera Division, we’re feeling very pleased at striking a great deal with VIRTUS Fleet.

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A UK-based firm, VIRTUS Fleet have invested over £1M in R&D to create some of the best vehicle cameras we’ve seen. As well as being produced to a high-quality build standard and designed specifically for commercial use, these units boast some excellent and valuable features.

Thankfully, we no longer need to put up with poor-quality ‘dash-cams’, that are unreliable and often completely useless just when you need them most. VIRTUS Fleet have created these new ‘Witness Cameras’, that include forward and rear mounting, with high-quality, tamper-proof, digital recording.

The VIRTUS Fleet ‘ZEUS’ leads the pack with a brilliant technology advance that provides live-streaming, in real-time, straight from your vehicles to your desktop Control Panel. This means you can see exactly what’s going on, and where, in your trucks, vans or cars, while out on the UK roads.

And probably most important of all, we’ve negotiates some very attractive rates, meaning that you can now equip your own vehicles with this leading technology for real-world prices.

If you’re thinking it’s time to protect your vehicles, drivers and business with camera recording capability, I encourage you to read more about this and watch the VIRTUS Fleet product video now.

Click Here To Watch & Find Out More

Or contact us now to discuss your needs, request brochures and get best pricing.

Thanks,

Tom Dickerson

Managing Director

FLEETSense

t. 0345 459 4998

Tom Dickerson Fleet Sense

 

 

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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

Dudman Group TomTom AllOnMobile

 

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

 

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

7 Sep
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Independent Tracking is now FLEETSense

FLEETSense – The New Name for Independent Tracking

Welcome to our new brand launch –

Since opening our doors in 2008 we’ve enjoyed being part of the huge growth in emerging technology and solutions for the Transport industry.

As we’ve continued to expand our knowledge and skill-base we’ve also widened our offering at the request of you, our clients. Although originally dedicated to delivering vehicle tracking solutions we now encompass Fleet Management, Vehicle Security, Remote Worker Management and more.

For this reason we felt it was time to rebrand our business, giving more focus to our wider range of ‘common sense’ solutions that make transport and fleet management more efficient and profitable.

So we’re delighted to welcome you to FLEETSense, the new brand for Independent Tracking. We’re the same business, same independent operation and same skilled team with a family-led management, all focused on delivering a personal and professional service.

PRESS RELEASE –

“Independent Tracking, the telematics and transport-management specialist based in Dereham, Norfolk, launches a new brand to reflect a widening portfolio of specialist service and solutions for the logistics and transport sector.

Independent Tracking was formed by Tom and Sally Dickerson in 2008 to provide vehicle tracking solutions, working in partnership with global brand-leader TomTom. Reaching out to a wide audience of logistics clients the company focused on delivering vehicle tracking and monitoring solutions to the commercial transport sector.

Over recent years, as the industry continued to grow Independent Tracking expanded the range of solutions to meet growing needs of Fleet Managers, Transport Operators, Operations Managers and others with fleet management requirements…”

Read The Full Press Release Now

 

1 Aug
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Tomtom Telematics – Leading the Way

TomTom Telematics tops 400,000 vehicles subscribed to its Software as a Service

Tomtom vehicle tracking solutions have proved to be the industry choice. with Tomtom reporting record numbers of vehicles using this advanced technology.

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22 Apr
CAA selects TomTom

Claims management specialist selects TomTom

CAA selects TomTom fleet management technology

News Release from TomTom Telematics – 18 Mar 2014

Claims management specialist CAA has selected TomTom as its preferred fleet management technology supplier to help its customers reduce accidents and their associated costs.

WEBFLEET incorporates crash detection technology which sends automatic notifications to CAA as soon as incidents occur. This is expected to reduce claims costs by up to 60 per cent, keeping a lid on motor insurance premiums.

WEBFLEET gives us the ability to receive First Notification of Loss (FNOL) at the earliest possible opportunity on behalf of our insurers, brokers and direct clients. This means our claims department is equipped with the information needed to process claims more quickly, said CAA director Simon Bennett. By using TomTom technology our clients can share valuable insights on driver behaviour. This will enable us to work with them on risk analysis and to advise them on steps to improve their risk profile.

Claims Management Specialist CAA selects TomTom

Vehicle and driving performance data from WEBFLEET will also help CAA’s fleet customers reduce fuel consumption and improve safety standards by profiling drivers’ behaviour and providing live driver feedback. This will enable them to set performance benchmarks and target driver training where it is most needed.

Thomas Becher, Vice President, Business Development, TomTom Business Solutions, added: TomTom is in a unique position to be able to supply the depth of data required to shape the future of insurance and risk management. CAA has used this data to underpin a forward-thinking approach and offer a superior service to customers.

Content Posted with permission of TomTom Telematics – FLEETSense is an Approved TomTom Reseller

7 Apr
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TomTom Business Solutions renamed

TomTom Business Solutions renamed to TomTom Telematics

SaaS platform WEBFLEET will be the company’s leading product brand for the fleet management market

31 March 2014
TomTom today announced that its business unit dedicated to providing fleet management and vehicle telematics services has been renamed to TomTom Telematics.

The new name reflects its strong position in providing Telematics Software as a Service (SaaS). The SaaS platform, WEBFLEET is the company’s premiere product that helps businesses to improve vehicle performance, save fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency.tt image

Quick to implement and easy to use, WEBFLEET can be incorporated with a range of software and hardware, enabling companies to make smarter decisions and keep moving towards their business goals.

The fleet management market is expanding rapidly. We are focused on maintaining our strong growth in this sector through innovation and the development of strategic partnerships, commented Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director, TomTom Telematics. WEBFLEET will continue to help companies achieve higher standards of efficiency, customer service and corporate responsibility, added Schmidt.