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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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Calidus Solutions from OBS

OBS Logistics, in Partnership with FLEETSense

Introducing Two Advanced Software Solutions for the Transport Industry

CALIDUS TTM –

The TTM system provides a consolidated view which allows the logistics team to monitor the progress of orders, vehicle trips and individual deliveries.

Reporting tools highlight delivery issues in real time so that the logistics team can take steps such as re-routing of trips, or proactively notifying customers of delays.

Any delays or problems are identified early and can be handled proactively, which helps to avoid penalties for missing allocated delivery time-slots, and add to improve customer service by proactively contacting the customer to inform them of unexpected delays.

Time spent looking into where an order is and when it is likely to arrive is substantially reduced, which means the customer service staff, transport and warehouse managers are free to focus on other areas.

 

CALIDUS ePOD –

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Mobile devices such as PDAs or Smartphones are used to provide the driver with work instructions and to record and track his daily activity schedule.

The primary benefit of this is to capture arrival and departure times, services provided and an electronic proof of delivery or collection.

 

READ THE FULL NEWS RELEASES –

CALIDUS TTM – Integrated Delivery Tracking Portal

CALIDUS ePOD – Electronic Proof of Delivery

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Boosting your driver productivity

Getting more from your fleet with enhanced driver productivity

– A best practice guide from TomTom – Tracking Systems for your business from FLEETSense

“Too much to do and too little time to do it in? It’s a familiar challenge, especially for businesses facing ever-increasing competition. For a business with a mobile workforce, making the team work as efficiently as possible becomes critical to commercial success.

This TomTom best practice guide shows you how technology can help your business to reduce time spent travelling, time spent on administration, and time spent communicating. So you can do more, in less time…”

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