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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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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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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…

Call Us Now On – 0345 459 4998

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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

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18 Jan
company car tracking prices

Company Car Tracking

Tracking Your Company Cars

See how this simple solution could reduce your costs and increase profits

 

Vehicle Tracking, now known more accurately as Vehicle Telematics, has evolved rapidly over recent years. So has adoptions across a range of fleet types and sises.

It wasn’t that long ago that using clever hardware and smart software was only really of use for businesses running large fleets of HGV vehicles.

As with almost all facets of technology, the pace of change, development and use has accelerated over recent years. We’ve seen these vehicle tracking systems get smarter, more accurate and provide more features.

At the same time, we’ve also seen the technology get smaller and more cost efficient. This has meant that the advantages of this technology have become far more accessible to smaller businesses and those running smaller fleets; in some cases, just one or two vehicles.

Now, as we enter 2018, here at FLEETSense we’re seeing more interest and enquiries from clients for Company Car Tracking.

As you’ll know doubt be aware, there are important rules and regulations that are applied to businesses running company vehicles and these apply equally to company cars, not just vans and trucks.

In addition to the legislation about company vehicles, there are also other obligations and responsibilities that employers need to observe in regards to staff and this includes those driving company cars.

And yes, this would include you, even if you’re the Company Director, driving ‘your own’ company car.

Company Car Tracking – Multiple Reasons Why

Essentially there are three main reasons why you should be tracking your company cars:

Cost Savings and Efficiency –

The costs of running company cars can be significant. It’s not just the leasing costs, or the fuel actually consumed, but also service and maintenance, insurance, etc.

Company car TrackingEvery mile travelled incurs a cost and wasted journeys, poor route planning and time management can multiply your lost profits. Multiply this by even a small number of company cars, over months, and you’re looking at a huge amount of waste. Quite simply, your money down the drain.

Company Car Tracking isn’t just about saving costs, it’s about getting your people to the right place at the right time. Meaning better time management and higher output.

Drivers’ Safety and Your Responsibilities –

Your legal responsibilities cannot be ignored. In a world that is far more litigious, where employers can more easily be sued, the risks are higher. No matter how large or small your operation is, you need to protect it. That’s why smart business owners, the successful ones, know it’s important to cover the bases.

Financial Management and Accounting –

The last of these three aspects may certainly not considered the least important. It’s incumbent on all business owners/directors/managers to meet the legal requirements of financial record-keeping.

Death and taxes are the two inevitable of life, as we all know. So HMRC is going to expect and demand that you’re keeping up with good record keeping and accurately reporting how your company vehicles are being used, as so being taxed correctly.

Being able to easily extract fact-based evidence and reporting for the use of company vehicles is not only going to save you time and money, it’s also going to prove that you’re taking these responsibilities seriously.

 

Break-Even and Return On Investment

Finally, there’s one cornerstone that we are able to present that cements the case we’re putting forward here; Return on Investment (ROI).

As a business that specialises in working with clients to save money and improve profits, we start from a position of aiming for positive ROI. Thankfully we have a broad portfolio of multiple clients who have been able to clearly evidence the value of investment in tracking.

Starting with a simple review (an initial telephone conversation can get the ball rolling), we’re able to look at your business and specific use of company vehicles and identify if company vehicle tracking will be a benefit to you. We’re also able to look at a range of options that might be approrpiate to your business; this could include leasing tracking hardware.

Even within a few months you’ll be in a position to identify how adopting this technology is saving you money and driving up efficiency. Depending upon the type of business and application we often see our clients cross the break-even point within just a few months and then go on to rack up monthly savings ongoing.

 

Simple Next Steps – Making An Informed Decison

As you will hopefully understand by now, we’re not just any other tech reseller. We consider ourselves as specialists (we think we’ve earned that badge) and, most importantly, partners with our clients.

Our job is to give you clear, honest and practical advice, where we can make recommendations, based on solid experience. It’s also about working with you and your business. We often work with clients who want to test out solutions like tracking, perhaps on just a few vehicle first, so they can evidence the benefits before expanding the fleet roll-out.

As a small a dedicated team, we’re offering our time and knowledge to help you find out if company car tracking could be right for you. This start with a conversation. We’re happy to book telephone time, offer an online interactive demonstration, or arrange a site visit to learn more about your set-up and operation, look at your needs and then make sensible recommendations.

So… if the time is right, especially at the start of the new year (and in preparation for the next tax year), we’d relish the challenge of finding out how we can help you.

Call Us Now On – 0345 459 4998

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12 Sep
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TomTom Tracking Deal – Buy 5, Pay for 4

New TomTom Tracking Deal from FLEETSense

With this Special, Time-Limited Offer, Buy 5 Tracking Units, Pay for 4

From time to time we are given the opportunity to present great offers from TomTom for tracking and telematics.

As a Gold Partner we’re delighted to share this with you and help you get your hands on free tracking hardware.

This TomTom Tracking Deal is a quick and simple way to get up to 20% off the costs of buying new hardware.

The deal is available for both TomTom 410 and 510 Telematics Tracking units.

If you order 5 TomTom LINK 410/510 vehicle tracking devices before 31st October 2017, you’ll benefit from our ‘Buy 5, pay for 4’ promotion. For every order of 5 LINK 410/510 vehicle tracking devices, 1 unit is free of charge*.

If you’re reading this the chances are you’ll already know about the many benefits of TomTom Tracking and Telematics solutions and why they are the industry leader.

With simple tracking on your vehicles you’re able to reduce fuel costs, manage your fleet usage better and find life a whole lot easier and less stressful.

telematics systemPerhaps you’ve already previously chosen an alternative tracking system/provider and been left less than satisfied with it. Don’t worry, we welcome a lot of new customers who’ve experienced just this.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a multi-million pound turnover logistics business, or a small enterprise with just a few vehicles to look after. We’re here to show you exactly how you can start saving money and finding easier ways to manage your business.

As independent specialists in Tracking, Telematics and Fleet Management, we’re able and committed to giving you best advice. Each new customer we welcome is treated individually and we’ll tailor a solution exactly to your needs.

Let us show you how this TomTom tracking hardware can work for your business by demonstrating (online and by phone) the various features of WEBFLEET dashboard from TomTom.

So if now is the time to take a step up and forward, get your vehicle set up with reliable technology and work with a trusted partner, where hear and ready to help.

Call Us Now On – 0345 459 4998

 

Details Of This Offer – *Terms & Conditions
● For every order of 5 LINK vehicle tracking devices and corresponding WEBFLEET subscriptions purchased 1 LINK vehicle tracking device is Free Of Charge (Buy 5,Pay for 4);
● Free Of Charge (FOC) hardware is only applicable to the purchase of a LINK (410/510) vehicle tracking device in combination with a WEBFLEET subscription;
● Offer not available to customers upgrading legacy units to new hardware – additional/new units only qualify
● The quantity of free LINK vehicle tracking devices equals the total subscription units divided by 5 and rounded off downwards ;
● To qualify the customer must order 5 (or multiple of 5) units of a single device i.e. order 5 LINK 510’s and pay for 4 of them, but 3 LINK 410’s and 2 LINK 510’s does not qualify;
● Offer is valid for contracts signed and submitted to TomTom Telematics before October 31 2017 or while stocks last ;
● Offer available in combination with a minimum of five WEBFLEET subscriptions ;
● Not valid for rental contracts or in combination with any other discount, special pricing or promotion ;
● We reserve the right to change terms & conditions of the Buy 5, pay only 4’ promotion at any time;
● This promotion is only valid in The United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and US.

What Next?

Contact us now to find out more and check suitability of this TomTom Tracking Deal for your business. Book a free online demo, where we’ll show you exactly how you’ll benefit from WEBFLEET.

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

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9 Aug
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Tracking and Camera Bundle Offer – August 2017

New Summer Deal from FLEETSense

Vehicle Tracking Telematics and Vehicle Camera in One Simple Package –

Having just confirmed our new pricing structure, as well as exclusive partnership with VIRTUS Fleet, we have been able to build an unbeatable deal for you.

If you’re looking for a package that gives you the power and control of both vehicle tracking and camera then this could be the perfect answer.

We’ve teamed up the TomTom 410 Tracking solution with the TITAN 1 Forward Facing Camera for one low monthly cost per vehicle.

You get reliable, industry-standard tracking, combined with the power of TomTom WEBFLEET, together with a professional-grade camera for as little as just £18.55+VAT 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). The TomTom 410 Tracking system is one of the most popular systems globally and boasts a suite of practical features.

You’ll also get a VIRTUS TITAN 1 Forward Facing Camera. This unit, designed in the UK and for UK road users, is a commercial-grade, high-quality system. This system can also be expanded to incorporate rear-facing cameras and other hardware.

This package is designed for users with 3 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 standardsTITAN 1 Features Image - 870 x700
  • 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
  • Pro-Grade VIRTUS Fleet TITAN 1 Vehicle Camera
  • Help and advice from one of the UK’s leading TomTom Business Gold Partners

The Deal –

Pay and play for only £18.55 per month, per vehicle (+VAT)*.

*Based on a 5-year contract hire arrangement with NO Up-Front Costs or investment. Subject to Terms & Conditions. NB. Lease Agreements available for three vehicles or more.

After Contract Term the monthly costs reduce to just £8.95 per month, per vehicle

AND

Confirm your order by 30th September and we’ll include FREE Installation (worth £85 per unit)

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

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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

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

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