Plant hire company Garic slashes fuel costs

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleet

Following the introduction of TomTom Telematics’ WEBFLEET™ fleet management solution to underpin a performance improvement programme, Garic, the plant hire company, has seen mpg efficiency soar across its mixed fleet of HGVs, vans and cars.

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleetPlant hire company Garic slashes fuel costs by more than £50k with TomTom Telematics

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleet.

Following the introduction of TomTom Telematics’ WEBFLEET™ fleet management solution to underpin a performance improvement programme, the plant hire company has seen mpg efficiency soar across its mixed fleet of HGVs, vans and cars.

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleetGaric’s delivery drivers receive a weekly bonus if they hit agreed performance targets for  fuel consumption.

“WEBFLEET™ was essential for us to introduce the bonus scheme as it gave us the tools to monitor performance and to demonstrate the optimum mpg our drivers could achieve,” said Garic logistics manager Phil Hibbert.

“HGV idling time has dropped dramatically since we introduced the scheme with drivers now thinking about the fuel consumption figures much more and changing their driving styles accordingly to achieve the weekly fuel bonus.”

The OptiDrive indicator in WEBFLEET™ combines fuel efficiency information with speeding, idling, harsh steering and braking data, to score and profile every driver. Employees are empowered to correct poor driving style on the move through real-time feedback on driving style via their in-vehicle driver terminal.

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleet“In addition to the substantial fuel savings, our hire desk team are using WEBFLEET™ to provide customers with accurate, real time, ETAs,” added Hibbert.

“We’re now planning to fully integrate WEBFLEET™ with our hire software system and upgrade to TomTom’s seven-inch PRO 8275 driver terminal so we can capture customer signatures on delivery.”

Giles Margerison, director at TomTom Telematics, commented: “With greener and safer driving a key priority for fleet managers, our focus has continued on equipping them with the tools to continually improve driver behaviour. The recently launched OptiDrive 360 reporting tool offers a fully integrated approach, allowing fleet operators and drivers to learn, coach, compare and evaluate driver behaviour more accurately than ever before.”

About Garic

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleetFor over 25 years, Garic have set the standard of service for the construction industry by providing a wealth of specialist solutions for the manufacture, sale and hire of plant, welfare and servicing equipment. Their innovative solutions and customer service are renowned nationwide.

As an industry leader, Garic have created a range of specialist and environmentally friendly products that are manufactured to meet the exacting standards of today’s construction site.

Garic are committed to providing only the highest quality products and level of technical expertise. As construction site experts they pride themselves in the delivery of quality, great service and competitive price for all customers.

About TomTom Telematics

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleetTomTom Telematics is a Business Unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management and vehicle telematics.  Our WEBFLEET platform is a Platform-as-a-Service solution – used by small to large businesses to improve vehicle performance,  safe fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency.

TomTom Telematics is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers with now over 482,000 subscriptions worldwide – recognised as the largest in the European market. We service drivers in more than 60 countries, giving them the industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific 3rd party applications and integrations. More than 34,000 customers benefit every day from the highest level of security, quality and availability of our ISO 27001 certified service.

For further information, please visit http://business.tomtom.com/

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