London, May 31 2016 – Logistics specialist Surefreight has made annual savings of £300,000 after using WEBFLEET from TomTom Telematics to transform driver performance. A six per cent improvement in MPG has seen the firm save £300,000 on fuel, while also reducing insurance claims across its 200-strong truck fleet.
The firm, which makes more than 1,800 deliveries a day from depots in Newry, Heysham and Cardiff, has worked with TomTom reseller partner Fleet Simplicity to implement a driver improvement programme, underpinned by WEBFLEET.
Each driver is scored on key criteria – including idling, speeding, harsh steering and braking, and MPG – with league tables created to highlight performance trends. As a result, idling has been reduced by almost 60 per cent, while incidences of harsh steering and braking have been cut by 48 per cent. By integrating WEBFLEET with on-board security cameras, Surefreight has also been able to reduce insurance claims by proving their drivers are not at fault in 90 per cent of accidents.
“As a result of the systems we have put in place, the business is in an even stronger position to sustain growth, even in the face of an uncertain economic climate,” said Maureen McSwiggan, General Manager, Surefreight. “We have also been able to reinforce our commitment to driver safety by putting measures in place to safeguard employees from external factors and provide them with the tools needed to improve their own performance.”
Surefreight has also used the Tachograph Manager functionality available in WEBFLEET to help improve compliance with working time regulations. Management can gain real-time visibility into each driver’s remaining driving time per day, week or fortnight. Alerts are provided in case of any potential infringements and tachograph data is downloaded remotely to reduce time spent on administration.
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TomTom Telematics is a Business Unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services. Our WEBFLEET platform is a Software-as-a-Service solution, used by small to large businesses to improve vehicle performance, save fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency. In addition, TomTom Telematics provides services for the insurance, rental and leasing industries, car importers and companies that address businesses as well as consumers.
TomTom Telematics is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers with more than 600,000 subscriptions worldwide. The company services drivers in more than 60 countries, giving them the industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific third party applications and integrations. More than 40,000 customers benefit every day from the high standards of confidentiality, integrity and availability of our ISO 27001:2013 certified service, re-audited in November 2015.