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Telematics to cut costs for 900-strong Northumbrian Water van fleet

Northumbrian Water has deployed telematics across its fleet of 900 vans to 900-strong van fleet improve road safety, increase asset utilisation and reduce fuel costs.

The new solution will expand Northumbrian Water’s fleet tracking capabilities.

Selected following a tender process, the web-based Ctrack Online solution will replace a legacy system and is being teamed up with driver identification and real-time feedback tools for the fleet of vans used by the mobile workforce.

The new solution will significantly expand the fleet’s tracking capabilities and increase the availability of operational insight and business intelligence within the organisation.

By separating driver and vehicle data, the company will be able to monitor and report on six key performance indicators – driver behaviour, speeding, compliance, working times, utilisation and fuel costs. The information will also be used to support the investigation of vehicle collisions and fleet-related complaints from members of the public.

Kate Wilson, fleet manager of Northumbrian Water Limited, commented: “We needed a telematics solution that would not only focus on operational performance but also contribute to the wellbeing of our employees. Improving driver behaviour is key to operating responsibly, and the Ctrack solution will prove to be hugely valuable moving forward.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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