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James Frew gains wide-ranging fleet benefits from telematics

Privately owned business services firm James Frew has awarded a five-year contract extension to Ctrack after seeing a wide range of benefits from the telematics system.

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James Frew is running Ctrack Online across 136 vans on its fleet.

The business originally deployed Ctrack Online as part of a wider fleet improvement strategy and has since seen a dramatic drop in fuel usage, as well as a reduction in road collisions, increased staff well-being and lower insurance premiums and maintenance costs.

Following its success, the company will continue using Ctrack Online across a 136-strong van fleet operated by James Frew’s team of engineers. This includes Ctrack’s in-vehicle Driver Behaviour Indicator (DBI) and Driver League Table Reporting, so James Frew can encourage improved driving styles behind the wheel while historically identifying any underperforming drivers.

“Ctrack Online has enabled us to improve driver behaviour and change the mind-set of our engineers, so it has become has become an essential part of our ongoing fleet improvement programme,” said Sandy Clare, financial director of James Frew. “By encouraging responsible and stress-free driving that avoids aggressive vehicle handling, we have not only contributed to staff well-being, but also achieved significant operational savings and much improved road safety.”

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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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