The company replaced an existing tracking system with the web-based Ctrack Online, incorporating a driver behaviour solution, across 110 vans operated by its team of engineers to target a range of efficiency savings and improvements in health and safety.
The tracking solution includes Ctrack’s Driver Behaviour Indicator (DBI), an in-vehicle device that alerts drivers to any infringements by displaying a series of traffic-light coloured warning lights along with audible alarms. By providing real-time driver feedback, DBI is designed to highlight a range of exceptions, such as harsh acceleration, braking and cornering along with speeding, to encourage an improved driving style behind the wheel.
Meanwhile, Ctrack Online’s Driver League Table Reporting tool enables managers to identify the best and worst performing parts of its fleet operation along with areas of improvement. From this insight, the company has been able to target improvements amongst the bottom 10%, with the worst offending drivers taking the Energy Saving Trust’s fuel efficient eco-driving training course.
Commenting on the improvements, Sandy Clare, financial director of James Frew, said: ‘We implemented a fleet improvement strategy that targeted operational savings through enhancements to driver behaviour as well our routeing and scheduling processes. The Ctrack solution has become an essential part of this programme, helping us to reduce costs by almost 30%, and we expect to make further associated fleet savings as the system becomes further embedded in our operation.’