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Fleetmatics GPS tracking solution drives raft of improvements for drainage contractor

Prior to adopting the GPS tracking solution, the business reported delays in locating and directing its fleet, which resulted in reduced fleet efficiency and fewer jobs being completed each day.

‘We chose Fleetmatics because it was the only GPS tracking solutions provider that met all our needs’, explained Barry Robins, managing director of Flowline. ‘Being able to know the exact location of each vehicle in real time is really making a difference to our company’s efficiency.’

Using the system, Flowline is now able to see the exact position of each van on an interactive map and thus know which driver is better located to attend the next job.

The Fleetmatics system’s “speed alerts” are also helping Flowline monitor and improve its drivers’ health and safety.

‘We are continuously requested by our insurance company to improve security on our fleet and we find great comfort in the fact that we now have full traceability of our vehicles’, added Robins.

In addition, the Fleetmatics Maintenance Alerts, which can be set by calendar time, engine-on time, or mileage, are contributing to keeping Flowline’s fleet healthy and efficient by simply notifying the company’s fleet manager whenever a vehicle‘s service is due.

‘The GPS tracking solution has helped us reduce our labour costs by allowing us to schedule our work and fleet more efficiently’, Robins concluded, ’I would recommend Fleetmatics to any contractor that operates a fleet.’

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