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Self-install tracking solution offers fleets a way to beat flat batteries

Fleets can now avoid the perennial issue of flat batteries with the help of the Trakm8 Prime tracking technology.

Trakm8 Prime is an early warning system for vehicle faults
Trakm8 Prime is an early warning system for vehicle faults

Designed as a low-cost, self-install solution, Trakm8 Prime combines GPS tracking with business and private mileage management as well as vehicle health alerts. These alerts serve as an early warning system, informing owners of potential issues such as flat batteries – a top cause of vehicle breakdowns, particularly in winter, according to breakdown recovery firms.

Sole traders can receive email alerts on their van health, while business owners with multiple vehicles can set up Trakm8 Prime to receive early warnings on the health of all company cars and vans.

Trakm8 Prime also helps SMEs boost vehicle MPG by monitoring driver behaviour KPIs such as excessive acceleration, harsh braking, sharp cornering and engine idling.

Colin Ferguson, managing director fleet and optimisation at Trakm8, said: “Failure to turn up to a customer appointment following a breakdown or non-start can damage a company’s reputation. Additionally, the cost of having a vehicle off the road can easily exceed a thousand pounds, after factoring in recovery fees on top of losing a day’s work.

“Trakm8 Prime includes vehicle and battery health monitoring as standard, giving van owners peace of mind that they can take care of failing batteries before they cause a problem.”

Small fleets can sign up for a free, no-obligation, 30-day trial of the Trakm8 Prime solution. For more information, visit

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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