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Telematics to support business transformation at Edwin James Group

Facilities engineering services business Edwin James Group is to adopt the Ctrack Online telematics solution to help target improvements for its 265-strong van fleet.

Edwin James Group is rolling out Ctrack across its 265-strong van fleet

The vehicles are used by its nationwide team of engineers and the Ctrack solution – chosen following a competitive tender – will initially be used by the company’s central fleet team, based in Glasgow, as well as providing controlled access to managers at each business unit.

The solution will be rolled out across all the firm’s operating businesses, which deliver a range of mechanical, electrical, energy, and process engineering services. Certain areas of the group had previously used vehicle tracking, but this will be the first time a centralised system has been adopted that provides complete visibility and control over its vans and drivers.

Mark Longley, corporate services director at Edwin James Group, commented: “As part of the transformation of the business, supporting our ambitious growth strategy, we have been implementing simplified, streamlined and consistent processes across the group. As part of this, we needed a single vehicle tracking solution that would enable us to enhance performance, improve driver behaviour, safeguard staff and protect our reputation. We teamed up with Ctrack based on their proven expertise within the marketplace and the advanced functionality of the system.”

The system will also include a Driver ID solution, providing details of which driver is operating a vehicle at all times, bringing greater insight into the status, whereabouts and actions of individual employees both historically and in real-time. This will be combined with a reporting package including the executive dashboard and speed band report.

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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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