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Zip Water cuts fleet insurance costs by £30,000+

A risk management drive at drinking water appliance specialist Zip Water UK has helped the company manage fleet risk and cut annual insurance costs by more than £30,000.

Zip Water has deployed Webfleet across its 120-strong fleet
Zip Water has deployed Webfleet across its 120-strong fleet

The savings follow a significant reduction in road traffic collisions as a result of deploying TomTom Telematics’ Webfleet solution across its 120-strong mixed fleet.

Webfleet features the integral OptiDrive 360 solution to score drivers based on key performance indicators and provide them with real-time feedback and advice.

“Having the tools in place to promote a safer driving style among our van and car drivers has led to a much-improved fleet risk profile, a 15 per cent reduction in insurance premiums thanks to reduced claims, and a welcome fillip to our employee duty of care,” said Graham Short, fleet manager, Zip Water UK. “Furthermore, we have seen a demonstrable improvement in fleet mpg, along with a sizeable reduction in our vehicle maintenance bills, including tyres and brake wear.”

Zip Water drivers are now also using the Webfleet Logbook app on their smartphones to keep accurate journey logs, rather than having to complete manual mileage sheets at the end of each day.

Short added: “The value and efficiency gains that the telematics system has delivered to our business have been considerable. These have been recognised across our entire workforce – from the field to the back office.”

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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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