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Electrical Cabling Contractor Overwhelmed by Vehicle Tracking
An electrical and data networking contractor has revealed savings well in excess of £25,000 a year after introducing vehicle tracking to its fleet of seven vehicles.
By: Navman Wireless UK
The fleet management benefits of vehicle tracking are well documented as more and more companies turn to the technology to allow them to monitor the exact position and activities of their mobile workforces.
The Coventry based commercial and industrial cabling provider is testament to this after being overwhelmed by the improvements it has made to its operations.
"The system incorporates a timesheet reporting function, which has allowed us to minimise inaccurate overtime claims," said Andrew Johnson, Operations director, J&B Electrical Contractors.
"Consequently, after installing the system we immediately started saving £500 per week and within the first month of use, it had paid for itself."
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"There are always occasions where clients will query the number of hours we bill them for, but with the visibility that vehicle tracking provides, we can prove beyond doubt exactly where our engineers were, or are, at any one time," explained Andrew.
"For the customer, this means we are able to tell them, on demand, exactly when a specific engineer will arrive on site - which is real benefit in this industry."
"As a consequence, the Navman Wireless system has proved an invaluable sales tool and has significantly improved our service."
Regular journeys to clients nationwide have meant the company has benefited greatly from the technology's enhanced routing features and it has experienced big fuel savings as a consequence.
"With engineers regularly in unfamiliar surroundings, having the ability to locate a particular destination and direct the closest engineer directly to it has greatly improved response times and considerably reduced dead-mileage - saving us a lot of time and fuel," said Andrew.
The visibility that vehicle tracking has given to the firm has also helped eradicate the unauthorised use of company vehicles.
"We knew vehicles were being used over the weekend without permission but until we installed tracking we didn't know to what extent," concluded Andrew.
"This kind of activity was costing the company huge amounts in lost fuel but since installing vehicle tracking, unauthorised usage is a thing of the past."
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Navman Wireless is a global leader in the provision of vehicle tracking via GPS satellite technology. An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), the product range includes tracking, two-way messaging and integrated satellite navigation solutions for a diverse variety of markets and fleet sizes worldwide.
Operating across four continents, Navman Wireless has key facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The major stakeholder in the company is Prairie Capital of Chicago, following the acquisition of the company from the Brunswick Corporation in 2007.