Recovery Specialist "Bowled Over" By Vehicle Tracking

A leading vehicle-recovery specialist is approaching the final phase of equipping its entire 250-strong fleet with vehicle tracking after being so impressed with the technology.
By: Navman Wireless UK
Dec. 17, 2009 - PRLog -- Egertons Recovery, which operates from 14 depots across the UK, has significantly increased its order with Navman Wireless despite having only had the technology for less than a year.

John Marks, MD of the company's Birmingham Operation, said the move is a response to the firm being "bowled over" by the system's capabilities.

"For us, it's the reporting information that offers the greatest value to our business," said John.  "It means we can very easily get a simple but comprehensive overview of all our vehicle movements at a glance - from their idling time to the amount of time drivers have got left to work."

The latest phase of installations has seen Egertons add vehicle tracking to its Birmingham-based fleet and means the contract is now worth more than £200,000.

Egerton's Birmingham depot, served by its own control-centre, is a busy hub for the company and the vehicle tracking system is having a direct and crucial role to play for its operations in the region.

"Having drivers criss-crossing the region makes for a chaotic control-room, but for us, the Navman Wireless system enables us to see clearly where everybody is and make informed decisions about who should be going where," John explained.

Vehicle tracking is also helping Egertons strengthen their customer response times - which is proving invaluable in the company's new drive to protect clients from unwanted hefty invoices relating to unauthorised vehicle removals.

Costs incurred in cases where loaded vehicles need to be urgently removed from the roadside can be as high as £6,000, plus extra costs for removing the casualty vehicle's load.

"For our blue chip clients with huge fleets, these fees can prove extremely costly," said John.

"But they can now assure officers on the scene that Egertons are able to recover quicker than their own removal service - all they have to do is call our control room and, thanks to the Navman Wireless system, we can give them precise arrival times at the touch of a button.

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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 fecilities 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.
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