Fleet size : 45 rigid and articulated mixed fleet LGV
The aim was to gain a better understanding of the live and historical reporting for evidence purposes and to comply with their clients "just-in-time" service level agreements.
Fuel savings would be bonus, but Medlers management thought this would be a small gain as they felt they "understood" what their driver behavior was like.
A blind installation and trial too place whereby the idling time represented 14% of the total fuel used.
3 months later this was reduced to 4% following "gentle" driver behavior encouragement and training to just 20% of the worst offenders. The training information propagated through the fleet as a whole and the results were both surprising and staggering.
6 months on and the idling fuel wastage was down to just under 1% of total fuel used.
"Needless to say the positional information and route planning we get now on our fleet has made significant savings in overall labour and fuel related costs.The direct impact of almost totally eliminating the idling time has taken us all by surprise and we couldn't have achieved this without the Trackitnow system............some of our customers have a login to see the vehicles that we assign to them, which allows our customers to be kept informed of when the vehicles will arrive and expect to be loaded.............none of us are particularly technical but the system is simple and intuitive to use and Trackitnow support guys are always there to ask if we need any help."
Sarah Alston - Managing Director - Medlers Haulage
Car transporters, Northants
Fleet size: 110+ Articulated 11 place car transporters
Operationally moving over 25,000 cars per week
Extras: PTO connection to loading ramps.
Software version of Driver ID tags. Normally one man/one truck
Tacho download development
Bespoke home page view in ERA client with working time directive tools.
"This is a MUST HAVE for every fleet managers toolkit..."
Jake Mummery - Operations Director
Tyrefix UK - National Plant Hire Tyre Repair
Fleets size - approx 100x mixed fleet Sprinter and Transit Vans
- Tracking system extras
PDA integration system extras
- PTO connection to air compressor on board and Beacon lights
- PDA Integration - Mobile workforce
- work-slip and form completion
- POD (proof of delivery) signature capture
- Photo capture
Tyrefix needed to better understand the relationship between job location and fitter based on calls received and entered into the Tyrefix CRM system. Tyrefix needed to see who was the nearest fitter available to that job, taking into consideration their current workload.
Trackitnow needed to data mine the existing DOS based back office system for call logging information and merge it with the live tracking data to give all of the relevant information on one screen, saving desk space and removing the need for double entry data between two separate systems. Huge speed and efficiency gains led to increased capacity with existing fleet stock, removing the need to undertake unnecessary fleet expansion.
"We made the existing fleet work more efficiently and the cap-ex savings went straight to the bottom line"
Tony Etheridge, General manager
PDA mobile workforce and remote job management - bespoke cap-ex development costs and monthly billing:
Trackitnow were asked to provide a end-to end bespoke mobile PDA service to Tyrefix, providing call logging, job card, form completion, photo and signature capture, that enables captured job information to be returned to the back office system OTA (over the air), for either direct to print or emailing of the invoice to the customer.
Following a thorough scope and evaluation process, Trackitnow provided Tyrefix with a full budget and time frame for the coding and development of the system.
Tyrefix paid for a proportion of the development costs for the system and then continue to pay a simple monthly license fee for each user connected to the system.
A complete working system was developed and delivered initially under 6 weeks, on time and under budget, and further refined and further extended in functionality over 12 months.
Other features include vehicle daily checks, PPE compliance and on-board stock control.
Reliability - On and Offline:
Data integrity is maintained using a collect-store and forward approach. The seamless sync between Tyrefix`s PDA and smartphone devices and the Trackitnow server means that the whole process is touch-less from the clients point of view.
"Our productivity through efficiency and the reduction of idle and standing time is up by over 35% and our fleet running costs have reduced by over 15% in the same time frame by using the Trackitnow systems. The guys at Trackitnow understand what we need to do to make the system integrate and work with our existing 3rd party back office call logging systems and the live status and instant feedback is fundamental how we operate and provide our service to our customers."
Tony Etheridge - Tyrefix UK