Tesco is to trial the latest Fleetstar fleet management system, launched in 2000 with GPS tracking technology in addition to a specially developed GSM module, supported by the Trafficmaster telematics platform. Peter Johnson, managing director, Fleetstar Information Systems, added: 'We hope that this trial could be the start of a lasting relationship as we work together to help improve the control and management of the vehicle fleet utilised within this service.'
Meanwhile, Tesco has introduced a new vehicle to its home delivery fleet after complaints from wealthy customers about its fleet of vans. The firm is trialling the use of a Range Rover, complete with a fridge in the back, to avoid embarrassing customers by providing Tesco food from the back of a van.
A spokesman for the firm said: 'We had some feedback from customers saying that they did not want a white van outside their home. We had a word with Range Rover and they supplied us with a vehicle with a fridge in the back. It is just at the testing stage at the moment and we will make a decision based on the benefit to the customers.' The firm has fleet of 600 vans, manufactured by Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.