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Maggots + Minorplanet = money

'GONE fishing' will cut no ice as an excuse among drivers at a Worksop-based company that is using satellite tracking to follow its fleet around the country as it delivers maggots.

It may be hard to swallow, but Eurobait's 10 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and two lorries deliver 256 million maggots every week. And there's nothing fishy about the reasons behind the sophisticated tracking system, as Eurobait managing director Mark Hammond explained.

'Since installing the Minorplanet Vehicle Management Information system I have been able to enforce a safer driving policy, which in turn gives me a better fuel consumption. After careful analysis of the VMI system and some small changes to the fleet, my fuel bill is around £1,500 better off each month.'

He added that the satellite tracking system had helped him improve the company's customer service by providing more accurate delivery times to clients.

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