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IQA Group installs FleetMatics tracking system

FleetMatics has announced that IQA Group selected FleetMatics’ GPS tracking to effectively develop better customer service practices. The GPS tracking technology will offer IQA Group more visibility into day-to-day fleet operations making it easier to ensure fast and efficient service to customers.

IQA Group developed a high reputation in the utilities and electrical contracting industry by following the “IQA Way” of doing business. The “IQA Way” stresses quality services, customer satisfaction, continuous improvements, integrity and valuing employees. The company wanted to improve upon this ideology and believed GPS fleet tracking could help the company further its commitment to its customers and employees. After researching several GPS providers, IQA Group chose to install the FleetMatics GPS Tracking System on its 45 vehicles.

“None of the other companies we evaluated had all the requirements we needed for our business,” said Allen Feeney, IT and marketing coordinator for IQA Group. “FleetMatics GPS has everything we need and more.”

Using FleetMatics GPS, IQA Group can keep a close eye on the exact location of every vehicle in its fleet and ensure drivers take the fastest routes possible. The company has a monitor in the office lobby so all personnel are well aware of the fleet’s performance. As a result, routing has significantly improved.

“Our guys have really improved routing and driving performance,” said Feeney. “We’ve really seen a big improvement in our customer care.”

In addition, FleetMatics gives dispatchers the ability to assign jobs in a way that maximises productivity, since client appointments are constantly being added or changed throughout the day.

“Clients like to know that we keep an eye on our fleet,” said Mr. Feeney. “They can see that we are trying to improve as a business.”

With efficient routing and dispatching comes the added benefit of reduced fuel costs and improved customer service. Fewer miles travelled between jobs means that no fuel is wasted on “scenic” journeys and drivers arrive to job sites more quickly than ever. In addition, FleetMatics GPS monitors idle times, which has helped IQA save further on fuel and avoid fines for excessive idling.

“We have experienced significant savings since installing FleetMatics. Our average monthly fuel costs have decreased by 10%,” said Feeney. “We are quite pleased with that. The initial improvements have been so good that we haven’t had time to see everything else the system can do for us!”

“We are delighted to win IQA Group’s business. Our track record proves that our software works very effectively with field service contractors such as IQA Group,” says Allan McLean, sales director for Scotland. “Our up-to-the-minute historical reporting will ensure an enhanced level of customer support for IQA Group’s clients. Service companies like IQA Group are using our software to drive down fleet operation costs ensuring a more competitive service, everybody wins.”

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