Fleet management technology has helped a leading security installation company reduce its fuel consumption by 12,000 litres in just 12 months.
Christie Intruder Alarms (CIA) introduced a TomTom fleet management solution to cut fuel costs, simplify admin and prove vehicle usage for tax purposes by accurately differentiating business from private mileage.
“Through improved routing between customers, reduced engine idling by avoiding traffic congestion, reduced speeding and the better allocation of vehicles to jobs, the company has recorded an outstanding £22,000 saving over the course of one year,” said Andy Jenkins, CIA technical director.
“The system has made our business more efficient and improved our environmental impact.”
CIA, which operates a fleet of 80 vehicles and boasts a 100-strong workforce, has installed TomTom tracking units paired with GO navigation devices for two-way messaging and live traffic information through TomTom’s HD Traffic service.
Audible alarms on the sat nav devices prompt drivers to switch them on when they enter their vehicles and to select whether they are making private or business journeys.
“Our customers love it,” added Jenkins. “Being in a position to provide them with accurate arrival times has been fantastic.”