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Fraikin launches telematics system

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Fleet management provider Fraikin has introduced a new state-of-the-art telematics system to help fleet managers get the best performance from their vehicles and drivers.

Fraikin Vision records a host of information which it says can be used to deliver substantial cost savings and a better service to customers by capturing feedback on the performance of the fleet.

The system is web-based so customers can access it from any computer with a link to the internet and see exactly where their fleet is in real time by viewing an online map.

At the click of a mouse, they can keep track of driver status, vehicle locations, journey history and progress, journey speeds and traffic updates, enabling them to optimise routes, loads, drop rates and to monitor driver behaviour.

Fraikin Vision is offered at three different levels of service: Vision Track, Vision Eco and its flagship offering Vision+, which offers comprehensive management information in real time.

The basic offering, Vision Track, provides second-by-second updates with a range of automated reports and customised alerts.

Vision Eco offers extra information about the fuel use and carbon footprint of vehicles, as well as information about individual drivers’ abilities to deliver good fuel economy. Web-based reporting helps the driver understand how well he is performing and allows the customer to understand long-term trends.

Vision+ customers will enjoy the most up-to-date telematics tools that enable them to analyse data across fleets, operating sites, regions, divisions, countries and companies.

As well as having Google maps with StreetView and Fleetstar Mobile Application, Fraikin Vision+ offers reminders for the scheduling of vehicle maintenance.

Colin Melvin, strategic customer development director at Fraikin, said: “Fraikin Vision can not only help a fleet manager to optimise the deployment of a fleet, minimise mileage and avoid traffic jams, it also provides a valuable insight into how well individual drivers are performing.

“Aggressive stop-start driving is the biggest waste of fuel, for example: adopting a smooth driving style can cut up to 15% off fuel bills which is a significant saving. Fraikin Vision helps fleet managers to identify and improve driving practices.”

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