Solar industry specialist A Shade Greener is now tracking its 200-strong fleet using a Quartix system.
The tracking of its cars and vans, which operate throughout the country, is helping them run a more efficient and greener fleet.
With A Shade Greener running the entirety of their operations in-house, including sales, surveys, home visits, installations and post-installations, each head of department has a large and busy team to manage.
Operations manager David Wise said: “We have given each department head access to the Quartix tracking system and it has helped them immensely. They are able to keep track of their team at all times, and direct their drivers to avoid traffic or change appointments to suit locations.
“The real-time tracking has helped us allocate vehicles more efficiently. One of the features we find the most useful is the address search which enables us to quickly find the closest team to a particular location. It helps us redeploy them if necessary, offering a quicker response and a greater level of service.”
Quartix’s fleet management reports are also used to keep on top of any maintenance due on the vehicles.
“We are able to monitor how many miles our vehicles are doing which is very important when looking at when services are due. It allows us to plan maintenance to further minimise downtime.”
Being a green and eco-friendly company, reducing fuel consumption and C02 emissions is also a top priority for A Shade Greener.
Wise added: “The driving-style monitoring has helped us reduce the speed at which our employees drive, which in turn has reduced fuel consumption for the whole company."
It has also assisted in accident management and insurance claims, providing detailed information on where a vehicle was at any time and how it was being driven.