The Box Cleaning Company has seen savings of over £200 a week on fuel and maintenance costs after intalling a Fleetmatics workforce solution.
To serve its growing customer base across London and the south east, The Box Cleaning Company recently expanded its fleet from 10 to 20 vans. With no GPS solution in place and more vehicles to keep track of, office manager Rosalyn Elderton was faced with a number of challenges. “Before Fleetmatics came along, the only way of pinpointing our vehicles was calling our drivers, which was a time consuming and ineffective way of knowing which van was the closest to a given job.
Additionally, it was virtually impossible to receive real time updates on traffic conditions and redirect drivers accordingly,” said Elderton.
“It was not until we received a phone call from Fleetmatics that we became aware of the enormous potentials of GPS tracking: now we couldn’t even imagine running our fleet without Reveal.”
Thanks to its traffic light system, the firm is now able to visualise on Live Map if a vehicle is regularly parked to perform a job (red), running (green) or idling (yellow). “Whenever one of our vans is still for more than two minutes since ignition time, it immediately turns yellow on Live Map, which also indicates how long the vehicle is idling for,” explained Elderton.
“As our drivers are now aware of being monitored in real time, we are noticing a sharp decrease in idling practices.” The company is also alerted whenever a vehicle is used outside of working hours. “As a result, fewer drivers are now using their vans for side jobs or personal errands,” she explains.
The reduction of idling and out-of-hours use - combined with more effective fleet management - is helping The Box Cleaning Company achieve significant savings. With vehicles spending less unnecessary time on the road, fuel and maintenance costs are sharply decreasing. Elderton estimates that her firm is saving £200 a week on average.
“Fortunately Fleetmatics offered us a fantastic one-to-one phone training service, in which an expert clearly explained all the different functions of the REVEAL software and how to use – and maximise – the solution and the business-intelligence-based insights it provides.”