Blu3, a London-based civil engineering company, is to introduce TomTom Telematics' Webfleet system as part of measures in place to achieve Freight Operator Recognition Scheme silver status.
FORS silver status is awarded by Transport for London to operators that have systems in place to improve a range of safety and environmental criteria.
To help meet these standards, the company aims to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions using TomTom Telematics' Webfleet platform to monitor fleet location, activity and efficiency.
Blu-3 – currently accredited with FORS bronze status – has rolled out TomTom Telematics’ tracking and diagnostic devices across a 125-strong vehicle fleet, which ranges from cars to 32 tonne rigid trucks.
“The monitoring of key performance indicators holds the key to reducing our carbon footprint,” said transport manager Matthew Bennett.
The ecoPLUS fuel diagnostic device reads fuel consumption data directly from the vehicle to provide data on CO2 emissions and insights into individual and fleet mpg.
This information, along with data on speeding, harsh braking and steering, is fed back to managers in Webfleet who can coach drivers to improve fleet performance. Engine trouble code alerts, meanwhile, notify Blu-3’s fleet department in real time of vehicle problems that may arise – helping reduce maintenance costs and improve driver safety.