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Masternaut promises 10% cost reduction from telematics consultancy service

Masternaut is promising a minimum 10% cost reduction by using its telematics consultancy service, which aims to help businesses implement telematics and get as much benefit as possible from the system.

The Change Management Practice, which launched last year, is aimed at businesses either introducing telematics for the first time or refreshing their businesses approach.

Companies which have you used it so far include Balfour Beatty, Speedy Hire, Office Team, United Technologies and PH Jones.

Programmes are centred on risk management, fuel savings, fleet utilisation, process engineering health and safety, emission management and employee communication.

The service is designed to share experience and fill the gap between telematics project management and in-life contract management.

The practice is headed up by Masternaut’s head of change management Mike Hemming, who reports to professional services director, Richard Tindle.

Tindle said: “Our Change Management Practice provides significant return on investment for businesses with large fleets. We will aim for a 10% cost reduction as a minimum. It’s something we’ve been offering clients for over a year so we have built up significant experience. Our clients in deploying or refreshing the solution have seen the value of engaging with the business at every level and it helps us drive ROI deeper and faster.

“What's often overlooked by telematics providers is bringing employees on board and demonstrating that it isn’t a ‘big brother’ exercise, but a programme that can help them and the business. Telematics is no longer the preserve of the fleet manager or depot manager; the likes of HR, Finance and the CEO want to see the benefits across the business, so preparing properly and following up post implementation is essential to ensure all parties get what they want out of the system.

“Communication is the key and is what we’ll spend more time doing than anything else. Our aim is to help companies to get their drivers to understand how to drive more efficiently and to understand why we’re doing the installs.”

As part of a typical change management project, Masternaut carries out a benchmarking and calibration process to ensure that drivers have the correct set-up for their vehicle type and driving style.

The practice team produces training booklets for employees and engages with unions or workers’ councils to ensure they understand how the implementation will work.

Following implementation, the Masternaut consultants work closely with customers to ensure the benefits are sustained and ‘bad habits’ in driver behaviour don’t return.


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