Independent consultancy Telematics Pro is partnering with GreenRoad Technologies to advise customers on the best use of telematics.
GreenRoad Mobile acts as a ‘coach in the cab’ alerting drivers when they undertake risky manoeuvres such as harsh braking, swerving, or sudden acceleration, by monitoring 150 different vehicle movements.
The consultancy, which covers Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and surrounding areas, has joined GreenRoad’s new reseller partner programme.
Telematics Pro is a new company that advises businesses on how to improve driver safety, increase productivity, manage fuel and running costs, with an emphasis on using telematics to achieve these goals.
Ben Peters, director of Telematics Pro, who has an extensive background in the sector, said: “Health and safety is the key driver now for installing telematics systems and GreenRoad is second to none from the driver safety point of view.
“GreenRoad Mobile is a robust telematics solution that is an interesting alternative to the hard-wired system as it offers great flexibility and total ease of use. The dashboard is a system which the market understands and is one which is in demand as a driver safety tool.
“That said people often assume that all telematics products are the same but in reality there are vast differences between products. It really does pay to get advice about what systems would best suit your business needs.”
Peters was particularly impressed with how the back end of the product had been developed. GreenRoad was founded in 2004 by two mathematicians who wanted to help fleet operators to improve driver safety and reduce overall risks and costs.
Chris Hoborwyj, director of Sales UK for GreenRoad Technologies, said: “We are delighted to welcome Telematics Pro to our reseller partner programme and look forward to a long-term working relationship with the company.
“It is always good for customers to get independent advice from an expert and we believe GreenRoad mobile is ahead in its field. It brings all of the advantages of our wired-in solution into a truly mobile format.”
Fleets using GreenRoad’s driver behaviour solution have seen dramatic drops in risky driving behaviours; falls of around 35% in accident-related costs, lower insurance costs and cuts in fuel costs of up to 15%.
GreenRoad Mobile is an app that works on smartphones or tablets, making it ideal for fleets that are leased, or for companies where staff drive their own vehicles. There is no need to install any equipment in the vehicle.
All a driver has to do is download, install and run the app on a smartphone or tablet then place that device in the cockpit of the vehicle. The app ingrains good driving habits on a daily basis until they become second nature, effecting long-term, positive, sustainable change.
As well as alerting drivers in real time, the app allows managers to access succinct, focused reports on fleet performance, enabling them to identify accident blackspots, idling hotspots and drivers who may need further coaching.