Property management and construction specialists Oakley Industrial Services has kept driver hours in check and premiums down by fitting Routemaster Tracking.
Natalie Clarke, director at Oakley, said: "We have six vans going out with teams of workers across the country, and Routemaster Tracking allows me to keep an eye on where they are and what they're doing.
“I can follow the vans on a daily basis then, when the teams submit the hours they've worked, I can generate weekly reports to confirm those submissions are accurate.”
Oakley first fitted the system when they discovered by cross-checking timesheets that one of their employees wasn't working the hours he claimed.
His was the first vehicle to have a tracker installed and there have been no more incidents of this kind since.
Clarke said: “It's not nice to say, but the fact is sometimes workers will try and take more hours from you than they need to.
“They simply don't have the loyalty you might hope for.”
There have been other additional benefits too - mentioning the presence of the AGM equipment when, for instance, switching insurance companies helped gain Oakley a saving of well over 40% compared to the previous year's premiums.
Clarke added: “We've fitted the trackers to nine vehicles, three of which are actually plant.
“These are kept in a remote storage area rather than on our own premises, so now we can check whether they have moved, and whether that was with or without our authorisation – even with the ignition off.”