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Fleet Service GB launches new dashboards

Marcus Bray, Fleet Service GB

Intelligent integrated online dashboards delivering real-time critical headline data on vehicles and drivers have been launched by Fleet Service Great Britain (Fleet Service GB).

Introduced under the fast-growing technology-led co-ownership company’s umbrella brand, Achieve, fleet management and driver management dashboards join the previously launched maintenance management and crash management portals.

Developed in partnership with customers, the client-bespoke dashboards aim to deliver all critical information across all key operations in easy to understand numerical and graphic formats, while simultaneously highlighting action areas.

Marcus Bray (pictured), head of sales at Fleet Service GB, which has more than 7,500 cars, vans, HGVs, trailers and drivers under management, said: “Fleet Service GB is harnessing technology to measure vehicle and driver data and performance in real-time.

“Through intelligent integrated solutions, fleet decision-makers are able to access ever single aspect of data on their fleet and drivers via a straightforward online dashboard to drive down operating costs and ensure maximum compliance.”

The newly launched Achieve Fleet Management dashboard identifies all area of vehicle and driver-related administration in a single portal including vehicle acquisition and disposal, Vehicle Excise Duty, servicing and MoT information and motoring-related fines incurred by drivers.

The recently launched Achieve Driver Management dashboard identifies which employees have authority to drive, driver-influenced vehicle costs and a company’s best and worst drivers using a number of key intelligent parameters including: points on driving licences and number and type of crashes.

Achieve Maintenance Management and Achieve Crash Management dashboards, both launched late last year, identify critical information that respectively includes: vehicle pence per mile costs and vehicle servicing and maintenance data providing in-depth trend and predictive analysis and aiding compliance; and detailed information on types of crashes drivers are having, a heat map of incident locations and crash data by day, time and driver.

Fleet Service GB’s in-house IT team has used members’ skill and knowledge to design and build the technology in dialogue with customers.

Stannah, the UK’s leading independent supplier of lift products supplying goods as diverse as loading systems, service lifts, platform lifts, homelifts and stairlifts, outsources the maintenance management of its fleet of more than 700 company cars and vans to Fleet Service Fleet Service GB.

Martin Carter, group information systems director in charge of the fleet, who was instrumental in assisting with development of the dashboards, said: “We want to collect data so we can exactly identify what our costs are and can then effectively and efficiently manage the fleet and drivers.

“We also want a partner that understands what we are aiming to do and then get on and do it for us. In terms of developing and introducing the dashboards that is exactly what Fleet Service GB has done.”

Vacant property management and maintenance specialists VPS UK, which is headquartered in Oldham with service centres across the UK, has almost 650 cars and commercial vehicles under management with Fleet Service GB and more than 900 drivers registered on the Achieve programme.

Head of fleet Steve Mulvaney, who also played a key role in development of the dashboards, said: “All headline data relating to every vehicle and driver is available in a straightforward visual style at my fingertips. Should I require more detailed information on any vehicle or driver or aspect of the fleet I can easily drill down.

“Crucially, the fact that Fleet Service GB has developed and designed the dashboards in-house means that I can sit down with the IT team, discuss what I require and they then undertake the work. That means dashboard development is hugely efficient and totally in tune with the wishes of myself and other customers, who are effectively a user advice group.”

Bray concluded: “Dialogue with our customers is continuous and so we have a programme to introduce other dashboards and implement upgrades and enhancements to existing ones as and when required. Technology and data access is not the future; it is the here and now and Fleet Service GB is leading the way.”

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