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University of Warwick strikes telematics deal with Teletrac Navman

Teletrac Navman has agreed a deal with the University of Warwick to allow the tracking of its 130 strong fleet of vehicles.

The university’s main campus, on the border of the city of Coventry and the county of Warwickshire, stretches 1.5 miles end-to-end, requiring the continuous transportation of materials and personnel, and more than 500 drivers are tasked with utilising a diverse fleet of panel vans, tipper trucks, utility vehicles and agricultural machinery, to keep the operations and campus services running smoothly.

Not having previously used telematics, other than in its research programmes, it has implemented Teletrac Navman’s end-to-end mobile asset and fleet management solutions to gain increased visibility and real-time actionable insight to streamline operations.

Vehicle location and utilisation, driver safety, and compliance and fuel management were the key priorities for the university and Teletrac Navman has created custom reports to monitor each area.

The solution also includes Driver ID, allows the university’s drivers to present a PIN to operate authorised vehicles on campus, thus ensuring the prevention of misuse and enhancing safety and security.

Graham Hine, senior transport services manager at the University of Warwick, said: “This marks a significant milestone for the university’s transport operations, as for the first time we have a sophisticated system to provide us with the visibility and data to inform our decision making and future fleet strategy.”

Teletrac Navman’s customer success team has also been working closely with the university to understand the key performance indicators it’s looking to improve through the adoption of Teletrac Navman’s solution.

The team has since provided consultancy to guide the transport team through every stage, from planning and installation to training and ongoing proactive support calls, enabling the university to establish a strong ROI and best use of all the available tools, it says.

Hine continued: “Teletrac Navman’s expertise in digital transformation has been invaluable to us; we believe their solutions will play a pivotal role in keeping everyone on the campus and the wider community safe.

“It will also help to maximise vehicle utilisation and productivity, reduce fleet costs, and support our sustainability strategy alongside our climate emergency programme, by providing and analysing real-time carbon emissions data for our transport operations.”

Richard Lilwall, vice president and managing director at Teletrac Navman UK, added: “The University of Warwick is an institution that is known for attaining the highest standards, not just in an academic sense, but also in the services it provides for students and staff across campus.

“Supporting organisations like this is what drives our product innovation and customer service offering and we’re pleased our solution is already paying dividends for the university.”

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