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18 June 2012

Savings worth £40,000 prompt Sun to extend telematics contract


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Fitting telematics in a fleet of 36 service vehicles has saved Sun Traffic Signals £40,000 a year, or £1,100 per vehicle per year.

That hard evidence has persuaded the company to extend its contract with its supplier, Ctrack, for a further two years.

The company is based in Somerton, Somerset, but its vehicles operate from seven depots around the country. Its central service team uses the tracking tool to identify the nearest vehicle to each incoming job, reducing mileage and improving customer response times.

Breaking the savings down into individual components, the company says fuel savings have added up to more than £15,000 a year, while reductions in administrative and communication have contributed a further £5,000.

An even greater saving has come from the ability to verify time sheets and overtime claims; this has saved £20,000 a year, the company says.

A further, unquantified benefit has arisen from the ability to use real-time and historical operational data to resolve customer enquiries and provide proof of work done.

According to managing director Roger Player: "The company was an early adopter of vehicle tracking in order to reduce costs, improve work planning and deliver best service to clients, and it has since become an essential tool."

 

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