Big boost to fleet efficiency helps AD Bly save £100,000
Construction firm AD Bly has achieved savings of £100,000
after an investment in technology helped to reduce maintenance bills, improve
driver behaviour and slash mileage.
The Knebworth-based company has implemented a joint
solution combining TomTom Telematics WEBFLEET and FleetCheck to help boost
efficiency across its fleet of 169 vans and two HGVs, with consultancy support
from TomTom reseller Auto Electrical Services.
The integration of WEBFLEET and FleetCheck means service
schedules are managed based on up-to-date information drawn from the vehicles,
including odometer readings. That helps AD Bly to conduct proactive maintenance
work, calling vehicles in immediately when work is required to prevent problems
Meanwhile, improved mileage reporting has also allowed
the company to cut down on out-of-hours use of vehicles, helping to reduce the
number of miles travelled by around 5,000 over the course of a year. Reports on
driving time and mileage per day also help AD Bly take greater control over the
safety of staff.
Adam Gamlin, fleet manager at AD Bly said: “Bringing
different data streams together in one place has helped to change the way we
work and allow us to gain greater insights into the operation of our fleet. As
a result, the transport department is better able to support the growth aims of
the wider business.”
AD Bly also targeted driver behaviour as an area of focus
across its fleet. OptiDrive 360 - a key component of WEBFLEET - provides
managers with weekly reports detailing incidences of speeding, harsh steering
and harsh braking. That allows the company to conduct detailed driver debriefs
allowing it to target any performance issues that may have a negative impact on
fuel efficiency and safety.
Meanwhile, the drivers themselves receive in-trip
feedback and predictive advice, empowering them with the information needed to
make positive changes.
Mr Gamlin added: “By unlocking a wealth of data on
driving performance, we are now in an even better position to work with our
drivers to improve their safety and help the business operate more efficiently.
Our employees reacted well to the introduction of the technology and
improvements to performance happened very quickly.
we are quickly able to identify the root causes of any performance issues and
address these with individual drivers, providing the support, advice and
training needed to help them improve.”