Pendragon Contracts and Trafficmaster team up for new services
The new agreement means that fleet directors and managers will be able to benefit from dynamic satellite navigation, live traffic information used to calculate the quickest route, stolen vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions.
The technology will enable fleet managers to locate drivers in real time on a map viewed on their PC, deliver traffic-avoiding routes direct to the vehicle and find the nearest driver to an address using accurate road distances. In addition, there is a facility that enables two-way messaging between driver and office, which helps managers know what drivers are currently doing such as taking lunch breaks or still working on a job. There is also the ability to set ring-fences and exception reports so that fleet managers can minimise vehicle misuse and are alerted when a vehicle enters prohibited areas.
The fleet management solution also facilitates vehicle and driver management reports. As a result, fleet operators can manage overtime better, calculate fuel usage and categorise the journey details into business and private mileage.
The programme will be supported by 24/7 dedicated personal assistants, who provide emergency and breakdown help.
Mike Roe, sales & marketing director of Pendragon Contracts, said 'As a market-leading leasing provider we wanted to ensure we could offer our clients the most comprehensive, flexible fleet management service available by an approved telematics partner. It is important that customers can integrate the system into their own programmes without any hassle and be able to monitor their vehicle journeys easily.'