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Blu-3 to use WEBFLEET to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions

The firm is using the technology on vehicles from cars to 32-tonne rigid trucks to monitor fleet location, activity and efficiency.

The technology will play an important role in London-based Blu-3’s plans to demonstrate a commitment to greener, safer and more efficient performance as it bids for silver status under the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

FORS silver status is awarded by Transport for London to operators that have systems in place to improve a range of safety and environmental criteria.

‘The monitoring of key performance indicators holds the key to reducing our carbon footprint,’ said Blu-3 (UK) Ltd’s transport manager Matthew Bennett. ‘TomTom Telematics’ system offers the tools to achieve this and make smarter business decisions, while also delivering a wealth of additional benefits to cut costs and improve operations.’

The ecoPLUS fuel diagnostic device reads fuel consumption data directly from the vehicle to provide data on CO2 emissions and insights into individual and fleet mpg.

This information, along with data on speeding, harsh braking and steering, is fed back to managers in WEBFLEET who can coach drivers to improve fleet performance. Engine trouble code alerts, meanwhile, notify Blu-3’s fleet department in real time of vehicle problems that may arise – helping reduce maintenance costs and improve driver safety.

Bennett added: ‘TomTom Telematics’ advanced, future-proofed technology, along with its enviable reputation for reliability, sealed our decision to invest.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.