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Driver scoring helps cut speeding and costs

A Warwickshire-based facilities management company is rolling out driver behaviour analysis from Trakm8 Prime across its van fleet after seeing a reduction in speeding and overheads.

Trakm8 Prime combines GPS tracking with business and private mileage management as well as vehicle health alerts

Trakm8 Prime combines GPS tracking with business and private mileage management as well as vehicle health alerts

FMS Integrated Building Services Ltd previously ran tracking technology from another firm but saw many benefits from trialling Trakm8 Prime. This includes for the driver behaviour scoring, which creates a unique result for each driver, based on factors such as speeding, sharp cornering, harsh acceleration and heavy braking.

Katie Morris, helpdesk manager for FMS, explained: “We have seen a marked decrease in incidences of speeding. There has also been a significant increase in the life span of the van brake pads, as our engineers are driving much more smoothly now. When we started, their driver scores probably average in the low 60s; now they are in the mid-80s.”

The firm is also putting the vehicle tracking functionality to excellent use.

“Vehicle tracking enables us to quickly verify the engineer’s time sheets, as we can see exactly when they arrived at and departed from a customer’s premises,” said Morris. “It is also extremely useful for emergency call-outs, as I can immediately locate the nearest engineer and get them to the customer as quickly as possible.”

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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.