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Driving performance tools deliver £216,000 of fuel savings for Telent

The company has dramatically reduced incidents of speeding, idling, harsh braking and other such efficiency failings among 250 of its drivers following the introduction of driving performance tools from TomTom.

WORKsmart fleet management combines TomTom tracking and navigation with the ecoPLUS on-board fuel diagnostic device, which reads fuel consumption data directly from vehicles on the road.

This information, along with other data such as speeding, harsh braking and steering is fed back to drivers in real time through their navigation devices to improve their style on the move. It is also available for managers in WEBFLEET, TomTom’s online fleet management software, as a live information dashboard or in a customisable report.

The WEBFLEET OptiDrive indicator combines the fuel efficiency information with speeding, idling and braking data, and scores the driver out of 10 in a column stack chart, allowing Telent to rank drivers and deliver feedback and training where it is most needed.

TomTom fleet management has also led to other operational benefits for Telent, including an 80% reduction in the time taken to allocate jobs to the right service team, which has boosted its customer service delivery and SLA compliance.

Neil Williams, Telent’s head of estates, facilities management and fleet, said: ‘Having these efficiency tools at our fingertips are generating exciting results and have led to us to recently rolling the system out across a further 450 vehicles.

‘We are anticipating significant further bottom line fuel savings over the coming months, along with substantial motor insurance premium reductions as a result of an improved fleet risk profile,’ he added.

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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.