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Pan-European telematics system to save fleets time and money

Dubbed Fraikin Vision, the web-based system has been developed by the commercial vehicle fleet management and transport solutions provider to enable fleets to keep track of driver status, vehicle locations, journey history and progress, journey speeds and traffic updates, enabling them to optimise routes, loads, drop rates and to monitor driver behaviour.

Fraikin Vision is offered at three different levels of service, from the basic Vision Track through Vision Eco to its flagship offering, Vision+, which is the first integrated service to offer comprehensive management information in real time.

The basic offering, Vision Track, provides second-by-second updates with a range of automated reports and customised alerts.

Vision Eco offers extra information about the fuel use and carbon footprint of vehicles, as well as information about individual drivers’ abilities to deliver good fuel economy. Web-based reporting helps the driver understand how well he is performing and allows the customer to understand long-term trends.

Vision+ customers will enjoy the most up-to-date telematics tools that enable them to analyse data across fleets, operating sites, regions, divisions, countries and companies.

As well as having Google ™ maps with StreetView and Fleetstar Mobile Application, Fraikin Vision+ offers reminders for the scheduling of vehicle maintenance.

Colin Melvin, Fraikin’s strategic customer development director, said: ‘Telematics provides an invaluable tool to help fleet managers run efficient and effective operations and Fraikin Vision is a new pan-European solution that can truly make a difference to a business’s bottom line.

’Fraikin Vision can not only help a fleet manager to optimise the deployment of a fleet, minimise mileage and avoid traffic jams, it also provides a valuable insight into how well individual drivers are performing.

‘Aggressive stop-start driving is the biggest waste of fuel, for example: adopting a smooth driving style can cut up to 15% off fuel bills. Fraikin Vision helps fleet managers to identify and improve driving practices.’

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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.