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Pendragon Vehicle Management revolutionises fleet telematics offering with Trakm8

Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) clients are benefiting from a suite of fleet-focused services, enabling them to cut costs and streamline operations with the help of Trakm8.

The partnership with Trakm8 is bringing advanced data-led insights to PVM’s clients

Although the funding and fleet management specialist had previously offered tracking services, a growing need amongst its customers for advanced data-led insights led it to sign up Trakm8 as its telematics partner.

Since coming on board, Trakm8 is credited with having revolutionised PVM’s telematics offering for customers, enabling the company to become even more reactive and intuitive to their needs.

Tony Nicholson, PVM’s new business national account manager, said: “For our customers, vehicle assets are the lifeblood that powers their business, and as such, they want to make sure that their fleets are working as efficiently as possible, and delivering maximum return on investment.

“While the basic telematics provision of vehicle tracking is obviously a critically important consideration for fleet managers, tracking alone doesn’t provide enough insights to truly amplify efficiency, productivity and cost-effectiveness across fleets.

“Our customers increasingly need solutions that give them a deep-dive, holistic insight into vehicle health, provide ergonomic route planning and monitor driver behaviour, identifying possible training opportunities. Knowing Trakm8 could deliver all of these, and more, in one, data-rich package made them our ideal telematics partner.”

The tie-up with Trakm8 has supported PVM’s work with one of Britain’s largest household goods retailers, which maintains a fleet of more than 400 vehicles and was seeking to streamline the fuel expenditure across its fleet.

Working with Trakm8, PVM was able to develop an app-based platform for the organisation, which tracked fuel consumption against driver behaviour, enabling the business to then provide bespoke, fuel efficient-centred training to the drivers.

Nicholson continued: “Without the access to that data, provided by Trakm8 technology, we simply wouldn’t have been able to deliver such a service. Across the board, Trakm8’s data-led approach has allowed us to be more consultative with clients; an important consideration at a time when fleet managers are becoming ever more risk averse. Technology that can alert to potential problem point, be it vehicular health or driver behaviour, to vehicle cameras that provide invaluable evidence in the result of an accident, are proving to deliver fleet managers valuable peace of mind, and it’s fantastic that we can offer that to our customers, via our relationship with Trakm8.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.