SMEs can also benefit from telematics solutions, reports TomTom WORK
Whether fleets consist of just one vehicle or one thousand, TTW is advising how telematics is delivering demonstrable cost savings, improved business efficiencies and customer satisfaction, plus reduces the amount of admin necessitated by legislative compliance.
This is shown by Battersea-based Bed Bugs, a leading authority on the growing problem of bed bugs in the urban environment, which has a fleet of four vehicles to carry technicians and equipment to infestations. The installation of the TomTom WORK system has helped reduce costs and mileage, and better enabled the company to handle the 5,000 call-outs it receives each year.
Productivity improvement has also been witnessed by Home James, a service that enables customers to go out and enjoy a drink, safe in the knowledge that they and their car will be collected and returned home safely. Using a fleet of 15 cars and a team of 40 drivers, Home James looks after between 400 and 500 customers a week.
Founder Stacy Miller commented: 'At busy times we'd expect to handle two jobs an hour, but the efficiencies we are enjoying with this system mean that we can often handle three an hour, which is a 50% productivity improvement.'
Sales manager UK, TomTom WORK, Jeremy Gould, said: 'Telematics offers all businesses operating multiple vehicles scope to improve operation efficiency, reduce costs as well as vehicle impact on the environment. Whatever industry a company is in, whether it be pest control, passenger transport, construction or medical, if its operations require the use of a vehicle, TomTom WORK's off-the-shelf products offer solutions to the vast majority of requirements.'