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South Gloucestershire Council implements telematics as part of Carbon Management Plan

The solution forms part of the council’s Carbon Management Plan, which aims to reduce their energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and all associated costs in all council facilities and operations.

The council’s large fleet of service vehicles are a key part of their operations and a number of initiatives have been implemented to reduce their CO2 emissions, including using Trakm8’s SWIFT Fleet Management solution to improve fleet utilisation and routing.

The Trakm8 SWIFT web portal is used to monitor fleet usage as well as creating advanced vehicle utilisation reports. With scheduled routes improved and mileage reduced, South Gloucestershire Council has reduced its CO2 emissions and improved efficiencies within the fleet. This contributes to the council’s pledge to improve the quality of life for their residents through their Air Quality Action Plan.

Martin Harris, transport & procurement manager at South Gloucestershire Council, said: ‘We value or staff, community and the environment and we are always looking at ways we can improve the quality of life for our residents. Trakm8’s SWIFT Fleet Management software has helped us to improve our fleet efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint, which is part of our Carbon Management Plan.’

John Watkins, executive chairman at Trakm8, added: ‘With increasing pressures on public sector organisations, I am pleased that Trakm8 can assist South Gloucestershire Council to reduce their carbon footprint and increase efficiencies.’

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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.