In addition to reducing fuel spend, another prominent benefit of a vehicle tracking system is reducing vehicle maintenance costs. This can be tackled a number of ways: using the data to eliminate unnecessary or unauthorised trips to reduce mileage, ensuring the vehicles are driven in a way that doesn’t put too much strain on them, reducing the risk of accidents, the list goes on. You can also integrate tracking systems with maintenance reminders for MOTs, use them to plan vehicle downtime and encourage regular checks.
A good vs bad driving style can save £2,000 per vehicle in repairs costs, as demonstrated by one of our larger customers, John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance.
The firm employs over 500 staff and manages over 250 vehicles across the UK, providing complete landscape solutions to a range of sectors, including commercial and local authority. The company has always been mindful of the impact its business has on the environment. Minimising that impact was just one of the principles leading the management team to implement vehicle tracking all the way back in 2004. The technology remains intrinsic to optimising fleet operations today.
“Vehicle tracking lets you take control of your fleet, improve operational efficiency and manage costs, safety and time”
Matt O’Conner, Director
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance