TRACKING technology is helping a leading building services business improve its road safety.
Gratte Brothers is using the Quartix vehicle tracking system across its fleet of vans, and has halved accident rates as a result.
Vans run by the group’s catering, security service and maintenance companies are all using Quartix, and according to Gratte’s Deputy Group Facilities Manager Danny Alborough the system’s ability to determine areas for improvement, such as regulating speed and ensuring road safety, have proven a major boon.
accident rates have plummeted from 35 in 2012 to 15 last year
“We use the Speeding Reports to reduce speeding on motorways and in towns, and the data provided by the Quartix system helped us bring our average top speeds down by 17 per cent,” Alborough says.
As a result accident rates have plummeted, from 35 in 2012 to 15 last year. “This has been hugely beneficial for us with regards to our drivers’ road safety, which we deem to be very important,” he adds.
“We were keen to inspire safer driving with the aid of telematics and the Quartix system allows us to do that. As a result, our drivers are now much more careful on the road.”
Gratte has also benefited from the Quartix system’s reports on utilisation and idling times. These show vehicle movement and fuel usage, while Geofencing alerts guard against any fear of vehicle theft by highlighting unusual activity involving the vans.