SOLAR energy company A Shade Greener is cutting its transport costs with the help of a tracking system from Quartix.
A Shade Greener has a fleet of more than 200 vehicles operating throughout Britain in use for sales, surveys, home visits, installations and post-installations.
The company’s business van managers use the Quartix system to keep track of their teams and direct drivers to avoid traffic or change appointments, making best use of their locations.
The company says the real-time tracking has helped it to allocate vehicles more efficiently.
It says one of the most useful features is the ‘Address Search’, which allows managers to find the closest team to any given location. This helps redeploy the van if necessary, providing a quicker response and a greater level of service, and ultimately cost savings in fuel and time efficiency.
Operations manager David Wise told Business Vans: “Quartix’s fleet management reports are also used to keep on top of any maintenance due on the vehicles. We are able to monitor how many miles our vehicles are doing, which is very important when looking at when services are due. It allows us to plan maintenance to further minimise downtime.
“And the ‘Driving-Style Monitoring’ feature has helped us reduce the speed at which our employees drive, which in turn has reduced fuel consumption for the whole company.”
Quartix says its system is easy to use, and offers features including live tracking and alerts, as well as business van management reporting and driving-style monitoring. The system is available throughout the UK.