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Signing in: Telematics can protect people and profits



It’s a sign of the times! Telematics have been adopted to protect employees working on nationwide contracts for a signs’ company.

Bristol based Create Signs has invested in TRACKER telematics to reduce fleet and fuel costs, as well as meet their Duty of Care obligations.

A small business specialising in the production and installation of interior and exterior signs for industries including construction, retail and local authorities, Create Signs says it has already seen the benefit of fleet tracking.

As a small business running a fleet of five vehicles, the company wanted to provide a comprehensive and time-efficient service to its nationwide customer base. Create Signs also wanted to better manage driver hours for overtime and ensure it was adhering to health and safety regulations whilst its employees were on the road.

Enter a fleet tracking system for its company vehicles. Create Signs has already seen a 15% increase in fuel savings, improved efficiency of its small fleet by up to 10% and a reduction in insurance premiums by around 4%. In addition, the overall management of staff time has been improved by 10%.

Andy Fogg, partner at Create Signs, commented: “We wanted to better time manage our hard working nationwide installation team, optimising vehicle usage, whilst balancing the efficiency of deliveries and  meeting our Duty of Care obligations to our staff. The tracking system is also an integral part of our Sustainability Policy.

“Not only have we seen cost savings, but we are fully informed of where our staff are at any given time, plus we can make sure we are managing their time as efficiently as possible.”

Stephen Doran, Managing Director of TRACKER added: “Create Signs demonstrates just how a small business can financially benefit from investing in telematics solutions. At a time when making cost savings for a business is crucial, employing a telematics solution can be a very viable option, irrespective of the size of fleet to be monitored.”

Running costs are particularly important and the pence per mile costs are as important for small and big fleets alike, while business car driving advice can be very important to employees.

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