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Vehicle tracking –
a tidy investment
As cleaning contractors face the most or taking indirect firm £60,000 per year in fuel costs as well as
unfavourable economic environment for many routes and covering increasing its profits by running a considerably
years, increasing numbers are struggling to unnecessary miles. more efficient business.
meet the cost of capital.
Recent research by the
Stopping unauthorised
According to the Cleaning & Support Services Institute of Transport
Association (CSSA), the industry is battling Management (ITM)
A recent survey by ATS Euromaster suggested
with significant increases in employment costs has shown that vehicle
that up to 45% of businesses are victims of
as clients move away from value-orientated tracking cuts 14% off
Tony Neill, Executive Vice
activity in favour of price. an average fuel bill.
President of Navman
expense fraud, including missing petrol
receipts and exaggerated mileage claims.
As a consequence, companies are becoming
Saving fuel, money and the
Having full visibility and control over its
ever more discerning when it comes to
environment... mobile workforce helped one Navman
keeping a lid on costs, increasing business
Vehicle tracking can also supply employers Wireless customer operating 7 vehicles
efficiencies and improving customer service.
with detailed data not only of where vehicles eradicate unauthorised use of company
Investment in innovative technologies can play
are, but of how they are being driven too. vehicles – saving the firm £31,000 per year.
a major role in helping companies achieve
This allows companies to significantly lower
Investing in your future...
these goals. At the fore of these technologies
fuel costs as well as important knock-on
According to the CSSA, with margins in the
for organisations running fleets - whether two
reductions in carbon emissions.
cleaning sector remaining depressed, investment
vehicles strong or two hundred - is vehicle
in new technologies isn’t a priority for many.
Fuel cost-saving features include over speed
reports which provide detailed information on
However, with vehicle tracking the returns on
Improving efficiency,
how economically vehicles have been driven –
investment are compelling - by cutting just
increasing productivity... a valuable tool considering recent research
four miles a day in avoidable mileage for a
The effectiveness of vehicle tracking in reducing has shown that driving at 90mph can use as
transit van, businesses can expect to save
operating costs, improving efficiency and much as 60% more fuel than at 70mph.
enough on fuel alone to pay for the technology.
increasing productivity is well documented.
With evidence suggesting that every 10
Here at Navman Wireless, we regularly see
Companies can save hundreds of thousands of minutes of vehicle idling burns one tenth of a
businesses have their initial costs returned in
pounds through enhanced vehicle routing, the litre in fuel, users will also benefit from alerts
just three to six months.
elimination of private or unauthorised mileage that show when vehicles are stationary but
and the better allocation of vehicles to jobs. engines have been left running.
Consequently, vehicle tracking systems are
increasingly becoming a must have, rather
Increases in productivity are generated in a One Navman Wireless customer recently
than a nice-to-have, technology and with it
number of ways. For instance, Navman calculated a saving of more than £25,000 a
businesses are set to emerge from the current
Wireless’s combined tracking, messaging and year by cutting back on vehicle engine idling
economic downturn stronger than ever.
navigation technology makes vehicles visible times alone.
at the click of a mouse – allowing companies
Vehicle tracking also helped a Lancashire
are to locate, communicate and direct drivers
based waste management company reduce its
to the nearest job within seconds.
carbon emissions by a massive 9.7 tonnes per
This negates the need for employees to plan year after shrinking its vehicles’ overall fuel
routes in advance and stops them getting lost consumption. The introduction has saved the
The future of our cleaning industry |TOMORROW’S CLEANING |
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