Grass is greener for Paynes Turf with fleet control
Published: 22 October, 2015
Turf and topsoil supplier Paynes Turf is using vehicle tracking to keep customers in Essex and Suffolk informed of delivery times to help new turfs get delivered in prime condition and laid without delay.
The real-time GPS tracking system, designed and supplied by the Northampton based telematics specialist Verilocation, is fitted to each of Paynes' seven delivery vehicles and automatically monitors time spent travelling to and in between jobs.
The custom-built, web-based telematics platform also enables Paynes to monitor individual driver and vehicle performance.
‘We are a family firm with three generation's experience of delivering turf,' says partner John Payne.
‘Times and technology change and we change with it. Turf, however, will always be more or less the same and must be treated properly to get the best long term results.
‘This system helps us to stay ahead of the traffic and keep clients in the loop to ensure prompt deliveries and fast installation. Also, it has the bonus of providing a suite of vehicle and driver performance information so we can fine-tune where necessary. It keeps customers happy and enables us to run an efficient operation.'