Anglian Water fits Ctrack to more vans
Published: 15 March, 2016
Anglian Water has extended its Ctrack vehicle tracking solution to a further 500 vans in its fleet having already achieved a host of benefits in terms of road safety, fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility.
A year after the 750 vehicles were initially fitted, the number of road accidents across Anglian Water's commercial fleet had fallen by 14 per cent, while fuel efficiency improved by 10 per cent and carbon emissions dropped by 4 per cent.
The latest retrofit takes the total number of vehicles tracked by the Ctrack Online system to 1,750.
The Ctrack web-based tracking solution includes the adoption of the Driver Behaviour Indicator (DBI), an in-vehicle device that alerts drivers to any infringements when on the road by displaying a series of traffic-light coloured warning lights.
The reporting tool captures information on driver performance and driving exceptions, enabling the company to identify areas of improvement and maximise its driver training initiative, resulting in an almost 50 per cent reduction in the number driver exceptions – such as speeding and harsh acceleration, braking and cornering.
As Anglian Water operates a zero tolerance to speeding, a bespoke speed band reporting tool has been created to enable the company to monitor incidents occurring.
Ctrack also has a dedicated professional services team that analyses all data to provide guidance on how best to drive operational improvements and achieve maximum value. This has included monitoring vehicle usage to identify any areas of underuse, so Anglian Water can take steps to reduce costs and improve residual value.
Stewart Lightbody, head of fleet services at Anglian Waters said: ‘We have worked closely with Ctrack to develop an effective tracking solution that supports our commitment to Duty of Care. The safety of our staff, other road users and pedestrians in the areas we operate is our biggest priority, so we are delighted to see such positive changes to driver behaviour. Moving forward, we are targeting a 25 per cent reduction in accidents as well further improvements in fuel efficiency.'
John Wisdom, managing director of Ctrack, said: ‘We are using our expertise in the utilities marketplace to develop a highly effective partnership with Anglian Water. By understanding their business and operational priorities, we have been able to use our industry-leading tracking solution to help achieve significant improvements in terms of fleet safety, efficiency and use.'