One of Scotland’s leading engineering solutions providers, WGM Engineering Group has cut fuel costs by 22 per cent across its 90-strong fleet of vans using TomTom Telematics’ fleet management platform.
Fuel efficiency has improved from 33.8 mpg to 36 mpg since the system was first installed 12 months ago, thanks to new insights on managing driver behaviour.
Idling time has also dropped by 27 per cent, from 11 minutes per day to only eight minutes per day, while speeding time has been slashed by 90 per cent, from an average one per cent of driving time to only 0.10 per cent of driving time.
The company, which offers a complete turnkey solution for mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, has engineers on call 24/7/365, often travelling to remote areas to carry out repairs and maintenance.
TomTom’s fleet management platform WEBFLEET allows the company to monitor a wide range of KPIs, including speeding incidents, idling, arrival and departure times on site and real time planning.
“We began to see results immediately,” said Yvonne Thompson, Head of HR at WGM. “Drivers quickly realised the benefits for them, as well as for the company, in making use of the OptiDrive 360 reporting tool, which monitors driver behaviour recording incidents such as speeding, harsh braking and idling.”
“We are now able to show both existing and prospective customers that we can track the exact arrival times on site and the length of stay. Such transparency is a powerful tool in reinforcing our commitment to customer service and also demonstrates transparency.”
WEBFLEET also integrates seamlessly with WGM’s vehicle maintenance software Fleetcheck, enabling mileage for each vehicle to be updated to monitor service and maintenance.
The responsive nature of the business means that the ability to route plan in real time is a major bonus for the engineering team’s job planners. “Sometimes planning changes hour by hour and the ability to check where a particular engineer is located at a specific
time has really helped to streamline our planning process and improve accuracy on arrival times,” said Yvonne.
“As a management information tool, the ease of use of the analytics and the ability to drill down and compare one vehicle trip to another, really helps us to define what is going on. It provides factual information from an HR perspective, too. The support we had from the reseller during the sales and implementation was superb. The whole experience with TomTom Telematics has been absolutely brilliant for us.”