Teletrac Navman, a global market leader in telematics technology, has secured a contract with logistics and materials management company, ASCO, to supply its mobile asset and fleet management technology for the optimisation of a 350-strong fleet of vehicles in the UK.
Headquartered in Dyce, Aberdeen, ASCO provides logistics and materials management services, operating across markets including new energy, decommissioning and oil and gas. The company required a telematics solution for its fleet, that would increase business compliance through tachograph downloads, increase safety with driver behaviour monitoring and reduce fuel speed and CO2 output.
ASCO selected Teletrac Navman’s TN360 AI-powered vehicle tracking software due to its ability to deliver telematics functionalities in real-time and provide simplified, smart, predictive, and actionable insights. Included within the platform is an ‘Insights’ tool, which provides platform users with visibility into business and fleet operations, to make meaningful and critical business decisions. It can be voice activated – using natural language search terms – so that users can ask a question and receive visuals results in response, enabling teams to share data and identify anomalies and patterns in their data, to make fast, efficient business decisions.
Rebecca Ogg, Buyer at ASCO, said: “We operate a large-scale and fast-paced business and needed to find a holistic telematics solution that would accommodate varied assets needs, from trucks, vans, trailers and fuel tankers. We really valued the fact that Teletrac Navman’s TN360 solution provides a much greater level of visibility into the data we capture from our fleet. And as a result, we believe this technology will provide us with a more transparent way of working with our customers and will allow both parties to be more informed, so that we can turn data into decisions that benefit both our business and our customers.”
The package includes the Pre-Trip checklist app, which simplifies the capture of maintenance and compliance information. Drivers can complete digital checklists via the app, such as vehicle pre-trip inspections and driver fit-for-duty assessments and data is automatically captured within the telematics platform. In addition, the EasyDocs app enables businesses to upload, store and share important documents across entire fleets and mobile workforces. This cloud-based filing system is specifically designed for fleets and enables staff to save time looking for documents.
Peter Millichap, Marketing Director at Teletrac Navman UK, said: “Our primary aim is to ensure that our customers can access the most relevant and accurate telematics data from their fleets, without the complexity and inefficiency of paper or spreadsheets. As the world advances across all areas to become more digital, and the transport and logistics industry pushes towards a safer and more sustainable future, it’s imperative that fleet managers can access data and make decisions for the betterment of their business and the industry as a whole. We are thrilled to have been awarded the contract with ASCO and look forward to working with them.”
ASCO has approximately 90 drivers in the UK – split between Scotland and England – and 60 personnel who will require access to the solution, ranging from admin to IT and operations to managers. All of whom will receive virtual training on the telematics solution with Teletrac Navman, which is scheduled to go live on the 1st November.
Ogg added: “As we look ahead to meeting our Net Zero Green House Gas emissions by 2040 target and make the switch to electric vans, we also see Teletrac Navman’s EV Readiness Tool being a very useful addition to our platform.”
Teletrac Navman’s EV Readiness Tool analyses all telematics data to provide operators with detailed recommendations of where electric vehicles could be adopted into their operation. Moreover, the smart algorithms behind the tool not only tell you the feasibility of switching, they also calculate the total cost of ownership of an EV switch versus the existing fleet (purchase price, residual value, taxes, insurance, maintenance, electricity costs), as well as the total CO2 and fuel savings the business would make.
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