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Case study: using telematics to cut speeding and improve safety


Essex-based haulage firm, KBC Logistics, which operates a fleet of 120 44-tonne articulated trucks, has seen a dramatic decrease in the incidence of speeding by its drivers.
Thanks to a risk management initiative, which saw the adoption of WEBFLEET, the TomTom Telematics fleet management platform, speeding has dropped by 95%.

David Ashford, Transport and Compliance Manager, KBC Logistics

David Ashford, KBC Logistics

David Ashford, Transport and Compliance Manager, KBC Logistics, said: “With WEBFLEET we have been able to address poor driving performance and improve our safety risk profile by having clear, real-time, insights into our drivers’ behaviour behind the wheel. In addition to reduced instances of speeding, we have also witnessed a marked reduction in harsh steering and braking.”

WEBFLEET contains a module that scores drivers based on a range of key performance indicators, and KBC are using daily colour-coded (red, amber, green) reports to help identify areas for improvement.

As well as the improvements in safety, and better driving, KBC has also seen an increase in productivity, with the average number of daily journeys up from around 100 to 150 – peaking at 170 trips per day.

“With a rapidly expanding vehicle fleet we needed a system that could give us clear fleet visibility to help us optimise operational efficiency and meet strict customer ETAs,” added Ashford.

“WEBFLEET’s accurate ETAs, based on highly accurate traffic and historic road use data, enable us to better plan and complete follow-up jobs. By adding destination addresses to orders and sending all job details to drivers’ in-cab terminals, we can also save time by automatically routing them to customers.”

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