Create Signs Optimise Fleet Usage and Meet Duty of Care Obligations

Bristolbased Create Signs has invested in TRACKER’s telematics solutions to drive down fleet and fuel costs, as well as meet their Duty of Care obligations.  Specialising in the production and installation of interior and exterior signs for industries including construction, retail and local authorities, Create Signs is already reaping the benefits of TRACKER’s pioneering fleet tracking systems.

As a small business running a fleet of five vehicles, it is essential the company provides a comprehensive and time-efficient service to its nationwide customer base. The company also wanted to better manage driver hours for overtime and ensure it was adhering to health and safety regulations whilst its employees were on the road.

Since the installation of TRACKER units in its vehicles the company has already seen a 15% increase in fuel savings, improved efficiency of its fleet by up to 10% and a reduction in insurance premiums by around 4%. In addition, the overall management of staff time has been improved by 10%.

Andy Fogg, partner at Create Signs, says “Our main reason for using TRACKER is to better time manage our hard working nationwide installation team, optimising vehicle usage, whilst balancing the efficiency of deliveries and  meeting our Duty of Care obligations to our staff. The system is also an integral part of our Sustainability Policy.

“We are working in a tough economic climate and every penny counts for a business like ours that runs a small fleet. The investment in TRACKER units has certainly paid off. Not only have we seen cost savings, but we are fully informed of where our staff are at any given time, plus we can make sure we are managing their time as efficiently as possible.”

TRACKER’s cutting edge fleet telematics solutions incorporate unique features, such as patented Transient Voltage Detection technology.  This detects electrical noise to more accurately determine when an engine is running and eliminating false ‘idling’ readings, a concern prevalent in many of today’s alternative offerings.  It also examines driver performance, a growing trend in fleet monitoring, and boasts a flexible reporting suite that can be customised to meet the specific needs of each of its customers.  TRACKER even offers battery powered modules to ensure assets which have no built-in power supply, such as mobile units and trailers, can be monitored.

Stephen Doran, Managing Director of TRACKER adds, “Create Signs demonstrates just how small business can financially benefit from investing in telematics solutions. At a time when making cost savings for a business is crucial, employing a telematics solution can be a very viable option, irrespective of the size of fleet to be monitored.”