Healthcare distributor cuts fuel costs by £35,000

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A specialist healthcare distributor has cut fuel expenditure by £35,000 a year by monitoring driver behaviour across its fleet of 16 vehicles.

West Midlands-based PAM Distribution has seen average fleet mpg increase by 14% having introduced TomTom Telematics’ Webfleet fleet management platform. The investment was supported by official TomTom Telematics partner Fleetview Solutions.

“Webfleet’s driver behaviour monitoring tools, which offer live performance feedback to both our drivers and management, have led to a more fuel efficient driving style with a clear reduction in incidents of speeding,” said PAM Distribution managing director Paul Matthews.

An OptiDrive stack chart in Webfleet combines fuel efficiency information with speeding, idling, harsh steering and braking data, to score and profile every driver.

Employees are empowered to correct poor driving style on the move through real-time feedback on driving style via their in-vehicle navigation devices.

The company, which delivers a range of products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and frozen plasma, has also boosted its operational efficiencies and customer service thanks to better fleet visibility, dynamic routing and job dispatch.

“Our customers often called upon us to make spur-of-moment collections during the day and we can now notify and route the most appropriate driver immediately, via his navigation device,” said Matthews.

“We previously had to call drivers, leave them messages and wait for them to call us back, at which point they may have driven out of their way or missed the junction for their next pick-up.”

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