A family-run tea merchant is set to install telematics across its entire delivery fleet following a successful trial which identified a range of business benefits, including 10% off its fuel bill.
Ringtons, which has a fleet of 250 vehicles, is based in Newcastle and has been delivering to homes across the country since 1907.
For the past 30 years it has also been delivering to UK businesses.
The company started trialling RAC Telematics at the beginning of 2016 and operations manager Stephen Killinger said the technology can, in time, also support customer service as well driving cost savings.
He said: “Delivery schedules will be streamlined with the roll out of the RAC Telematics system and real-time delivery updates will be relayed to customers so when fully operational we can let them know the progress of their delivery.
“RAC Telematics also helps us meet health and safety obligations as our salespeople are lone workers in the sense that they are out on the road all day.
"Having RAC Telematics in the vehicles gives that extra peace of mind so that if there are problems, we’re able to locate our salespeople and our vehicle quickly, and tackle any issues that may have arisen.”