Sword Dynamic Services, a Bristol-based construction company, is using Ctrack’s vehicle tracking system to drive down costs, improve customer service and operate more responsibly.
Since adopting Ctrack Online across a fleet of 10 vehicles in January – made up of vans and a JCB digger – the company says it has reduced staff costs by 12% and increased productivity by almost 10%. As a result, Sword Dynamic Services is targeting a return of investment of more than £10,000 in the first year.
The company took the decision to install a vehicle tracking system following a strong period of growth.
It needed greater visibility and control over its mobile resources and workforce to ensure construction teams arrived onsite on-time and were meeting customer requirements. Using the Ctrack Online web portal and Ctrack Mobi2 mobile tracking app, senior managers can now monitor the exact whereabouts of vehicles in real-time from both the office and on the move.
Ctrack Online’s reporting tool is enabling Sword Dynamic Services to verify timesheets and overtime claims by capturing and collating accurate working hours. This is not only streamlining financial management processes and reducing administration, but also helping the company to make payroll savings of 15%, it said.
Meanwhile, historical vehicle usage data is being used to monitor operational performance, which to date has helped achieve productivity improvements of almost 10%.
Sword Dynamic Services is also using Ctrack Online to identify any incidents of harsh or poor driving as part of its Duty of Care initiative.
In particular, the company operates a zero tolerance policy to speeding, so the tracking system is allowing it to quickly address any problem areas and better engage with employees about road safety.
By encouraging responsible driving and targeting a reduction in collisions, Sword Dynamic Services is minimising fleet risks and reducing associated insurance costs.
Steve Lillis, director of Sword Dynamic Service, said: “Ctrack Online is proving to be a valuable fleet technology solution that is improving our performance and helping us achieve significant efficiencies.
“The system is highly-functional and easy to use, while the Ctrack team is always on hand to ensure we can make the most of our investment.
“Moving forward, it will also support the expansion of the business as we open a depot in Manchester, employ new staff and grow our fleet.”