Logistics firm Corporate Solutions has saved 8.1% on fuel with an integrated fuel card and telematics solution from TomTom Telematics and BP.
The Birmingham-based company, which provides temperature controlled and ambient distribution services, introduced BP FleetMove Pro across its 100-strong HGV fleet in June 2017.
The new integrated system combines BP fuel card information with vehicle location, fuel consumption, driver behaviour and vehicle maintenance data from TomTom Webfleet.
Instead of checking thousands of individual fuel card transactions manually every year, the company now receives fuel card exception reports. These highlight, at a glance, if there is an anomaly that might indicate fraudulent card use, such as when a fuel card transaction and vehicle location do not match.
Webfleet’s integral OptiDrive 360 functionality meanwhile – which gives drivers in-cab feedback and advice on a number of key indicators affecting fuel efficiency, including speeding, idling, sudden braking and harsh steering – has helped improve fleet mpg by 9.2%.
In addition, weekly fuel consumption reports have highlighted a clear correlation between fuel wastage due to idling and number of accidents, triggering targeted driver training.
Stuart Payne, commercial director at Corporate Solutions, said: “Combining different streams of data in this way makes everyone’s life easier, helping us to save time and reduce operating costs.”
Further benefits to the company include Webfleet alerts that highlight when any of the vehicles’ dashcam cameras are no longer working, helping to plug any evidence gaps for future insurance claims.
Scheduled integration with the incumbent routing and scheduling system means the company will soon be able to send drivers directions to the most appropriate BP stations on each route to help them get the best fuel deals.