Murdock Builders Merchants cuts fuel costs by 10% with telematics

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Murdock Builders Merchants has saved 10% on fuel costs by implementing a telematics system to its fleet.

The family owned business installed a Masternaut telematics system into its fleet of 44 commercial vehicles, enabling the business to effectively track its fleet across the country.

Paul Sheppard, group fleet manager for Murdock Builders Merchants, said: “The system gives us accurate times of delivery and the ability to update customers if there are unexpected delays - and we’ve been able to make efficiency savings on fuel.”

Since installation, Murdock Builders Merchants has seen a marked improvement in driving styles and already saved in fuel costs as the system has given them complete visibility on fuel usage and driving style.

By monitoring vehicles, telematics has been helping managers to keep track of the fleet, enabling them to record information like times and dates sites were visited. This provides cast iron clarity on delivery times for customers and helps fleet managers find the nearest driver to a job location.

Steve Towe, chief commercial officer and UK managing director for Masternaut, said: “Telematics can become a vital tool to ensure a company is able to meet high customer expectations, and at the same time improve on driver behaviour across the fleet. Telematics enables you to provide a duty of care to your staff and produces savings and safety improvements across the fleet, which is important to any business.”

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