Schindler, a provider of elevators, escalators and moving walkways, has adopted a telematics solution from Ctrack as part of its road safety and risk management strategy within the UK.
The company will use Ctrack Online to track a fleet of 357 vans, operated by its nationwide network of lift maintenance and repair engineers, with the aim of reducing traffic collisions and lowering insurance costs.
Schindler will use Ctrack’s Driver Behaviour Indicator (DBI), a dashboard-mounted feedback system, that alerts drivers to any infringements when on the road.
The DBI device will display a cumulative number of traffic light coloured warning lights, accompanied by an audible signal, to draw attention to any harsh driving, speeding or excess idling. A sustained period of responsible driving will enable a driver to clear the lights.
A driver league table will allow Schindler to compare performance across the fleet to identify areas of improvement.
As a result, the company will be able to target under-performing drivers with appropriate training and engagement, while the company will use the added insight to reduce operational risk within the business.
Access will also be provided to Schindler’s insurance partner, HDI Global, to ensure it has the necessary levels of cover and support the claims management process.
Richard Paulin, procurement specialist at Schindler, said: “Safety is a top priority for us and we adhere to strict safety codes and standards for all our products and services.
"We also recognise the importance of protecting our employees and the communities we operate in, so it was important to enhance this commitment to ensure we operate a highly responsible vehicle fleet.
"We have worked closely with Ctrack to develop and implement an innovative telematics systems that will help us minimise vehicle-related risk, reduce accidents and drive down insurance costs.”