Telematics cuts insurance costs for Zip Water

Zip Water UK van on the road

Driving performance data from TomTom Telematics has helped Zip Water UK cut annual insurance costs by more than £30,000.

It has made the savings across its 120-strong mixed fleet following the introduction of Webfleet, the fleet management system from TomTom Telematics.

TomTom says that by using Webfleet and its OptiDrive 360 solution, which scores drivers based on key performance indicators and provides them with real-time feedback and advice, Zip Water has witnessed a significant reduction in road traffic collisions.

“Having the tools in place to promote a safer driving style among our van and car drivers has led to a much-improved fleet risk profile, a 15% reduction in insurance premiums thanks to reduced claims, and a welcome fillip to our employee duty of care,” said Graham Short, fleet manager at Zip Water UK.

“Furthermore, we have seen a demonstrable improvement in fleet mpg, along with a sizeable reduction in our vehicle maintenance bills, including tyres and brake wear.”

Zip Water drivers are now also using the Webfleet Logbook app on their smartphones to keep accurate journey logs, rather than having to complete manual mileage sheets at the end of each day. The drivers validate their journey information and select whether the trips they have made are for business or private purposes.

Short added: “The value and efficiency gains that the telematics system has delivered to our business have been considerable. These have been recognised across our entire workforce – from the field to the back office.”

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