Zenith has installed TomTom’s navigation and ecoPLUS fuel monitoring devices across 119 vehicles, including 56 company cars and 63 trucks.
“We pride ourselves on taking a market leader approach when it comes to our environmental and corporate responsibility and this investment demonstrates our continuing commitment in this area. We are confident the move will not only act as a catalyst to our green credentials, but also further improve Zenith’s fleet and business efficiencies.” Michael Rayner, Zenith’s Operations Director.
They have introduced TomTom’s Optidrive, Active Driver Feedback functionality to promote eco-friendly driver behaviour and LIVE dashboard reporting to give greater visibility and to have an effect on individual driver behaviour and over all fleet trends. This will contribute to meeting the objectives of improving efficiency, cutting costs and reducing carbon footprint.
Overall, the business has benefited from £10K savings in fuel per month, which equates to over £1000 per vehicle per year, after just 6 months since installation. Efficiencies through better job dispatch has meant better response rates and an improvement in customer service; with the company now being able to provide accurate times of arrivals by using HD traffic and manage customer expectations. Excellent customer service means they can not only retain customers but win new business through exceeding customer expectations.
In terms of fuel economy the average vehicle mpg has soared from 26 to 43 in 3 months. This fantastic improvement was due to driver behaviour being monitored through the use of Optidrive and has dramatically reduced instances of speeding, idling and harsh braking and cornering.
The Active Driver Feedback function informs the driver of these events and combined with Optidrive has enabled the business to significantly reduce the amount of bad driving incidents. This allows the company to target specific driver training at the individuals at fault. These benefits combined all lead to an improved insurance risk profile.
TomTom’s ecoPLUS has allowed Zenith to manage their carbon footprint, which has resulted in a reduction in CO2 emissions from 33lbs to 24lbs per day. It also provides them with a real time view of each vehicle in the fleet, showing when and where fuel was wasted.