Deployment of telematics vehicle tracking combats rising fuel prices and reduces operating costs of UK businesses
To combat fuel costs that have risen by over 30pc in the past year, Cybit, the UK's leading online Telematics Service Provider, has announced that an increasing number of customers have reduced fuel bills by ten pc within the first three months of using Fleetstar-Online vehicle tracking.
Cybit customers that have benefited from using Fleetstar-Online include Marshalls, which has articulated savings of around 15pc and EIC, which has saved over million through a reduction in fuel use. Businesses are now faced with total operating costs that can reach up to 1.90 per mile .
Fleetstar-Online tracks fleet activity and enables businesses to see where they are being used inefficiently for example, excessive vehicle idling periods, deviations from planned routes and matching mileage driven with fuel expenditure reports.
"We realise that rising fuel costs are probably the most significant pressure coming to bear on businesses this year," commented John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director at Cybit. "Fleetstar-Online has always carried significant business benefits and we have helped many organisations reduce their operating costs while maintaining a high level of effectiveness. Reducing the impact that fuel has on a business is more essential now than ever and Cybit can help to do that."
Businesses can use the precise reports from Fleetstar-Online to implement best practices and meaningful business change that can generate immediate and significant cost savings. This can be complemented with Cybits unique Data Analyser solution, which measures long-term trends and enables integration with routing, scheduling and back office applications.
"There are several areas that businesses can look at to fight rising costs," continued John Wisdom. "The number one way to reduce fuel expenditure is to cut the number of miles travelled. One mile can cost anything up to 1.90 , depending on the vehicle type. When extrapolated across a whole fleet, it becomes easy to see how businesses can immediately cut operational cost. Other ways of saving on fuel costs include clamping down on instances of speeding, where engines burn more, and fuel reporting through data lifted from emerging CanBus technology - which gives companies precise visibility of engine and driver performance and enables driver education to optimise fuel usage."
The Customer Perspective
- Ian Lyall, Managing Director, EIC:
"The savings that we can achieve through Fleetstar-Online add up to around 275,000 and Cybit's consultants have been effective at precisely identifying where the cost savings are within our business."
- Stewart Potter, Logistics Director, Marshalls Plc:
"We have achieved significant savings by implementing Cybit's fleet tracking system - around 15pc - we are now looking for a further reduction in fuel expenditure and resulting decrease in our carbon footprint by working on a strategic level with CanBus based management reports."
- John Tindall, Plant Director, UCS Plant Hire Ltd:
"Graphical mileage reports are already helping us to pull back around 750 miles per week through route planning - which has massively reduced our fuel costs and helped take six vehicles off the road."
Fleetstar-Online is Cybit's scalable Internet-based telematics solution that features real-time vehicle tracking, exception reporting, replay mode, customised reports, mileage information, SMS messaging and live traffic information. Fleet vehicles are fitted with a small electronic in-vehicle-unit that is tracked by GPS in real-time and then transmits data to Cybits online control centre. It provides companies with a cost-effective fleet management solution, which offers users anytime, anywhere access to the system via a standard web browser.
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.
In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe's leading Telematics Service Providers (TSPs). More than 1,700 business to business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 45,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, work flow management, CanBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.
Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the worlds major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique
Cybit's PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including exploration and mining. Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.