Gregory Distribution centralises fleet management with Freeway software

Gregory Distribution has implemented the latest software from Freeway Fleet Systems to centrally manage stores and workshops across the UK.

With a fleet of 750 vehicles and 1000 trailers, the Freeway system is used at seven locations. It has significantly reduced administration and allowed standard processes and procedures to be implemented across the fleet operation.

Freeway has worked with Gregory Distribution for over a decade, continually enhancing the software to meet changing and sometimes complex requirements due to the expansion of the business and the diversity of Gregory's fleet operations. Freeway provides useful Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data on the fleet and as well as Freeway generated reports, the software integrates with Gregory's IT platform for additional KPI reporting.

"The most beneficial feature for our business model is that we can centrally manage multiple stores and workshops, this has allowed us to reduce our administration overhead it also allows us to easily introduce standard process and procedure across all users," said Nick Street, Fleet Services Manager, Gregory Distribution.

"And Freeway has, through its' development, enhanced our ability to analyse costs and trends within the fleet, this allows us to identify areas of high frequency and high cost and act accordingly. The software now allows us to slice and dice reports to be able to see exactly what is important to us."

Freeway handles fleet-related financial administration and integrates with Gregory's accounts system. The software automates internal invoicing from the centralised Fleet Services Department, ensuring cost transparency for a range of business units within the group. There is also integration with parts suppliers to automate parts invoice processing, and links to the Manpack fleet operations system show vehicle availability - according to defect or routine maintenance requirements.

"For over a decade we have used Freeway and during that time it has developed and evolved into a powerful fleet/stock management tool. Our business serves a very diverse customer base and over the years we have required changes from Freeway to allow us to better manage our fleet. I think it is fair to say that Freeway has always delivered the changes needed and whenever we need a problem solving the Freeway team are always there to help," added Street.

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