Denton & Nickels rates Telogis as driver for change 21 December 2016

Doncaster-based construction and building maintenance specialist Denton & Nickels is reporting improved productivity, customer service and fuel consumption since deploying cloud-based fleet management system Telogis Fleet.

Denton & Nickels marketing manager Brian O’Sullivan says the system has had a major impact on driver operations, with managers monitoring when vehicles exceed thresholds, such as speeding, harsh braking and idling.

“Our drivers are brand ambassadors so we need to ensure that, when our vehicles are on the road, they are safe and responsible,” states O’Sullivan.

“With Telogis Fleet we’ve been able to introduce driver scorecards, which present information specific to driver behaviour via a dashboard,” he continues.

And he explains that setting up a driver of the month scheme, with gift voucher incentives, as well as a related driver buddy scheme, has turned dashboard information into positive action.

That, in turn, has driven improvements in the firm’s fuel consumption, and hence also carbon footprint, by bearing down, for example, on excessive idling and unnecessary miles.

“A green fleet is a priority for us,” comments O’Sullivan. “We work with many public sector organisations so it is a shared ethos.

“Through Telogis Fleet, we have been able to closely monitor emissions and how much fuel is spent per vehicle, showing us where reductions can be made.”

And he adds that Telogis is helping the organisation to optimise routes for field workers, determining the shortest, most economical distances between locations – and so ensuring not only improved productivity but also that the nearest worker with the right skills and equipment can be dispatched.

“Telogis Fleet has enhanced how our planning teams can organise and dispatch field workers,” confirms O’Sullivan. “This is especially useful in situations where there is an emergency call out.”

Built on scalable software and said to be capable of integrating with other business management software, Telogis Fleet offers a data-driven, near real-time view of fleet operations.

It also provides tailored reporting, including alerts for maintenance upgrades and productivity records of service, such as start times, job completion and driving time.

Brian Tinham

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