“We have six vans going out with teams of workers across the country, and routeMaster Tracking allows me to keep an eye on where they are and what they're doing” explains director Natalie Clarke.
“I can follow the vans on a daily basis then, when the teams submit the hours they've worked, I can generate weekly reports to confirm those submissions are accurate.”
Oakley first fitted the system when cross-checking timesheets indicated that one of its employees wasn't working the hours he claimed.
His was the first vehicle to have a tracker installed and there have been no more incidents.
“It's not nice to say, but the fact is sometimes workers will try and take more hours from you than they need to.” Comments Clarke.
“They simply don't have the loyalty you might hope for.”
However, beyond tracking, Clarke says that, when switching insurance companies, she achieved a premium saving of “well over 40%”.
And she adds that security has also improved. “We've fitted the trackers to nine vehicles, three of which are plant… These are kept in a remote storage area, so now we can check whether they have moved, and whether that was with or without our authorisation.”
Valued at anywhere up to £60,000, being able to monitor the whereabouts of this machinery is a real advantage.