Wincanton expands MiX technology to home delivery fleet17 February 2020

Wincanton has invested in 360-degree cameras and telematics technology for its home delivery fleet, which serves major customers such as Marks & Spencer.

The operator’s vehicles used for deliveries of furniture and soft furnishings to customers across the UK are now equipped with the hardware, supplied by MiX Telematics.

The latest roll-out follows Wincanton’s signing of a three-year deal with MiX in 2018 for its main 1,800-strong fleet (see link below).

The home delivery fleet now has cameras recording in all directions on every journey, with footage accessible by transport managers in near real time. The recordings are used to improve driver behaviour and boost fuel performance, measuring incidents such as acceleration, braking and speed to provide a score for each driver.

Paul Durkin, director of home and eFulfilment at Wincanton, says: “The telematics technology will benefit our drivers and help them to continue to deliver the market-leading service our customers are used to. By recording footage, we can tailor training to meet individuals’ needs and really promote keeping themselves and others safe.

“There’s also a benefit in terms of efficiency across the fleet. With accurate data, we can give detailed feedback and optimise every mile we cover, reducing our impact on the environment.”

Wincanton reported an 84% improvement in drivers’ scores in 2018/19, when it first installed the technology in the main fleet.

Laura Cork

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