Urbaser tracks fleets via Fleetclear

Environmental services company Urbaser is working with Fleetclear on contracts across the UK to enhance the safety of its vehicle fleets and monitor collection services.

In the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, 12 frontline vehicles, including sweepers, tippers and vans, have been equipped with the Fleetclear Connect tracking and telematics system.

Graham Tidy, contract manager at Urbaser, said: “We plan to use the system to improve routing and work allocation, which will allow us to respond quicker to ad-hoc works such as fly tipping. Fleetclear Connect will also help us to analyse driver behaviour to ensure safe driving practice is followed, and fuel usage to improve the sustainability of the fleet.

“We also intend to look at additional integration opportunities between Fleetclear and the vehicles, to see if we can obtain any additional useful information to help us manage our services more efficiently.”

In the London Borough of Havering, 65 vehicles have been fitted with Fleetclear Connect. The fleet comprises a combination of refuse collection vehicles, mechanical sweepers, caged tippers and vans. Over half of the vehicles are fitted with Fleetclear’s RXLite Live camera system.

Adissa Ouedraogo, senior contract manager at Urbaser, said: “The ability to use Fleetclear Connect tracking alongside recorded camera footage for the waste and recycling collection service has been a great new tool for management and supervisors to quickly investigate any complaints, missed collections or incidents. The council has access to the live tracking map and can request historical camera footage, which they didn’t have under the previous contract and is a good support tool for the contact centre.”

Urbaser fleets operating in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling have also switched to using the Fleetclear system.

Mike Crowther, business development director at Fleetclear said: “Fleetclear Connect provides a consolidated solution for vehicle safety, efficiency, and compliance data, which allows the Urbaser Ltd team to monitor multiple metrics and make informed decisions in the best interests of their clients.”

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