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 Garic slashes fuel costs

Garic has revealed annual fuel savings of more than £50,000 by monitoring driver behaviour across its 45-strong sales and delivery fleet.

Following the introduction of TomTom Telematics’ WEBFLEET™ fleet management solution, the plant hire company has seen mpg efficiency soar across its mixed fleet of HGVs, vans and cars.

Garic’s delivery drivers receive a weekly bonus if they hit agreed performance targets for fuel consumption.

“WEBFLEET™ was essential for us to introduce the bonus scheme as it gave us the tools to monitor performance and to demonstrate the optimum mpg our drivers could achieve,” said Garic logistics manager Phil Hibbert.

“HGV idling time has dropped dramatically since we introduced the scheme with drivers now thinking about the fuel consumption figures much more and changing their driving styles accordingly to achieve the weekly fuel bonus.”

The OptiDrive indicator in WEBFLEET™ combines fuel efficiency information with speeding, idling, harsh steering and braking data, to score and profile every driver. Employees are empowered to correct poor driving style on the move through real-time feedback on driving style via their in-vehicle driver terminal.

“In addition to the substantial fuel savings, our hire desk team are using WEBFLEET™ to provide customers with accurate, real time, ETAs,” added Hibbert.

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