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Facilities management firm cuts speeding drivers with driver scoring software

By Mark Salisbury
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 09:02

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FMS Integrated Building Services, which provides facilities management services to clients across the West Midlands, has found a way to stop its drivers speeding.

By fitting tracking to its nine vans that offers driver scoring functionality.

Not only has the Coleshill, Warwickshire-based company seen driver speeding stop, it has also seen improved operational costs since the vans are being driven more smoothly.

FMS Integrated Building Services was a RAM Tracking customer, but decided to compare it against Trakm8 Prime by taking advantage of Trakm8’s 30-day free trial.

Katie Morris, Helpdesk Manager for FMS Integrated Building Services, said: “We trialled Trakm8 Prime to compare it against RAM Tracking and found that we very much preferred the Trakm8 solution. In particular, the driver behaviour scoring has really helped our business.”

Along with providing real-time vehicle tracking, Trakm8 Prime also monitors driving style. It creates a unique scorecard for each driver and journey, based on factors such as speeding, sharp cornering, harsh acceleration and heavy braking.

The company has now fitted Trakm8 Prime to all of the nine vans used by its technicians.

Katie added: “We have seen a marked decrease in incidences of speeding. There has also been a significant increase in the life span of the van brake pads, as our engineers are driving much more smoothly now. When we started, their driver scores probably average in the low 60s; now they are in the mid-80s.”

FMS Integrated Building Services also uses the vehicle tracking functionality. “Vehicle tracking enables us to quickly verify the engineer’s time sheets, as we can see exactly when they arrived at and departed from a customer’s premises,” said Katie. “It is also extremely useful for emergency call-outs, as I can immediately locate the nearest engineer and get them to the customer as quickly as possible.”

Based in Coleshill in Warwickshire, FMS Integrated Building Services Ltd provides a comprehensive facilities management service to clients across the West Midlands. This includes mechanical and electrical services, building fabric, fire alarms and security systems, project management, and maintenance such as security, cleaning, landscaping and pest control.

Trakm8 Prime costs £12.99 per vehicle, per month. It combines GPS tracking with business and private mileage management as well as vehicle health alerts.

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