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South Gloucestershire Council look to telematics

By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 13:00

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Telematics contributing to Carbon Management Plan

Trakm8 provide South Gloucestershire Council with a telematics solution as part of their Carbon Management Plan

As part of their overall strategy, South Gloucestershire Council have created a Carbon Management Plan which aims to reduce their energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and associated costs through improved utilisation of their fleet of cars, vans and HGVs.

The council’s large fleet of service vehicles are a key part of their operations and a number of initiatives have been implemented to reduce their CO2 emissions – using Trakm8’s SWIFT Fleet Management solution is just one example of how the council have been able to improve fleet utilisation and routing.

Martin Harris, Transport & Procurement Manager at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “We value or staff, community and the environment and we are always looking at ways we can improve the quality of life for our residents. Trakm8’s SWIFT Fleet Management software has helped us to improve our fleet efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint, which is part of our Carbon Management Plan.”

The council have used the Trakm8 SWIFT web portal to monitor fleet usage as well as to create advanced vehicle utilisation reports. With scheduled routes improved and mileage reduced, South Gloucestershire Council have reduced their CO2 emissions and improved efficiencies within the fleet, contributing to the council’s pledge to improve the quality of life for their residents through their Air Quality Action Plan.

John Watkins, Executive Chairman at Trakm8 commented: “With increasing pressures on public sector organisations, I am pleased that Trakm8 can assist South Gloucestershire Council to reduce their carbon footprint and increase efficiencies.”

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