Vodafone Business is working with customers to future-proof their smart fleet with telematics – here’s how:
As a Fleet Manager for our water utilities company in the public sector, we have a uniquely challenging situation when it comes to our fleet. Our employees can be working across multiple sites on essential repairs and maintenance – possibly alone and in harsh environments. We need to be able to communicate with our teams and keep the fleet moving, as our customers rely on us to maintain and fix things as quickly as possible, when there’s an issue – to keep our service up and running.
So, I’m always on the go thinking about how I can get the most out of our fleet, for our teams and business. I need to do in a sustainable way, while at the same time, protect our customer relationships and employees who move around with the fleet. With a fleet size of 1600 vehicles, plus 400 specialist plant vehicles, there’s lots to consider.
Digital fleet tools give us the right insight, to make the right decisions
More recently, there’s a big focus for us on how I can effectively manage the move of our petrol and diesel vehicles over to being electric. Will the move help our cashflow by reducing our fuel consumption? Which vehicles will be right to move over? Will our team of fleet drivers be safe when they’re on the roads? How can I manage vehicle maintenance for our fleet vehicles, so it doesn’t cost the earth? Our teams like Health & Safety heavily rely on me to make sure that we’re complying with Duty of Care – so I need to know that the decisions I make, are right for everyone across the business, for today and the future.
Being green, being safe, being savvy
It can feel quite overwhelming with lots of choice on the market. So, it was really reassuring when I started working with Vodafone Business. For me, what really stood out, with Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics was the Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment that they offered. We used it to analyse our current fleet activity on end-of life vehicles, so we could make decisions about which ones would be suitable to move over – this meant that we could then have informed conversations with our procurement team, on the best way forward. The real data insight the fleet management tool gives us means that we know we’re doing the right thing and keeping our business a sustainable one. I can personally sleep at night, knowing that I’m doing my bit to reduce our emissions and carbon footprint.
As well as supporting us with our green strategic planning, with Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics, we were also able to predict if vehicles needed maintenance early on, understand how our drivers were behaving while on the roads, so we could work with them on ways they could be safer – and comply with Duty of Care regulation. Our Finance team are also very happy that we’re managing to bring costs down on our fuel too!
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Welcome to a greener, safer and more efficient future with Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics. Interested? Click here to give us your details and we’ll be in touch to see how we can help you make the move over to being green.