Scottish haulage firm Keith Murray Transport implemented GPS vehicle tracking from Fleetmatics to help improve driving habits and reduce traffic incidents.
Keith Murray Transport was founded in 1999 and has grown considerably over the years. A family-run business, the company mainly operates curtainside trailers and also has a number of flatbed trailers. Having had the Fleetmatics system in place for little over a month, the haulage company is already experiencing signiﬁcant beneﬁts – both in terms of improved driver behaviour and fewer trafﬁc incidents.
Owner, Keith Murray recalls of an incident with VOSA over illegal parking: “VOSA contacted us with regards to one of our trucks allegedly parking in a residential area. As far as I was concerned, the driver had parked the vehicle legitimately in the bay but it turned out he had indeed parked against regulations. When VOSA challenged us to implement suitable measures to prevent prohibited parking incidents from happening again, I informed them that I was in the process of installing the Fleetmatics GPS vehicle tracking system. To my surprise, VOSA dropped their investigation.” The Fleetmatics vehicle tracking system offers Mr. Murray peace of mind; he knows where each of his vehicles are located 24/7, which has enabled him to prevent this sort of incident happening again.
Fleetmatics GPS Fleet tracking and management gives Mr. Murray the tools he needs to make positive changes, based upon accurate, up to date information, enabling him to operate his company more efﬁciently. “I don’t need to make countless calls to drivers for updates and queries. I am able see where my drivers are, where they’ve been and where they are going. I have a lot of information at my disposal and feel a lot more in control of my business! It has saved me a lot of time thus enabling me to focus on growing the business,” explains Mr. Murray.
A change of attitude amongst the staff hasn’t gone unnoticed in the company either. Due to the monitoring of vehicles, the drivers’ behaviour has improved greatly. Mr. Murray adds: “The proof and the standard of service have vastly increased along with the overall behaviour of our drivers. They are now aware that I can see when they have been speeding, idling or when they have been driving carelessly.”
The Fleetmatics vehicle tracking system integrates Google Maps, which allows Keith Murray Transport to warn and divert its drivers away from heavy trafﬁc by giving them another route option to take. “The Fleetmatics GPS tracking system’s integration with Google maps is my favourite feature. I am able to see where my drivers are heading in real-time, thus giving me the option to re-direct them to avoid heavy trafﬁc,” adds Mr. Murray.
Since installing the Fleetmatics vehicle tracking system just over a month ago Keith Murray’s time management, driver behaviour and trafﬁc incidents have been improved greatly. Mr. Murray concludes: “It’s too early for me to be able to say if any more jobs are possible with the new system or what the costs saved will be, but the time management within the company has improved immensely and it has also given me great peace of mind. The savings are something I can look forward to!”
Fleetmatics GPS Fleet Tracking: Enables your business to grow but not your costs.
The Fleetmatics GPS Solution will impact your business through:
Reduced traffic incidents
Improved driver behaviour
Improved time management