Saving by monitoring speed
Loubser Bulk Services – a leading bulk-freight transporter in the South African Development Community (SADC) area – has experienced a four-percent saving on fuel costs across its fleet (an excess of 1 370 000 km) within the first month of subscribing to the Ctrack Fleet Monitoring Services.
The savings were made through the real-time monitoring of vehicle speed across its 108-vehicle fleet, and by proactively alerting drivers in the event of exceeding the speed limit.
Recently, the company sought a telematics solution that would allow it to improve the way its drivers operated their vehicles. Of specific concern was an increase in speed-limit violations.
Ctrack equipped the company with a full-featured advanced fleet management system, which included dedicated fleet controllers for its entire fleet, fuel consumption monitoring and access to rich fleet analytics and dashboards.
“We saw immediate improvements in fuel consumption, but also in the form of drivers driving more responsibly. These benefits align with our company’s vision of continuously enhancing the quality of service to our customers, suppliers, staff and community,” says Ganson Govender, operations manager of Loubser Bulk Services.
Ctrack monitors and report on speeding events on a per-driver, per-vehicle and per-trip basis – as well as alerting them to speed-limit violations in real time. The driver behaviour reports also analyse performance factors such as harsh acceleration, harsh braking and excessive idling.
“Ctrack’s Fleet Monitoring Services give Loubser Bulk Services critical insight into driver trends, while highlighting areas of concern to management,” says Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions.
“Through monitoring vehicles’ routes, they can now also limit the number of kilometres driven. This creates efficiencies to further reduce fuel usage and associated costs,” he adds.