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Webfleet helps haulier boost profitability by 10pc

A North Yorkshire-based bulk haulage company says it has boosted its profitability by 10 per cent thanks to a connected fleet management system combining Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, with Mantis cameras.

John Petch Transport has rolled out the integrated solution across its fleet of 25 HGVs, resulting in significant fuel, insurance and overtime cost savings.

The technology, which combines high definition dashcam footage displayed alongside driving data, such as speed and location, gives better insights into critical events on the road.

“Because we can now use this indisputable evidence to protect our drivers against false or incorrect claims, we’ve seen a five per cent reduction in both our claims costs and fleet insurance premium,” explained Dave Petch, co-founder of John Petch Transport. “The cameras have paid for themselves.”

Better truck route planning and more accurate timesheet reporting has reduced overtime claims, saving the company more than £5,000 a year.

Active driver feedback has also improved driver standards, cutting incidents of speeding and harsh braking, while significantly reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, in line with Bridgestone’s E8 Commitment.

“Webfleet is helping us to manage our drivers better and, consequently, enabling us to increase our productivity,” added Petch. “The combined camera and telematics solution has helped us to modernise the way we work and has had a dramatic impact on our efficiency.”

Beverley Wise, Webfleet regional director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, said: “Webfleet has a proven track record of helping fleet business improve their bottom line by providing them with the data insights needed to achieve extensive efficiency savings and to better manage risk.

“This is another strong example of the very tangible benefits that connected fleet technologies can deliver.”