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Durite trackers the right choice for DAF dealers

A major truck dealer says simplicity and service levels have led it to switch some of its fleet to Durite telematics.

Motus Commercials is the largest DAF Trucks dealer group in Europe, with 29 dealerships across the UK, employing more than 1,500 people.

In South-West England it has installed 30 Smart Nano Trackers from Durite on its service vans and courtesy cars, replacing telematics units from another UK provider.

Motus procured the trackers through DAF, whom Durite supplies, which has a direct relationship with Durite.

Mark Price, head of aftersales for Motus in the south-west region, said: “The trackers are great, they only take 20 minutes to fit. It is a very simple and reliable solution that provides precisely the functionality we need.

“If we change vans, all we have to do is email Durite and they will update the vehicle information on the system for us. The simplicity of the system and the quality of the support from Durite is what sold it to me. In our business it is not just about dealing with a problem but how you deal with it.”

The Durite Smart Nano Telematics Tracker enables users to locate their fleet in real time. Installation is simple, as it simply connects to any power source on the vehicle.

The fleet manager can view vehicle location and historical journeys in the Durite telematics portal as well as generate over 80 valuable reports, so fleet operators can select the most suitable ones based on their business needs.

“Our courtesy cars are a complementary service and goodwill gesture to our clients so we’re not trying to monitor everything they do with the vehicles,” added Price.

“We just need telematics to keep track of our assets – for example we might deliver a vehicle at one end of the region but have to collect it from the other end, so location data is critical. The tracker can also deter drivers from using those cars for personal trips as they know we know where the vehicles are at all times.”