Global PR Manager
Tackling the rising problem of bed bug infestation and getting yourself and your car home after a night out appear to share nothing in common. Equally there is a common misconception that telematics, which features vehicle tracking in real time, has nothing to offer small fleets. TomTom WORK is the link that proves both wrong and that telematics reaps benefits for fleets of every size.
A wide range of businesses are fast discovering the advantages of combined vehicle tracking, satellite navigation and workflow data logging that are critical to business success. Whether fleets consist of just one vehicle or one thousand, telematics is delivering demonstrable cost savings, improved business efficiencies and customer satisfaction, plus reduces the amount of admin necessitated by legislative compliance.
Telematics market leader, TomTom WORK, has been offering businesses such as Bed Bugs and Home James off-the-shelf solutions since it entered the market in 2006. Easily installed and easy to use, these products meet the vast majority of companies' requirements at a cost which enables a high return on the investment and quick payback times.
Battersea-based Bed Bugs, a world-leading authority on the growing problem of bed bugs in the urban environment, has a fleet of four vehicles to carry technicians and equipment to infestations. The installation of the TomTom WORK system has helped reduce costs and mileage, and better enabled the company to handle the 5000 call-outs it receives each year.
Productivity improvement, has also been witnessed by Home James, a service which enables customers to go out and enjoy a drink, safe in the knowledge that they and their car will be collected and returned home safely. Using a fleet of 15 cars and a team of 40 drivers, Home James looks after between 400 and 500 customers a week. Founder Stacy Miller commented: ‘At busy times we'd expect to handle two jobs an hour, but the efficiencies we are enjoying with this system mean that we can often handle three an hour, which is a 50% productivity improvement’
Sales Manager UK, TomTom WORK, Jeremy Gould said: ‘Telematics offers all businesses operating multiple vehicles scope to improve operation efficiency, reduce costs as well as vehicle impact on the environment. Whatever industry a company is in, whether it be pest control, passenger transport, construction or medical, if its operations require the use of a vehicle, TomTom WORK's off-the-shelf products offer solutions to the vast majority of requirements’