KBC Logistics is a haulage firm based in Purfleet, Essex and operates a fleet of 120 vehicles – all 44-tonne articulated trucks – handling container and fridge work for companies in Belgium and the UK. A second operation in the North East operates trucks from the Immingham area; this allows KBC to move goods from Immingham, Killingholme and Hull ports throughout the North and into Scotland.
KBC Logistics decided to implement WEBFLEET from TomTom Telematics. They installed LINK vehicle tracking systems in all trucks feeding back to the online platform. This system provides a full tracking solution as well as vehicle specific navigation, driver behaviour telematics and a digital tachograph interface which allows live access to confirm driver availability, legal compliance and remote download functionality.
BC uses daily colour coded (red, amber, green) OptiDrive 360 reports via WEBFLEET to better understand areas for improvement such as speeding, harsh braking, cornering, idling and new KPI’s like green speed, gear shifting and coasting advice. Drivers are aware of their driving performance in real time on the TomTom PRO driver terminal screens, reducing cost as well as increasing safety. Since installation, KBC has made vast improvements; speeding and dangerous driving is becoming a thing of the past. Speeding incidents have been reduced by 95% and harsh driving events are dramatically reduced.
WEBLEET data allows KBC to be fully aware of vehicle location and the driver’s Tachograph driving hours at all times, creating highly effective job dispatch and organisation. With the introduction of TomTom Telematics, trips per day increased by approximately 100 to 150, sometimes peaking at 170. Accurate ETA’s allow KBC to plan a second trip per vehicle.