Axis is one of the country's leading providers of maintenance and refurbishment for the housing, commercial and retail sector. In particular, Axis is responsible for the housing stock of some of the UK’s largest social housing landlords. The organisation maintains over 250,000 properties each year and carries out in excess of 300,000 responsive repairs per year. 2,000 properties are fully refurbished and every year Axis ensures 3,000 empty houses meet a Decent Homes standard.
Axis selected the TomTom Telematics WEBFLEET™ system, using LINK tracking devices and ecoPLUS units for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 output. This has been implemented gradually as a replacement to the previous system. All of the company’s 241 vehicles are now monitored using the WEBFLEET software and the data can be quickly analysed, using customisable reporting with a ‘dashboard’ overview.
Having recently taken delivery of a new fleet of 25 hybrid vehicles, the company wished to compare the performance of the new vehicles with the existing fleet and also monitor driver behaviour and performance.
One of the major drivers for change was the ability to measure fuel consumption. Axis has made a 20% increase in average MPG scores across the fleet in 5 months. This impressive increase from 33 MPG to 39 MPG, has helped decrease fuel expenditure and there are additional benefits such as reduced servicing and maintenance costs due to the campaign to change driving behaviour. ‘This is a massive achievement for us in such a short time. Without TomTom WEBFLEET we wouldn’t be able to measure our success so accurately due to the ever-changing nature of our stock.’ says Helen Craig, Head of Sustainability and Facilities at Axis Europe, adding ‘We have already exceeded our 5% improvement target for the year. I am really pleased to see all of the drivers making such big improvements in such a short space of time.’