Connecting the shores of Loch Lomond with Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire provides access to some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery and a network of towns and villages. The council has a fleet of 380 vehicles that are used in delivering services for the residents of West Dunbartonshire. The fleet has a capital value of approximately £8 million and annual running and operating costs of over £2M.
In March 2010 the council installed TomTom LINK 300 GPS tracking boxes into 260 of their fleet of vehicles. This was a significant investment for the council, particularly at a time when budgets were being trimmed in every area.
As a result of improved control of the vehicle fleet, the council is projecting that fuel usage will be down by around 70,000 litres in the period April 2010 - March 2011 when compared to the previous year. Ultimately, the council has not only saved huge costs, they have succeeded in reducing their annual climate impact.
West Dunbartonshire council are so impressed with the results of the TomTom solution, that they have commenced the next stage of the rollout and are incorporating the TomTom ecoPLUS into a selection of the vehicles across the fleet.