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By utilising telematics, small businesses stand to make a considerable saving and can streamline their operations. Telematics will see your spending fall and your productivity increase, even if you have only one vehicle. You will experience instant benefits, no matter how big or small your business may be. No matter the size of your company, there are often many issues when it comes to managing your vehicles. This can lead to business inefficiencies due to factors such as fuel costs, or difficulties managing your drivers. However, the consequences of these issues have a bigger impact on small businesses, as budgets are naturally smaller and those who manage vehicles for a smaller business are often also managing other tasks simultaneously. SME's usually have fewer resources to allow for regular checks on vehicles and performance. As a small business owner with a forward-thinking attitude, you will want to monitor your business and identify areas where efficiency can be improved. This is where DRIVEtelematics can help you. How telematics can help your SME   Manage your vehicles on the go Without telematics, it can be difficult for a business to always be aware of the current situation on the road. With DRIVEtelematics, it is now possible to view and manage all your vehicles, wherever you are, all from your mobile device or computer. More accurate ETAs for deliveries and tracking links Less cross over for workers out on the road More productive workforce Accurate MPG and mileage data Lower fuel costs Pinpoint inefficiencies   Set alerts Monitoring your vehicles and locations is essential for any company, whether you have 1 vehicle or an entire fleet of them. Our geofence feature allows you to ringfence locations on the map that you wish to monitor and receive notifications if a driver enters or leaves this area. Geofencing can help monitor unauthorised vehicle use, out of hours usage and inefficient use of time. It can also identify where drivers could be leaving the work area and entering into personal locations such as their homes during working hours. It can also be used to keep track of group supplier visits or adjust sales territories if necessary. Assess driver performance  DRIVEtelematics doesn't just track your vehicles, it also monitors the behaviours of your drivers. Our intelligent telematics can tell you if a driver takes a corner too sharply or accelerates or brakes too harshly. It will also tell you if a driver has exceeded the speed limit, what speed they were travelling, which speed zone they were in and the time and location of the speeding event. Some of these behaviours can damage cargo, damage vehicles and result in an expensive claim. It can also impact the reputation of your business and present a danger to others on the road if one of your drivers is speeding or driving dangerously. As a small business owner, you value your employees and customers, which means the information telematics can provide is essential to ensuring your business is running efficiently and safely and your reputation remains intact. Decrease admin time DRIVEtelematics can cut down your administration time considerably. Telematics can give you access to all the fleet data you need, allowing you to monitor your fuel spending more closely and even to integrate the telematics with your fuel cards. If mileage is an issue, you can separate business and private mileage too. Telematics is affordable As a small business owner, your time and money are precious. Neither of these is a barrier to introducing DRIVEtelematics to your fleet management. Our telematics is affordable, with a wide range of payment options available and different contract types, making it easy to choose the most suitable and cost-effective option for your business. Installation is simple Installation our telematics devices is free of charge and included in your original price. Your time is precious, so one of our professional fitters will come out to install your devices for you and show you how everything works. Once your devices are installed, you will be assigned a personal account manager that will always be a quick email or phone call away should you have any queries or issues. We'll also send you a virtual welcome pack complete with helpful video demonstrations to help you make the most of your brand new telematics. Free demonstration Getting a quote or a demonstration will cost you absolutely nothing. If you're interested in our telematics, you can request a quote and a free demonstration of our software at a time and date that suits you. Every business is different, so we'll make sure your telematics software suits you and your needs. To find out more or request a free demo, call us today on 0151 363 8101. ...

What is Drive Telematics? Drive Telematics, powered by Kinesis, is an award-winning vehicle tracking system that was first launched in 2015 and is now used to track 120,000 vehicles worldwide. Developed from the outset as a cloud-based service, our telematics systems represent a new generation of vehicle telematics; simple to use, affordable and with easy access anywhere. Drive Telematics offers insights into everything you need to know. Track every vehicle in your fleet, wherever they are, monitor driver behaviours, including speeding and harsh acceleration, view dashcam footage and much more. Drive Telematics is available on low, monthly, annual or one-off payments. We'll help you decide the best option for your business. We're easy to use compared to other tracking systems on the market. There's no training necessary as our system is user-friendly. There are no delays, our systems are live and up to date, you can even manage your fleet on the move with our mobile app. Features Live Map Live Map gives you an overview of all your vehicles and their location. With Live Map, you can view the location of every vehicle in your fleet, whether the vehicles are parked or moving, access street view images of the vehicle's location, view the vehicles estimated time of arrival, follow and watch the vehicles full journey live and more. For vehicles delivering goods to customers, a tracking link can be provided so that the customer can track their delivery right to their door. The Live Map allows you to find individual drivers or vehicles, as well as groups of vehicles. The map can be fully customised and allows you to group your vehicles together, or view as individuals.  Live Map is powered by Google Maps and is updated every 30 seconds, giving you a true, up to date picture of your fleet. Live Map also allows you to use other features including contacting your drivers through the app, viewing full journey history of vehicles, accessing dashcam footage and more. Journey History Journey History allows you to view the entire journey history of every one of your vehicles and drivers. This feature allows journey playback, meaning you can follow every journey each vehicle and driver has ever taken. With Journey History, you can also view all journey events. View speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh cornering and harsh breaking, where these events occurred, what time they occurred and what speed the vehicle was travelling at when the event took place. You can even view idling, (vehicles stationary with the engine running) helping you keep track of any fuel wastage. Driver Performance This feature gives you a complete overview of the performance of your drivers, as well as an in-depth analysis of individual driver behaviour. Driver Performance tracks the behaviour of your drivers by monitoring speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh braking and harsh cornering. These events are used to generate scores for your drivers. Every driver will be given a score out of 100, based on their performance, and are ranked against one another. For in-depth analysis, events can be looked at in more detail. You can view the time and location of any event, and for speeding, you can even view in which MPH zone the speeding occurred, and how many MPH over the limit the driver was travelling. When viewing driver events, you can also view the speed the vehicle was travelling at when the event occurred, which is particularly useful when looking at harsh braking or cornering and why this occurred. Driver Performance is ideal for improving driver behaviour and securing the liability of the company in case of accidents or instances of potentially dangerous driving. It can also be used to create incentives for your drivers by using driver scores as league tables and awarding good scores with a prize. Vehicle Performance Vehicle Performance allows you to link your fuel cards with Drive Telematics to receive real and unique insights into your fuel usage and how your vehicles and drivers are using fuel. Vehicle Performance can even be customised to track a specific driver's usage with Driver ID within the app, which can be registered to specific fuel cards or vehicles. Geofences Create your own geofences for individual vehicles, highlighting go and no go areas for your fleet. If you have concerns regarding your drivers visiting certain locations, you can create your own geofence around this area and receive alerts that will let you know if the vehicle enters this location. Geofences can be set for individual vehicles, or for your entire fleet. Reports & Alerts Reports and alerts are fully customizable and can be set for all telematics features. Some categories for reporting include daily utilisation, private mileage, driver timesheets, speeding, idling and out of hours usage. For example, you can be alerted any time a vehicle is used out of working hours, or if a fuel card is used with a vehicle not in your fleet. You can also get a notification anytime one of your vehicles hits a certain speed. Basically, you can receive alerts and reports on pretty much anything you want. Drive Telematics can also be combined with your fuel cards, giving you a unique and accurate insight into your fleets fuel usage, where fuel might be being wasted and ultimately, how you can save money on fuel. Customers investing in telematics are already saving £3 for every £1 invested. Vehicle Check Fleet managers can perform vehicle checks on their entire fleet, all from our telematics app. Ensure your fleet is good to go by creating your own vehicle safety checklist and upload all your reports and images of any faults into the app. The Vehicle Check feature keeps all your reports in one secure, easy to access place, cutting down admin time and preventing the possible loss of any reports. Vehicle Check makes it easy to manage the safety of your fleet and drivers. There's so much you can do with Drive Telematics, the possibilities are truly endless. To learn more about what Drive Telematics can do for your business, to receive a live demo, or to order your devices today, give Candice a call on 0151 363 8101.  ...

In 2019, reducing your carbon emissions has never been more important. With ocean temperatures on the rise, glacial retreating and sea levels rising, climate change is on the minds of many across the UK. In 2008, carbon dioxide accounted for 85 per cent of the UK's emissions. As drivers or the operators of fleets, reducing the impact of our carbon footprints has the potential to help combat carbon emission levels in this country. Here are some tips on how to make your fleet eco-friendlier. Be a better driver Studies show that up to 30 per cent of the difference in MPG is due to driving habits alone. You could save more than a ton of carbon dioxide emissions per year simply by doing the following: Accelerating slowly and smoothly Following the speed limit and avoiding speeding Maintaining a steady speed Anticipating your stops and starts Maintain your vehicles Keeping your vehicles running smoothly and checked on time will greatly reduce your emissions. Replace your air, oil and fuel filters regularly. Every little helps. Keep up with your tyres Something as simple as keeping your tyres properly inflated has been shown to save 400-700 pounds of carbon emissions per year. Think about the future When the time comes to replace your vehicles or expand your fleet, opt for greener vehicles. With new advances in technology and transportation, more variety is available on greener vehicles. You can also consider greener fuel types, all of which will benefit the planet greatly. Utilise telematics Just because you’re on a mission to be greener doesn’t guarantee that your drivers will share your goals. Telematics is the perfect way to ensure your fleet is on track and abiding by greener standards. With telematics from DRIVEcard, you can track your drivers' speed, harsh acceleration, whether they’re maintaining a steady speed and their fuel usage. You can even track whether your drivers are idling (the vehicle is still and not moving, but the engine is still switched on), which will use up fuel quickly. For more information on how to get telematics for your fleet, call our sales team today on 01704 333 300....