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08/03/2011 | Channel:
Spiralling petrol price increases, which are set to hit Britain’s fleet businesses with a multi-million pound headache in 2011, can be offset by the deployment of technology, leading telematics provider Trimble MRM has said.
Andrew Yeoman, managing director of Trimble MRM in the UK, said that despite the critical situation, companies can offset the rises by deploying telematics technology, which can make commercial vehicles more productive and efficient reducing fuel use by ‘up to 30 per cent’.
“Fleets are bracing themselves for an expensive year at the pumps. What’s more, many pundits are predicting a further fuel duty rise in April,” Andrew commented.
“There are ways to limit the impact of the crisis. Understanding where fuel is being lost or unnecessarily wasted is crucial. The latest telematics software, for example, can help to reduce unnecessary driving, improve fuel efficiency, and can be used to prevent fuel fraud.”
Trimble’s technology enables companies to monitor fuel consumption, mpg and CO2 outputs, helping reduce fuel use and improving a company’s carbon footprint. The company recently introduced DriverSafety, an advanced telematics solution that allows fleet managers to monitor driver behaviour, including speeding and harsh breaking. With this data at hand, fleet managers can make recommendations on training for individual drivers.