Teletrac Navman contract ‘set to transform’ fleet operations for CRS

Teletrac Navman contract ‘set to transform’ fleet operations for CRS

CRS Building Supplies has selected Teletrac Navman fleet management solutions to improve its transport efficiency.

With 12 branches across Somerset, CRS Building Supplies has equipped its 54-strong fleet — which currently consists of crane lorries, 7.5 tonne and 3.5 tonne tipping vehicles — with Teletrac Navman’s advanced end-to-end mobile asset and fleet management solutions. The new system allows CRS to capture vital data and real-time insights across its fleet to unlock greater compliance, efficiency, and productivity benefits.

The package includes Tachograph Management to increase compliance and Driver Scorecard to measure performance and improve safety. A key feature includes Power Take Off (PTO) reporting, which monitors vehicles’ loading and unloading activities, highlighting when vehicles are in use and not simply ‘on’ and idle — something which is said to be vital as CRS look at the electrification of its fleet and range requirements.

Chris Lee, Transport Assistant at CRS, said: “Teletrac Navman ticked all the boxes, providing a bespoke solution to meet our needs. Our experience working with them so far has been first class, too; the team has been extremely hands-on, ensuring the implementation process was smooth from start to finish.

“Although it’s early days, we already see the benefits. I don’t go a day without using the system, mainly to use the location-features and the Driver Scorecard report, which is useful for driver behaviour and compliance.”

Peter Millichap, Marketing Director at Teletrac Navman, added: “CRS clearly prioritises its safety and compliance standards recently having gained a DVSA earned recognition accreditation. Its latest move to implement a dedicated fleet management system demonstrates the business’ genuine commitment and meticulous approach to meeting the highest driver and vehicle standards. It’s an exciting time for the business as they begin to digitise their operations, and we’ll do everything we can to support them on the journey.”

CRS wanted to work with a partner with electric vehicle expertise to support electrifying its fleet in the future. Here, Teletrac Navman’s EV Readiness Tool can analyse all telematics data to provide operators with detailed recommendations of where electric vehicles could be adopted. Moreover, the smart algorithms behind the tool not only tell operators the feasibility of switching, they also calculate the total cost of ownership of an EV switch versus the existing fleet (purchase price, residual value, taxes, insurance, maintenance, electricity costs), as well as the total CO2 and fuel savings the business would make.

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