Facilities management firm Vertas has partnered up with fleet management specialist Trakm8 to enhance the operating efficiency of its 280-vehicle fleet.

Vertas, which operates a mixed fleet consisting of vans, pool cars, mini-buses and coaches, gave Trakm8 a brief to install a telematics system that would track and manage the fleet, reduce vehicle downtime, and help staff to take ownership of their driving and reduce their fuel inefficient behaviours.

Trakm8’s solutions will take a two-phased approach. The first phase will see Trakm8’s C330 plug-in solution installed across Vertas’ entire 280-vehicle fleet to deliver rapid fleet efficiency.

“Vertas is dedicated to reducing its carbon emissions, a driving force behind our decision to upgrade our use of telematics in the fleets we operate. Using the telematics technology Trakm8 can provide gives us assurances that we can manage our vehicle and driver efficiency to assist us in reaching our target of carbon neutral by 2030,” said Lee Howes, Vertas Head of Fleet and Passenger Transport.

“Trakm8 was the obvious choice as we wanted an immediate solution that could be integrated initially as a plug-in solution, whilst then having the option to provide a more extensive service as we worked on upgrading our fleet later this year. With a fleet of such varying vehicles, it was essential that any solution could be quickly and simply integrated across the whole fleet and be equally as effective throughout.”

Later in the year, this system will be upgraded to Trakm8’s RH600 system, a 4G cutting edge integrated telematics camera in the UK, which combines telematics data with an in-cab camera system, providing both drivers and fleet managers with a fully integrated solution.

“We’re delighted to be working closely with Vertas and this is a great example of how our solutions can meet the needs of fleets of all shapes and sizes. By adding our market leading fleet management solutions to its fleet, Vertas can not only enhance its service offering to customers, but will take a big step towards its sustainability aims,” added Joe Heidari, Trakm8 Fleet and Optimisation Sales Director.

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