Fleet telematics and your electrical business

You already know that fleet telematics could save you fuel. But did you know that Movolytics can also improve your customer service, customer retention and driver safety?

  • Slash your fuel costs by up to 30%
  • Manage your fleet from any desktop or mobile device
  • Pinpoint your drivers with live maps
  • Track every journey, every vehicle and every driver

Telematics and the electrical industry

Spark major savings and move smartly towards your business goals.

The electrical sector is competitive. To stay profitable you need to keep productivity high while reducing unnecessary overheads - just like any other business. But there are some specific ways telematics can help electrical companies like yours leverage a competitive advantage and move towards strategic business goals.

Pain points in the electrical industry

Fleet managers in the electrical sector face tough challenges - from unpredictable fuel costs to tracking driver location.

Wasted fuel and unpredictable fuel costs

The money you spend on fuel is a significant overhead. It’s also highly unpredictable. And the more vehicles you have on the road, the bigger the problem. You have no way to accurately forecast fuel spend or see how much each individual journey has cost you, which makes budgeting a challenge. Without mechanisms to track driver behaviour, it’s likely your business is wasting fuel (and money) through inefficient driving.

Invoice disputes with customers

Sometimes customers dispute the number of hours your business has spent on-site. It’s enough to blow your fuse. Your business depends on moving productively from one job to the next. Unfortunately without a verifiable record of journey history, customer disputes can be lengthy and difficult to resolve.

Multiple vehicles driving between multiple sites

How big is your catchment area? The further you have to travel, the more important fuel efficiency becomes. Yet you currently have no way of knowing where your drivers are, whether they are taking the best route or how efficiently they’re driving. Finding an available engineer to react to an emergency callout usually means picking up the telephone. Not ideal.

Disputes over staff pay

You have a rough idea of when your engineers have worked. But most electrical businesses pay engineers according to the hours logged on their timesheets. Without a way of tracking your drivers, it’s their word against yours.

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Staying safe on the roads

Road safety is about more than looking after your staff and protecting your brand on the road. If one of your drivers causes an accident through dangerous driving, the legal consequences could put your business under severe pressure. Nobody thinks of the unexpected happening to them. But the fact is that accidents happen. Road safety is business-critical.

Unauthorised use of company vehicles

Are your engineers using business vehicles for personal trips? Or side jobs that you don’t know about? It could be happening within your company right now - adding to your fuel spend as well as the cost of vehicle maintenance. Without the right technology, you have no way of knowing.

Keeping your vehicles safe and efficient

You have a legal obligation to make sure your vehicles are roadworthy. But what about keeping your vehicles ticking over at their best? Staying on top of vehicle maintenance checks - such as tyre pressure or brake fluid level - can feel like a guessing game without the right technology.

Tackling insurance premiums

The more vehicles you have, the more you pay in insurance premiums. That money adds up fast. In a competitive sector, anything you can do to reduce your insurance overheads should be viewed as leveraging a competitive advantage.

How can telematics help your electrical business?

With the promise of fuel savings, cost savings and admin savings, Movolytics is a power play for electrical businesses.

Identify wasteful driving, reduce your fuel spend by up to 30%

Movolytics gives you a supremely accurate breakdown of fuel spend. Every driver, every journey and every vehicle is tracked. See how much wasteful driving costs your business. Get reports on each driver’s efficiency. Log wasteful habits - such as harsh acceleration or braking - and improve the performance of the gas guzzlers in your group. Many of our customers have cut fuel costs by as much as 30%. That brings a £2,000 monthly fuel spend down to £1,400 - a saving of £7,200 per year.

Respond better to emergency callouts

Emergency callouts come with the territory. How you respond to them can make or break your business. Movolytics’ live map shows you exactly where your drivers are - anytime, anywhere. That makes it easy to find your nearest available engineer and dispatch them to the callout. Movolytics will also calculate the most fuel-efficient route based on live traffic conditions and give you an estimated arrival time to share with your customer. Make great service part of your identity.

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Find the best route for every journey

The more sites you are working on, the harder it is to manage your fleet. Movolytics’ telematics software ensures every journey your engineers make is as fast and efficient as possible, based on accurate routing and live traffic information.

Stop unauthorised vehicle use

Unauthorised vehicle use adds to your fuel costs. Movolytics’ vehicle tracking makes it easy to see if your vehicles are being used out of hours or driven to destinations they shouldn’t. Anywhere your vehicles go, Movolytics goes too.

Cross-check timesheets, simplify invoicing

Movolytics records data on every journey your vehicles make - destination, arrival time, departure time and more. You get unprecedented insight into where your vehicles go - and how long they spend there. Provide proof of service to customers, simplify invoicing and ensure your engineers’ timesheets are accurate. Another option? Do away with timesheets altogether!

Instant alerts on dangerous driving

Movolytics is always watching to keep your drivers safe and your business legally compliant. If an engineer is speeding or driving erratically you will receive an SMS or email alert. That’s a strong incentive for drivers to follow the proper rules. Vehicle involved in an accident? Because Movolytics tracks every metre, you will be able to produce a report proving that your vehicle was being driven responsibly. That could be crucial in the event of legal action.

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Stop idling, save money

Leaving the engine running: it’s one of the most wasteful driving habits of them all. Movolytics logs every instance of idling to show you when it’s happening, why it’s happening and who’s doing it. And unlike other telematics providers, Movolytics knows the difference between true idling, traffic congestion and a driver that’s simply got the ignition at Point 1 to listen to the radio.

Reminders when it’s time for maintenance checks

When did you last check your vehicles’ brake pads and tyre treads? Movolytics will send you a reminder when it’s time for key vehicle maintenance checks, leaving you to conquer the rest of your to-do list.

Reduce your insurance premiums

Insurance premiums are a necessary overhead. But anything you can do to reduce them should be encouraged. By increasing road safety, minimising the risk of accidents and even helping to recover stolen vehicles, Movolytics can help cut premiums right across your fleet.