Testimonials

Case Study

Once you’ve got Movolytics, you’ll never ever go back. It gives me and my customers total peace of mind.

Michael Heather

Managing Director, R&J Coaches
fleet management companies

The company

Meet R&J Coaches - a family run business that’s been ferrying around school children, councils and private hires since 1994. Being in the coach industry, punctuality is everything to R&J Coaches. Their aim is to deliver the best customer service by staying on schedule and staying safe.

Since installing Movolytics, R&J Coaches can easily check that drivers are on-time for their next pick-up and driving safely and efficiently. We asked R&J Coaches’ Michael Heather, Managing Director, and Gary Creasey, Operations Manager, about their key successes since implementing Movolytics.

Challenges before implementing Movolytics

Before implementing Movolytics we faced a number of challenges. Challenges that are common to any business with vehicles on the road. Most worryingly, for a coach business, we had no way of knowing where our drivers were, whether they were driving safely or if they were running to schedule. High fuel bills and lack of insight on fuel spend was a constant business concern.

Live vehicle tracking brings punctuality and peace of mind

As you can imagine, within the bus and coach industry we are up against strict arrival and departure times. With Movolytics we get total insight on journey progress with a live map that displays vehicle location in real-time. It gives us complete visibility into exactly where our vehicles are.

With the live traffic feature we can reroute vehicles or reallocate pick-ups to minimise disruption to customers in the event of something unexpected. For example, last week one of our buses was stuck behind a traffic accident. Movolytics enabled us to quickly locate the nearest available driver to the pick-up and reroute them. It gives us real-time response.

Reduced idling, reduced fuel spend

We have reduced idling and our drivers are more aware of how much fuel they are burning. Before, they would leave the engine running. This has saved us 10% on fuel costs already. Going forward the fuel analytics features of Movolytics are going to be huge. We can see exactly how much each bad driving habit costs our business and take steps to correct it.

"Movolytics has saved us 10% on fuel costs already. Going forward the fuel analytics features is going to be a vital part to reduce our fuel bill a lot more."
Gary Creasey, Operations Manager at R&J Coaches

Increased customer and driver safety

Since implementing Movolytics we have reassessed our fleet safety programme, which encourages drivers to analyse their road safety efforts. Every week we can look at the fleet ranking scorecard, where Movolytics ranks drivers from best to worst based on their speeding, idling and other driving habits. We can reward the most improved drivers and are able to identify targeted training opportunities for those who are a little below par. Driver ID allows us to track the habits of each driver, regardless of which coach they’re driving.

“Every week we can look at the fleet ranking scorecard, where Movolytics ranks drivers from best to worst based on their speeding, idling and other driving habits. We reward the most improved drivers and have been able to identify targeted training opportunities for those
who are a little below par."
Gary Creasey, Operations Manager at R&J Coaches

Enhanced customer service

Our customers love that we can see exactly where our vehicles are. We set up a geofence around each pick-up location so we can alert customers when their coach is about to arrive.

No more customer discrepancies

Movolytics gives us a defence mechanism by providing a record of exactly when each vehicle arrived at each pick-up as well as when it departed.

The wheels on the business go round and round...

"The Movolytics mobile app is great. It means I don’t need to be at my desktop monitoring my vehicles all the time. I can run my business while on the go."
Gary Creasey, Operations Manager at R&J Coaches

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