The biggest factor impacting on the UK Transport Market has been the collapse of the world financial markets and the subsequent global recession which resulted in a decline in world trade. Times are tough for these companies, this industry clocks up the most mileage and for some, fuel can account for at least 40% of their fixed operational costs. By implementing NIBC Fuel Smart these customers can actively change driving behaviour to promote green band driving and measure the positive effect of this on MPG. This in turn reduces fuel bills as well as overall maintenance costs - see more benefits to you
Service & Maintenance
Companies who have mobile workforces providing service and maintenance have been using NIBC vehicle tracking to enable them to dynamically respond to call outs and meet their Service Level Agreements e.g for response times. Having complete visibility of your fleet of vehicles gives you control at the touch of a button, you can ensure you are optimising your time and people
“After considering various systems, we chose NIBC because of our confidence in Track Smart and the dedicated support we were assured we would receive, and continually do receive. By offering a more tailored solution, NIBC have added value to our operation, which in turn has enabled us to offer a much superior service to our customers. Also we are safe in the knowledge that we are Duty of Care compliant.”
Robert Burns, MD - Saltworks
Maintaining sales performance means getting the most from your reps. However at the same time you want to comply with your Duty of Care by ensuring they drive safely. With more pressures to perform well it is essential that your team take the optimum routes so as not to waste time or fuel. Moreover you can evaluate time spent on customer sites to establish relationship building. Then at the end of the month when everyone has to work out their personal mileage, a click of a button gives you this report enbabling you to calculate taxable mileage.
“We have used NIBC tracking on our commercial vehicles for years and installed them to help our sales force understand their time management and journey planning. In today’s world of high fuel costs and ever increasing demand in the market place we need good analytical information to make commercial efficiencies. Vehicle tracking takes away any ambiguity between management and sales force and leaves more time to “get on with the job” Good reporting system with web access makes this very easy to login and use. Great system and very responsive company. Noel Hynes, National Sales Manager – Acheson & Glover
The period of economic recession that began in the UK in the second quarter of 2008 has had a severe impact on local-authority and charity finances, leading to cutbacks in many areas of service provision. The pressure is on to be as efficient as possible, and NIBC has helped these types of operations increase their efficiencies and continue to offer their valued services
In times of Recession small firms suffer more than larger ones as they have fewer resources to help them pull through to the recovery. Remaining competitive and keeping up with technological pace of your industry can become even more difficult. NIBC offer an affordable solution with a simple monthly bill which comes directly from BT.
Volatility in energy markets continue to pose an additional challenge for the construction industry since energy is a significant factor in material prices. Sustainability, the drive to reduce carbon emissions and the pressure to reduce the use of fossil fuels has increased in importance and will create extra costs for the industry. NIBC Fuel Smart have given customers in this industry the ability to take control of their own fuel bill, by promoting green band driving through our vehicle tracking and fleet management system they are able to increase mpg and reduce fuel costs.
The most important issue currently affecting the waste management industry in the UK is the Government’s objective in becoming a ‘zero waste’ economy. As a result, the level of waste generated by the UK and sent to landfill is likely to continue to reduce over the forthcoming years. But a study by KeyNote in 2011, predicted this market will increase by 22% in terms of value of the next 5 years. Its value is likely to be boosted by the increasing number of services now available that ensure waste is handled in an environmentally-sound way. Customers in this industry are sometimes more aware of their corporate social responsibility and fully appreciate the added financial benefits of burning fuel more efficiently
“Our office is a busy place; Fuel Smart means we don’t have to carry out the often inconclusive chore of trying to manually measure mpg and fuel efficiencies. Information that is essential to our business is just a click away. The environmental benefits were also appealing to us. Burning fuel more efficiently and being able to monitor our carbon footprint form part of our Corporate Social Responsibility.”
Warren Devine, Operations Manager - Irish Waste