An electrical and data networking contractor has revealed savings well in
excess of £25,000 a year after introducing vehicle tracking to its fleet of
J&B Electrical Contractors invested in technology from Navman Wireless, the
UK’s largest provider of vehicle tracking*, to reduce costs and increase
Enabling businesses to monitor, in real time, the exact position and
activities of their mobile workforce, the fleet management benefits of
vehicle tracking are well documented.
The Coventry-based commercial and industrial cabling provider is testament
to this after being overwhelmed by the improvements it has made to its
"The system incorporates a timesheet reporting function, which has allowed
us to minimise inaccurate overtime claims," said Andrew Johnson, Operations
Director, J&B Electrical Contractors.
"Consequently, after installing the system we immediately started saving
£500 per week and within the first month of use, it had paid for itself."
The company, established over 22 years ago, has also found that the
technology has helped it attract new business and strengthen existing
"There are always occasions where clients will query the number of hours we
bill them for, but with the visibility that vehicle tracking provides, we
can prove beyond doubt exactly where our engineers were, or are, at any one
time," explained Andrew.
"For the customer, this means we are able to tell them, on demand, exactly
when a specific engineer will arrive on site – which is a real benefit in
"As a consequence, the Navman Wireless system has proved an invaluable sales
tool and has significantly improved our service."
With many high-profile clients nationwide, J&B Electrical Contractors have
also made big fuel savings thanks to the technology’s enhanced routing
"With engineers regularly in unfamiliar surroundings, having the ability to
locate a particular destination and direct the closest engineer directly to
it has greatly improved response times and considerably reduced dead-mileage
– saving us a lot of time and fuel," said Andrew.
The wealth of data that the vehicle tracking system imparts has also led to
the elimination of unauthorised vehicle use.
"We knew vehicles were being used over the weekend without permission but
until we installed tracking we didn’t know to what extent," concluded
"This kind of activity was costing the company huge amounts in lost fuel but
since installing vehicle tracking, unauthorised usage is a thing of the