Fastline Group, the Kettering-based commercial vehicle and automotive support specialists have completed their first year with AGM routeMASTER telematics systems and report significant fuel savings across their delivery fleet.
Incorporating Northampton Diesel and working with major brand names in the CV components industry, Fastline supply a spare parts and repair service which includes diesel injector pumps, injectors, general truck parts, ECU remapping, cooling and heating parts and electrical unit repairs.
“It’s a busy retail and service operation” says MD Eugene Finan “and our services are spread far and wide throughout the region. Consequently, we recognised the need for a more efficient fleet control system which could enable us to keep track of each consignment and pinpoint the nearest vehicle to a delivery or service requirement at the touch of a button.”
Fastline installed the routeMASTER vehicle tracking system 12 months ago and according to Eugene, soon noticed the differences in their daily vehicle management:
“Right away we were able to make more efficient use of the delivery vehicles and this cut down on wasted miles. Needless to say, the impact on fuel costs was significant and we have also saved a great deal of time.”
The system also allows driver performance to be monitored in order that over-revving, harsh braking and unnecessary engine idling can be identified and corrected when required.
“Fastline Northampton Diesel is a network member of Groupauto,” adds Eugene, “and are one of the largest automotive trade groups in Europe. This gives us the power to source reputable brand components quickly and easily. Even so, we need to be sure of prompt and cost-effective deliveries and in that regard our routeMASTER vehicle tracking comes into its own. Easy to use and a fast return on investment.”
routeMASTER is a cloud-based modular toolset, created by AGM Telematics of Corby, which comprises three components: Planner, Dispatch and Tracking. Each module can be used individually or together to provide an end-to-end logistics back office solution:
The entire routeMASTER platform is built on the latest ‘Here’, premium mapping platform with maps updated automatically every quarter and all software updates are free for the life of the system.