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Vehicle tracking is haulage firm’s knight in shining armour

A LEADING haulage company has introduced vehicle tracking to its fleet to boost productivity and keep a lid on costs.

Kettering firm Knights of Old has agreed a deal with Navman Wireless, the UK's largest manufacturer of tracking, messaging and navigation equipment for commercial fleet management.

Paul Abbott, Operations Director at Knights of Old, said: “We have seen some significant benefits such as reduced mileage and we are starting to see a reduction in fuel use.

“It has also improved the communication between the office and drivers and enabled operators to make better decisions when allocating vehicles to work.

“I certainly think the savings we look set to make more than pay for the cost of the equipment.”

The haulier has kitted its entire 75-strong fleet out with M-Nav 650 system, which combines tracking, navigation and messaging to allow drivers and fleet managers to effectively plan routing.

Mr Abbott said: “A few of our partners were already operating the system so when it came time to implement a system of our own, Navman Wireless came very highly recommended.

“We have already seen a noticeable reduction in fuel costs and we are delighted to have found something to assist in countering today's tough economic climate and improve efficiencies within the operation.”

Tony Neill, Navman Wireless Executive Vice President, added: “We are delighted to be working with such a high profile and prestigious company as Knights of Old.

“Fuel costs this year have had a dramatic effect on many industries. Vehicle tracking ensures companies get the most efficient use of their mileage.”

For more information contact Navman Wireless on +44(0) 1782 557950, email info@navmanwireless.co.uk or visit www.navmanwireless.co.uk.

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