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Webfleet sees Blu-3 going green

19 May 2014 #CV Sector #Logistics #News

News from TomTom Business Services: TomTom Telematics is set to help Blu-3 demonstrate a commitment to greener, safer and more efficient performance as it bids for silver status under the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

FORS silver status is awarded by Transport for London to operators that have systems in place to improve a range of safety and environmental criteria. To help meet these standards the civil engineering and utilities specialist aims to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions using TomTom Telematic’s Webfleet platform to monitor fleet location, activity and efficiency.

London-based Blu-3, currently accredited with FORS bronze status, has rolled out TomTom Telematics’ tracking and diagnostic devices across a 125-strong vehicle fleet, which ranges from cars to 32 tonne rigid trucks.

“The monitoring of key performance indicators holds the key to reducing our carbon footprint,” said Blu-3 (’s Transport Manager Matthew Bennett.

“TomTom Telematics’ system offers the tools to achieve this and make smarter business decisions, while also delivering a wealth of additional benefits to cut costs and improve operations.”

The ecoPLUS fuel diagnostic device reads fuel consumption data directly from the vehicle to provide data on CO2 emissions and insights into individual and fleet mpg.

This information, along with data on speeding, harsh braking and steering, is fed back to managers in Webfleet who can coach drivers to improve fleet performance. Engine trouble code alerts, meanwhile, notify Blu-3’s fleet department in real time of vehicle problems that may arise – helping reduce maintenance costs and improve driver safety.

Bennett added, “TomTom Telematics’ advanced, future-proofed technology, along with its enviable reputation for reliability, sealed our decision to invest.”

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