Since FleetTracker has been in place, Andy Pears, Welding Manager at Weld-A-Rail, has reported a reduction in the cost of keeping the company’s vehicles on the road.
Andy says: “Prior to having Crystal Ball, we did not have a system in place that could enable us to differentiate between business and private mileage. Now that we do, we have definitely noticed a decrease in costs. Crystal Ball is certainly a money-saving tool. Our fuel bills have reduced as a result of the reduced mileage. The lower mileage also means less wear and tear on the company vehicles.”
Andy says that FleetTracker has proved its value to the company, especially since assisting in the recovery of two stolen vehicles. Andy comments:
“We recently had two vehicles stolen within three days of each other. Using Crystal Ball, I was able to immediately locate the vehicles, which were parked two miles from where they were stolen. I was then able to phone the police and get the vehicles recovered and repaired. Crystal Ball was invaluable in assisting the recovery of the vehicles.”
It wasn’t only the vehicles that the Crystal Ball solution saved, as Andy explains: “Both vehicles were carrying very expensive tools and it would have been an expensive job if they had not been recovered.”
FleetTracker’s flexible and full-featured reporting came in useful in ways the company did not foresee when selecting a solution. Andy says: “I was able to provide the police with Crystal Ball reports which were very useful; these detailed the time the vehicles were taken, the routes that were taken and the times they were dumped. Without Crystal Ball these vehicles would not have been recovered and thankfully no vehicles have been stolen since.”