JP Services has cut down on idling and maintenance costs.
Tracking idle time and idle to cost percentage has helped
raise awareness of excessive idling
. Drivers are more
conscious of their behavior and look for ways to be more
fuel efficient. Leaving multiple trucks idling at the same
job site is a thing of the past.
Previously, they had problems with exhaust filters clogging
up, since most of the trucks are diesels. Now that idling
is under control, the filter issues have been eliminated.
This is good news for JP Services. Less time spent at the
dealership for cleaning and repair, means more time on
the job site, getting business done.
Engine fault code data in MyGeotab allows JP Services to
detect possible issues in advance. When diagnostic faults
are detected, Peter alerts the mechanic right away so they
can be attended to quickly. This proactive management
helps cut down on potentially costly repairs or vehicle
down-time. Peter says, “We can solve the minor issue at
the time, before it becomes a major problem.”
Fast Access to Information
Before Geotab, getting the mileage on each of the vehicles was a time-consuming task. Peter would text message
drivers, or check the truck herself if she was in the area. Now, she can get accurate mileage at the click of a button.
The ability to confirm distance driven and pinpoint unnecessary, extra mileage has also been helpful.
MyGeotab provides real-time GPS location of vehicles. With this information, JP Services has cut down on miles
driven. If there’s a last minute job or pick-up, they can use MyGeotab to find and re-route the nearest driver.
JP Services Reinforces Core Value of Safety with In-Vehicle Alerts
Safety is a core value of JP Services, so they use telematics to help manage risky driving behavior. They can identify
the safe drivers in the fleet and who needs improvement. Telematics has become an extension of their safety
program, supporting company policies and training when drivers are in the field. Speeding is controlled with in-vehicle
driver feedback via beeper. As a result, JP Services has seen a reduction in maximum speeds.
Top Geotab Benefits for JP Services:
- High quality data recording for accurate information
- Engine fault data and notifications
- Confirmation of job site arrival and departure times
- Easy-to-use software platform and map
- Reporting on idling, speeding, and seat belt use
- In-vehicle driver feedback
JP Services is on the road to fleet success. Peter explains, “We are able to run our fleet more efficiently. We can see
when vehicles are having issues and resolve them faster.” The Geotab solution also has added value for the oil and
gas company. “We use it for more than its purposes, to do asset management,” says Peter. In the future, JP Services
would like to further enhance the maintenance program by setting up maintenance reminders
and also reduce the
amount of unnecessary miles driven. Overall, the Geotab solution helps JP Services focus on doing the best for their
customers, at the same time ensuring that each employee gets home safely each day.
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