In Second Harvest’s first year of using GPS and consulting services, it achieved the following results:
- Reduced idle time by 30.8% per vehicle per day
- Reduced the maximum speed their trucks travel by 7%
- Increased average total stops by 7.6%
- Increased distance driven per day by 4.5%
As Thanksgiving approached, averaged almost 13 stops per truck per day. Trucks collectively recovered and delivered a record-breaking 600,000 pounds of food in the month of September and the first week of October.
With accurate GPS fleet management, Second Harvest can provide its sponsors with solid data illustrating its fleet’s efficiency, showing that it is making the most of every donation dollar.
In addition to the productivity enhancements achieved, Second Harvest also experienced operating cost savings and enhanced vehicle safety. When food donors call the office with an immediate need for pick-up, the software enables them to locate the truck in the closest proximity, reducing driver and dispatch time as well as fuel costs. Monitoring driver idling time and other truck activity allows Second Harvest to analyze and adjust factors that contribute to fuel consumptions and unsafe driving practices. Tania Krauser, Director of Operations, noted that a reward system for drivers would soon be implemented, encouraging safe and economical driving as further benefits of the Geotab technology.
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