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Smart tools for construction fleet

15 July 2024

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS giant Breedon has slashed the amount of time it spends on tachograph administration by 1,300 hours a year – with the Webfleet fleet management system.

With 450 HGVs operating across more than 300 sites, the group provides asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and surfacing solutions within the UK and Ireland.

Webfleet’s Tachoshare Plus has helped Breedon re-coup the admin time by facilitating automatic daily remote downloads of both driver and vehicle tachograph data. Drivers and transport managers no longer need to travel to depots to complete vehicle downloads. Truck-specific navigation is also saving time and boosting driver safety. 

“With Webfleet’s HGV routing, we can set much more accurate routes avoiding low bridges, weight restrictions and narrow lanes,” said Sarah Scothern, general manager, transport & logistics at Breedon Group. “It also means we can give more accurate pricing estimates for delivery jobs.”

With MANTIS camera integration on most trucks, the transport team can now access video evidence remotely, immediately after incidents, using the same Webfleet interface. 

“Far from being a Big Brother intrusion, the in-cab technology means we can support our drivers better,” explained Sarah.

“With Webfleet and the multi-camera system, we can see the full picture, confirming, for example, that a driver was braking sharply to avoid a car cutting in, rather than driving dangerously.”

Breedon has also set its sights on improving driver behaviour, leveraging Webfleet’s OptiDrive 360 driver feedback and reporting.

“As well as setting challenging KPIs, we’re planning to introduce a driver of the year and most improved driver award, to help keep drivers incentivised to drive more safely and efficiently,” said Sarah.

Webfleet’s reporting suite will also be integral to the company’s aim to achieve the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver accreditation by the end of this year and net zero carbon emissions by 2038.

For more information, visit webfleet.com

 
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