Anglian Water Develops Novatel Wireless's Fleet Management System

By CIOReview | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA: Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ:MIFI), provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) announced that their Ctrack fleet management solution has been extended to Anglian Water across 500 vans within its fleet having already achieved a host of benefits in terms of road safety, fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility.

The latest agreement, takes the total number of vehicles tracked by the Ctrack Online system to 1,750. Ctrack was originally appointed in 2014 to implement a web-based tracking solution across Anglian Water’s treatments, waterworks and waste water operations. This included the adoption of the Driver Behaviour Indicator (DBI), an in-vehicle device that alerts drivers to any infringements when on the road by displaying a series of traffic-light coloured warning lights.

"We have worked closely with Ctrack to develop an effective tracking solution with driver behavior monitoring that supports our commitment to Duty of Care," said Stewart Lightbody, Head of Fleet Services at Anglian Water. "The safety of our staff, other road users and pedestrians in the areas we operate is our biggest priority, so we are delighted to see such positive changes to driver behavior. Moving forward we are targeting a 25 percent reduction in accidents as well as further improvements in fuel efficiency."

Anglian Water uses Ctrack Online’s reporting tool to capture management information regarding driver performance and driving exceptions. This has enabled the company to identify areas of improvement and maximize its driver training initiative, resulting in an almost fifty per cent reduction in the number driver exceptions – such as speeding and harsh acceleration, braking and cornering – from 25 miles per event to 49 miles per event.

As part of the driver behaviour programme, Anglian Water also operates a zero tolerance to speeding, so a bespoke speed band reporting tool has been created to enable the company to monitor where any issues are occurring.

A simple-to-use fleet management solution, Ctrack delivers real-time visibility and control into day-to-day fleet operations. With the Ctrack solution for the enterprise, customers can easily and securely manage complex organizations, as well as improve driver safety, increase cost savings and improve worker productivity.