Glencroft to save £100,000 a year with tracking system

Groundwork contractor Glencroft is set to save £100,000 a year in fuel costs by implementing a web-based vehicle navigation and tracking service.

Groundwork contractor Glencroft is set to save £100,000 a year in fuel costs by implementing a web-based vehicle navigation and tracking service.

The Masternaut service uses satellite global positioning technology (GPS) and mobile communications (GPRS) to enable Glencroft to track vehicles and improve the efficiency of the company's mobile operations.

Managers can access this information using any web-enabled computer or handheld device.

"By reducing unnecessary mileage, we hope to reduce our annual fuel bill by half," said John Duffy, commercial director at Glencroft.

The service also provides vehicle drivers with voiced directions, traffic alerts and alternative routes when necessary.

"Since introducing Masternaut we have also improved our maintenance programme as we can be proactive in anticipating faults based on vehicle usage rather than waiting for a breakdown to happen," said Duffy.

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