Teletrac Navman signs contract with CRS Building Supplies

Teletrac Navman, a global market leader in telematics technology, has contracted independent construction trader CRS Building Supplies Ltd to transform its fleet operations.

With 12 branches in Somerset, CRS Building Supplies has been supplying quality building materials to professionals and the public since 2005.

The Southwest-based company has equipped its 54-vehicle fleet with Teletrac Navman’s advanced end-to-end fleet and mobile asset management solutions. The new system enables CRS Building Supplies to capture vital data and real-time information across their entire fleet to benefit from increased compliance, efficiency and productivity. The package includes tachograph management to increase compliance and driver scorecard to measure performance and improve safety.

A key feature includes Power Take Off Report (PTO), which monitors vehicle loading and unloading activities and is an important feature for CRS Building Supplies. It highlights when vehicles are in use and not just “on” and idle – critical as CRS considers fleet electrification and range requirements.

Chris Lee, transportation assistant at CRS Building Supplies, said: “Teletrac Navman ticked all the boxes, providing a bespoke solution to meet our needs. Our experience working with them so far has also been first class; the team was extremely hands-on, ensuring the implementation process went smoothly from start to finish.

“Although we are just getting started, we are already seeing the benefits. I don’t go a day without using the system, mainly to use the location features and the Driver Scorecard report, which is useful for driver behavior and compliance. »

Peter Millichap, Marketing Director at Teletrac Navman, added, “CRS clearly prioritizes its security and compliance standards, having recently achieved DVSA Recognition Accreditation. Its latest initiative to implement a dedicated fleet management system demonstrates the company’s genuine commitment and meticulous approach to meeting the highest driver and vehicle standards. This is an exciting time for the company as it begins to digitize its operations, and we will do everything in our power to support them in this journey. »

CRS has also appointed a partner with expertise in electric vehicles to support the electrification of its fleet going forward, which currently consists of crane trucks, 7.5-ton dump vehicles and 3, 5 tons.

Teletrac Navman’s EV Readiness Tool analyzes all telematics data to provide operators with detailed recommendations on where EVs could be adopted in their operation. Moreover, the smart algorithms behind the tool not only tell you the feasibility of the switch, but they also calculate the total cost of ownership of an EV switch against the existing fleet (purchase price, residual value, taxes , insurance, maintenance, electricity costs), as well as the total CO2 and the fuel savings the company would achieve.

Darcy W. Kerr