Van hire business installs Trakm8 Prime

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Fareham uses Trakm8 Prime devices to monitor driving habits

Fareham Car and Van Hire has installed 45 Trakm8 Prime devices across its LCV hire fleet.

The units have been hardwired into the vehicles, which include Ford Transit vans and minibuses and Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.

The hire firm is said to have switched vehicle tracking providers having been impressed by Trakm8 Prime’s standard features, including real-time vehicle battery status and diagnostic trouble code alerts, as well as driver behaviour scoring.

Fareham executive support officer Lauren Stone said: “The vehicle health features of Trakm8 Prime are really helpful to us as a hire company. It means that we can sort out problems before they cause a breakdown.

“We have quite a lot of vehicles on long term hire and they all undergo monthly checks to make sure they are in the best possible condition.

“With Trakm8 Prime, we can immediately see if something needs sorting out on a vehicle, rather than finding out weeks later. We solve a little problem before it becomes a big one.”

Fareham uses Trakm8 Prime to monitor key bad driving habits such as heavy acceleration, over-revving, harsh braking and sharp cornering.

It has also used the system to set up geo-fences – virtual boundaries – around its premises. Whenever one of its vehicles crosses a geo-fence, the system sends a notification to the user.

Stone said: “The driver behaviour feature has become really useful, as we can see how customers are treating our vehicles.

“Also, the alerts that let us know when vehicles have left and returned to the company address are extremely helpful as they provide a clear digital record of when a vehicle was hired and when it was returned.”




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