Telematics firm Teletrac Navman has begun supplying fleet management software to an LCV fleet shared by two Devon councils.
The fleet of 70 LCVs is jointly operated by South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council.
Since implementing Teletrac Navman’s telematics system, they are said to have optimised fleet management practices, thanks to being able to access real-time data such as driver performance information, vehicle location, and idling time.
The deal also includes support from Teletrac Navman’s Professional Services team, which has overseen the implementation process and will provide training on a case-by-case basis to meet the councils’ specific needs.
The councils are also planning to add Teletrac Navman’s Electric Vehicle Readiness solution, which uses AI software to create a detailed map for EV fleet transition.
South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council operations and fleet team leader Dale Cropper said: “From the moment Teletrac Navman went through the tender process, we’ve been nothing but impressed by the capabilities of the solutions they provide and how they will serve us over time.
“In the past, the safety of our drivers and those in the community was our biggest concern, and by adopting this solution, we expect many of our concerns will reduce or vanish entirely.
“We have made huge strides forward and are now energised to further establish our relationship with Teletrac Navman, looking at how we meet our environmental goals.”
Teletrac Navman UK vice president and managing director Richard Lilwall said: “Our continued working relationship with South West Devon has clearly been displayed through a willingness to improve their practices and implement a modern fleet management system.
“These are local authorities that are not only looking to serve their people in the present but are also looking to the future with their ambitions to partner with us in achieving a net zero fleet by 2030.”