Halfords is installing Webfleet Video connected fleet management technology on its van fleet.

The technology is being installed across the Halfords Mobile Expert and Halfords Commercial fleet of 700 vans which deliver mobile tyre services, including fitting and tyre repairs.

This will include using Webfleet’s OptiDrive driver behaviour functionality to reduce speeding and other unsafe driving events.

In addition, Webfleet’s integrated CAM 50 road and driver-facing cameras, with AI-enabled technology, will be used to track mobile phone usage and risky driving behaviour, with real-time alerts.

Halfords Mobile Expert operations director Karl Baker said: “With such a large fleet, it’s critical that our technicians out on the road are driving responsibly and respectably at all times.

“Webfleet has enabled us to bring all our tracking and driver management tools together into one easy-to-use system. The technology has been configurable to our needs, which has made the switchover seamless.

“We are also aiming to cut fuel spend by reducing idling time and to keep a lid on insurance premiums and excesses by sharing demonstrable proof of safer driving with our insurers.”

Webfleet regional director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions Beverley Wise said: “We’re delighted to see Halfords put their trust in Webfleet to deliver real, tangible results.

“Protecting a brand extends out from product conception all the way to delivery – including respectful and safe driving. This combined video and driver behaviour solution is a win-win, helping to protect both drivers and brand reputation.”