DFS is a sofa retailer and manufacturer which has 51 operating centres across the UK.
As one of the best known and largest fleet operators in the UK, Eddie Stobart runs more than 2,000 vehicles and employs in excess of 5,000 staff. Eddie Stobart has been diversifying into new sectors.
John Mitchell started back in 1956 with a single vehicle. The founder’s son Iain Mitchell is now at the helm as the Managing Director, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the company, running 122 vehicles and employing 130 drivers. The challenge for the business is to deliver outstanding value and service for customers whilst minimising operational costs and improving safety
Until recently, all businesses within the Travis Perkins group had a very manual process when it came to deliveries. With a reliance on paper-based processes they wanted to find a more efficient, easier way of providing a signature to customers in an electronic format, whilst boosting safety and improving delivery accuracy and giving drivers the tools they need.
Maritime Transport Ltd, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned container transport and distribution operators, investment in telematics in 2012. After identifying and tackling areas where return on investment could readily be made, Maritime has continued to invest and innovate in terms of how the telematics solution in place is used within the operation.
MAN Truck & Bus UK partnered with Microlise in 2008, after an extensive search for a long-term telematics partner. The UK operation, run from its Swindon headquarters, was looking to offer a MAN telematics solution to its customers that would deliver additional return on investment in the form of driver and vehicle performance information.
In order to improve fleet utilisation, whilst increasing safety and driver performance, Nationwide Platforms were looking for a telematics provider that would understand the issues faced by the business. Agility was a key issue, with customers demanding access to products at short-notice, as was achieving a reduction in operating costs.
In 2011, transport operator Brit European embarked on an ambitious strategy to tackle the post recession market. Rather than scale back, the company launched its Environmental Efficiency Project – a bold plan to use equipment design, aerodynamics, technology and staff training to reduce its environmental impact and increase operational efficiency. Since then they have also adopted dual fuel vehicles, running on both diesel and compressed natural gas.