Dalziel Mechanical Services chooses Ctrack for Vehicle Tracking Solution

Dalziel Mechanical Services, a leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction services, has selected a vehicle tracking solution from Ctrack to maximise mobile resources, improve fleet security and reduce operating costs.

Under the agreement, the company will use Ctrack Online, a web-based tracking tool, across its fleet of vans used to transport engineering teams to and from customer sites in and around the central belt area of Scotland.

Ctrack Online will replace an existing system that was failing to meet the precise needs of Dalziel Mechanical Services in terms of both live tracking and historical reporting capabilities. It will be used from the company’s head office in Newmains, Lanarkshire, to provide complete visibility of remote teams to ensure they are operating responsibly and onsite as required.

In particular, Dalziel Mechanical Services will use Ctrack Online to monitor driver behaviour to help encourage improved driving styles and high levels of duty of care. This will include the tracking of harsh acceleration, braking and cornering, as well as speeding and excess idling. Meanwhile, the company will also use the system to identify any unauthorised or out-of-hours private mileage to comply with HMRC requirements and reduce unnecessary operating costs.

Jamie Delaney, Managing Director of Dalziel Mechanical Services: “Ctrack Online will provide an effective means of tracking our fleet, so we can see where all our vehicles are at any one time. This will not only help improve health and safety and duty of care, but also contribute to a reduction in fuel usage, streamlined administrative processes and enhanced customer service.”

John Wisdom, Managing Director of Ctrack commented: “Ctrack Online delivers real advantage by enabling fleets of all sizes to address business critical performance issues as a result of greater operational visibility, control and efficiency. As a result, we are tracking partner of choice for an increasing number of companies looking to boost fleet performance and reduce costs.”

The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process, which identified Ctrack as best placed to support Dumfries & Galloway Council’s diverse tracking requirements across a wide range of services including social work, construction, building services, road maintenance and waste management. The telematics solution will replace an existing system that no longer meets the needs of the council and will be rolled out over the coming months.

In particular, the tracking solution will include Driver ID to provide greater insight into the status and whereabouts of mobile employees historically or in real-time by allowing visibility and reporting by driver as well as by vehicle. Meanwhile, vulnerable lone workers will be provided with panic alarms to enable them to operate safely in isolated or unfamiliar locations without being cut off by giving direct access to assistance in case of an emergency or accident.

Councillor Colin Smyth, chairman of the Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee commented: “Using advanced communications technology, this vehicle tracking system will enable us to be more efficient and responsible. It will reduce fuel use, minimise carbon emissions, protect staff, and provide enhanced service levels, meeting our fleet needs now and in the future.”

John Wisdom, Managing Director of Ctrack said: “We are working with an increasing number of local authorities because of our ability to develop and support advanced vehicle tracking system that are tailored to meet precise operational needs. Councils have diverse vehicle fleets responsible for a wide range of services, so any telematics solution needs to reflect these unique requirements with high levels of scalability, functionality and flexibility.”