Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Meachers chooses Quartix for satellite vehicle tracking

Meachers chooses Quartix for satellite vehicle tracking
March 27, 2009

Meachers Group has installed internet satellite tracking throughout its transport fleet, continuing its policy of using leading edge technology to improve customer service.

The award-winning Quartix vehicle tracking system ensures the company has real-time information about its vehicles accessible online – with a full log of vehicle activity delivered by email each morning, enabling the company to quickly monitor its service to customers.

Information provided by the Quartix technology is helping Meachers reduce fuel costs, improve operating efficiency and safeguard vehicles and drivers. It is also providing information on fuel efficiency, vehicle speeds, loading and unloading times and on-time collection/delivery performance.

“The Quartix system gives us an instant, online snapshot of where any one of our vehicles is at any given time. It provides an accurate breakdown of the miles covered, the average speed, and whether or not they’re using the direct route”, said Stuart Terris, Deputy Managing Director of Meachers Group. “It is working really well, enabling us to identify any problems that may arise on the driver’s route and resolving them with the driver or the customer.”

Over the past nine months, having won a number of new contracts in a cross section of industries including aggregates, packaging, chemicals and plastics, Meachers has invested more than £2.5 million in new vehicles and equipment.

As well as investing in satellite tracking the company has installed reversing cameras, and updated its warehouse management information system at its Southampton and Derby warehouse facilities to provide staff and customers with greater control of stock levels and transactions.

Meachers’ continuing investment in new technology demonstrates its commitment to IT in providing customers with leading edge solutions.