Quartix has equipped one of the United Kingdom’s major portable toilets providers with online vehicle tracking.
The real-time system is saving Toilets+ as much as £400 per month in fuel costs, cutting engine-idling times throughout its 40-vehicle fleet.
Managing director Mick Bowman said: “Through the system we discovered some staff were reaching a site and leaving their vehicle’s engine running, often for very long periods. In fact, they are required to switch off and remove the ignition key on arrival.”
Currently, Toilets+ has 32 of its vehicles – mainly Mercedes Sprinter vans – equipped with the Quartix InfoPlus option, and plans to equip the remainder over coming months.
InfoPlus’s many real-time benefits include one-minute vehicle updates, tailored daily and weekly management reports, real-time geofencing alerts, speeding and driver behaviour reports, a vehicle route replay facility, a fleet management organiser, a system configuration control, and Google Maps with satellite view.
Toilets+ is particularly impressed with being able to guide vehicles to new sites using the Google mapping facility on the Quartix system.
“We also use the Quartix service to check drivers’ start and finish times to aid the monthly payroll. It is helpful for monitoring the bill from TFL for congestion charges as mistakes can be made,” Mr Bowman said.