Erimus Housing has implemented the carbon-reducing, fuel-saving GreenerFleet solution from Masternaut Three X.
The Middlesbrough-based housing association implemented the web-based vehicle tracking and emissions management system across its 100-strong fleet of building maintenance vehicles. After three months, Erimus has seen a reduction in fuel usage and an overall improvement in driver safety. The Masternaut system integrates directly with Erimus Housing’s back-office systems and its PDA-based mobility tools.
Mark Robson, head of property maintenance, Erimus Housing, said, “The GreenerFleet element of the system has helped us sell it to the workforce as our staff understand the need for us to use an environmental management tool. We can use the system reports to show the staff exactly how much fuel they have used in any given period and flag up excessive idling. Speeding incidents have also been reduced drastically, which pays dividends in fuel savings and in safety.”
Each Erimus maintenance vehicle is assigned to a specific tradesperson. Using the real-time, web-based interface Erimus can easily identify the exact location of each operator. This has allowed the maintenance department to develop quick-reaction services to vulnerable tenants, helping locate and send appropriately skilled personnel to deal with urgent issues. This rapid location of workers has also resulted in general efficiency improvements.