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Cornish Councils gain fingertip control of fleets with Masternaut

Caradon and North Cornwall DC
11 November, 2008

Leeds, UK, 11 November 2008 – Caradon and North Cornwall District Councils have selected innovative satellite tracking for managing their fleets and for providing the backbone to efficient routing and rescheduling refuse collection rounds. The Masternaut Three X services allow the councils to monitor and manage their fleets over the web – tracking refuse collection vehicles, street sweepers, and housing maintenance vehicles with pinpoint accuracy and also alerts managers and drivers of speeding. The system also provides lone-worker security enabling managers to see exactly where each vehicle is and helping them to keep track of individual staff.

Richard Isbell, Operations Manager, Caradon District Council, reports that the ease of implementation and user-friendliness of the system has impressed other departments within the Council and these are also looking to implement it for their vehicles.

“We are very pleased with the Masternaut system. We trialled several other systems but this one provides a wider range of useful features, offers greater capability for developing wider solutions and is very user-friendly. The real-time information the system provides via the Internet provides us with an up to the minute view of the vehicles. We are developing the system to reschedule our refuse collection rounds, and it is anticipated that this will provide a significant boost in efficiency. Furthermore, we have encouraged other departments to view the system and they have been impressed and are looking at implementing the system within their own departments,” he says.

Commenting on the use of the system Isbell says: “The staff fully understand and appreciate the rational for the system and that is for everyone’s benefit.”

“The beauty of the system is that we know that we have vehicle information at our fingertips and it is very flexible. We can view vehicle activities on any Internet-linked PC and we have equipped the depots with large screens so that controllers and drivers can also see what is going on throughout the day,” he adds.

Isbell says that other Masternaut capabilities are under review, including the possibility to implement the ground-breaking carbon-footprint reducing Greenerfleet solution that integrates seamlessly with the vehicle tracking system and also mobile access to the system via PDAs.

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