August 23, 2011
Acres Group Recovers Stolen Assets with NexTraq
Leading Professional Landscaping Company Recovers Stolen Vehicles and Equipment while Reducing Driver Speeding by 92 Percent
NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, announced today that its client, Acres Group, has recovered more than $30,000 in stolen assets due to the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform’s reporting and alerts functionality. Additionally, Acres Group was able to reduce excessive driver speeding by 92 percent through speed alerts sent via text to Vice President of Acres Group North, Jeff Dumas, and other Acres managers.
Dumas, said, “We originally had a low-cost solution that didn’t provide enough functionality for our company. Because we lease space for our trucks throughout our market area, it was important to track vehicle movement at a moment’s notice.”
Since implementing the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, Dumas has recovered equipment and vehicles on more than one occasion. Dumas said, “Through the alert functionality within the NexTraq platform, I receive a text message if any vehicle in our fleet moves before 5 a.m. In fact, I was able to use NexTraq to notify the police that a theft had occurred.”
Additionally, Dumas cites the Idle Report as a powerful tool to decrease fuel costs across his fleet.
Upon implementation of NexTraq, the Speed Alert feature let Acres know that a small percentage of drivers were exceeding posted limits at some point during the day. Using the NexTraq platform, Acres managers receive messages notifying them if an employee is speeding. After a couple of weeks, the speed alerts were reduced by 92 percent.
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, said, “The reporting functionality within the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform provides our customers with the tools they need to lower operational costs and quickly realize ROI on their purchase. We develop our reports based on more than 10 years of customer feedback and will continue to add reporting features that provide value to our clients.”
For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, its applications – Fleet Mobile, Fleet Metrics and Fleet Dispatch, please visit http://www.nextraq.com or call us at 800.358.6178.
About Acres Group
Established in 1983, family-owned Acres Group has been providing premium quality landscape maintenance, landscape installation, customer design build projects and snow removal services for more than 25 years. With three offices and two nurseries providing service to all of Chicagoland, Acres has a motivated staff of certified horticultural professionals trained for all types of landscaping work. For more information on Acres Group, please visit http://www.acresgroup.com/
Established in 2000, NexTraq provides the highest value GPS fleet tracking solution in the telematics industry. The NexTraq™ Platform is a cloud-based application that enables service and distribution businesses to optimize fleet operations while reducing operational costs and maximizing revenue. Based in Atlanta, NexTraq customers achieve ROI in as little as one month. For more information, please visit www.nextraq.com.