April 18, 2012
Assurance Power Systems Eliminates Excessive Idling with NexTraq
Generac distributor and electrical services company uses the Idle Report, Posted Speed Alert and Maintenance Schedule Report to reduce fuel costs
NexTraq, the value leader of GPS vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, today announced that its client, Assurance Power Systems, has completely eliminated unnecessary idling, significantly reducing fuel costs. Additionally, the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking solution reduced maintenance costs by using less engine hours which ultimately helps with its vehicles’ longevity.
Some of White’s vehicles are diesel and are tracked by engine hours. With the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, being able to control idling and thus, engine hours, benefits him when he remarkets the vehicles. White said, “The more engine hours on a diesel truck decreases its remarket value dramatically.”
White also benefits from using the Posted Speed Alert to make sure technicians are following speed limits in more residential areas. “When the speed limit is 25 mph and my driver is going 35 mph, that’s a problem. Local groups in our area called community control have the authority to give tickets to offending drivers.”
Prior the implementing NexTraq, Assurance Power Systems used the honor system when dealing with a truck’s maintenance. White said, “We knew the guys weren’t doing it. So we set up our maintenance log in the NexTraq platform to track everything from oil changes to transmission flushes. Any business owner I know would love this feature because it prolongs the life of the trucks.”
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, said, “Our maintenance reporting within the NexTraq platform is not merely for scheduling oil changes. Whether it’s to create a log of what’s been done or what needs to be scheduled, proper maintenance of our customers’ vehicles affects everything from miles per gallon to resale value when it’s time to update their fleets.”
For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform and its applications - Fleet Mobile, Fleet Metrics and Fleet Dispatch - please visit http://www.nextraq.com or call us at 800.358.6178.
About Assurance Power Systems
Established in 2005, Assurance Power Systems, a Generac distributor, provides automatic standby generators as well solar and gas services, foam installation and directional boring. Based in Boca Raton, FL, Assurance Power Systems, through its network of franchise partners, specializes in the design and installation of residential, commercial, and industrial standby and emergency generators. They are experts in the national and local codes that govern the installation of standby generators. For more information, visit www.assurancepower.com.
Established in 2000, NexTraq provides the highest value GPS fleet and asset 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.