May 08, 2013
Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc. Eliminates Unauthorized Vehicle Use with NexTraq Fleet Tracking
Full-service construction contracting company saves money on fuel and insurance costs while improving productivity
NexTraq®, a leading GPS fleet tracking and fleet management company, announced today that its client, Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc., was able to save money on fuel and insurance costs while improving productivity with the NexTraq GPS Fleet Tracking solution.
After being referred by an existing NexTraq customer, Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc. selected the NexTraq® GPS Fleet Tracking solution due to its ease-of-use and quick implementation process. Jodie Evrard, Office Manager for Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc., said, “We chose NexTraq because the solution is user-friendly and it does everything we need it to do.” Evrard noted how seamless the integration process was. “Our sales representative and the NexTraq installation team was quick to respond and flexible with our schedule. In fact, we added another unit and within a week it was installed and running. You can’t beat that for service.”
Since implementing the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution, Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc. has been able to eliminate unauthorized vehicle use. Evrard said, “Since our drivers take their vehicles home at night, we didn’t have a way to ensure they weren’t using their vehicles outside of office hours.” She adds, “The ability to track our vehicles has enabled us to virtually eliminate personal driving. Now that our employees know they’re being monitored, they are following the rules and increasing their productivity.”
In addition to eliminating unauthorized vehicle use, Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc., was also able to reduce both fuel and insurance costs. Evrard said, “Because we’re able to monitor where our vehicles are going and what they are doing as well as driver behavior, we were able to receive savings from our insurance provider.” Evrard adds, “The NexTraq solution has also helped curb wasteful fuel practices among our drivers, ultimately providing us with more fuel savings.”
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, states, “As we continue to see an upswing in the housing market and new construction increases, construction businesses, now more than ever, need their employees working as efficiently as possible. The NexTraq solution provides the visibility and insight that businesses need to in order to improve inefficiencies and ensure a productive workforce.”
Other benefits? Evrard cited that using the NexTraq solution has helped with tax purposes. “When it came to filing our taxes, we were able to tag personal vehicle usage to the employee and not to our business which proved to be beneficial.”
Evrard concludes, “The NexTraq GPS Fleet Tracking solution has definitely been beneficial as well as essential for our growth and for cutting costs. The solution pays for itself. Every single month, it pays for itself.”
For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution and its applications –Fleet Metrics™, Fleet Dispatch™ and NexTraq Connect™ – please visit www.nextraq.com or call 800.358.6178.
About Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc.
Established in 2001, Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc. provides a full line of services including design-build, construction management and commercial and industrial construction in Marion, Illinois. Striving to provide its customers with superior performance and quality results, Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc. approaches each project with a cooperative mindset, working with clients, architects and subcontractors toward the common goal—successful project delivery. For more information, visit http://evrardstrangconstruction.com/.
Established in 2000, NexTraq® provides the most advanced GPS fleet tracking and fleet management technology in the telematics industry. NexTraq offers an innovative and cost-effective solution that helps service and distribution businesses efficiently manage their day-to-day fleet related activities while reducing operational costs and increasing revenue. Based in Atlanta, NexTraq customers achieve ROI in as little as one month. For more information, please visit www.nextraq.com.