January 31, 2013
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Reduces Speeding by 95%
Park services municipality uses the Idle Report and Speed Alerts to monitor driver behavior
NexTraq, a leading GPS fleet tracking and fleet management company, announced today that its client, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, has reduced excessive vehicle idling and speeding by using the Idle Report and Posted Speed Alert functionality within the NexTraq® platform.
After looking into several fleet management solutions, Doug Boehm, Superintendent of Parks and Planning, ultimately chose NexTraq due to its superior customer service and attention to detail. Boehm said, “My NexTraq representative spent a good deal of time working with me and was very patient throughout the entire process.”
Since implementing the NexTraq GPS Fleet Tracking solution, Boehm has virtually eliminated the problem areas within his fleet operations. “We have reduced speeding and vehicle idling by 95% with the NexTraq solution,” said Boehm.
Boehm has seen significant improvements in driver behavior since utilizing Posted Speed Alerts. “We received over 20 notifications of speeding violations within the first week of implementation. Now, we might only receive one notification a week, if that,” said Boehm. Along with Posted Speed Alerts, the Idle Report has helped Boehm to monitor and reduce idle time and lower fuel consumption.
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, states, “With the Idle Report and fuel card integration, businesses can more efficiently monitor fuel usage and reduce fuel costs.” Scarbrough adds, “In fact, our customers typically see a 20% reduction in fuel costs after implementing the NexTraq GPS Fleet Tracking solution.”
In the future, Boehm plans on utilizing more features and functionalities within the NexTraq solution, ensuring the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District continues providing quality parks and recreation for its residents year after year.
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 Homewood-Flossmoor Park District
Founded in 1969, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its residents through exceptional recreational opportunities, facilities and parks while practicing environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.hfparks.com or call 708.957.0300.
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.