July 05, 2012
NexTraq Helps Electrical Companies Eliminate Excessive Idling
GPS fleet tracking system provides reporting functionality to reduce fuel and maintenance costs
NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, announces today that the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform and its reporting functionality helps electrical companies reduce fuel and maintenance costs and improve fleet efficiencies.
With the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution, electrical fleet managers can use the Idle Report to reduce excessive vehicle idling and save more on fuel costs. Lowering engine-on hours means less consumption of fuel and less stress on a vehicle’s engine.
David White, Sr. Operations Analyst for Assurance Power Systems said, “We have completely eliminated unnecessary idling, significantly reducing fuel costs. Additionally, it helps with maintenance costs because you are using less engine hours which ultimately helps with our vehicle’s longevity.”
While reducing vehicle idling can help to prolong vehicle life, service companies can also manage vehicle upkeep with the Maintenance Schedule Report, making sure their vehicles are getting the proper services when needed.
“With fuel costs on the rise, service companies have to modify vehicle usage within their fleet operations.” said Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq. “Research shows that about 10 seconds of vehicle idling burns more fuel than restarting the engine, and over time causes the engine to operate inefficiently, diminishing performance.”
In addition to the Idle Report, Assurance Power Systems also benefited from the Maintenance Schedule Report. White adds “We knew the guys weren’t keeping up with vehicle maintenance. 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.”
For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform and its benefits for the electrical industry, please visit www.nextraq.com/electrical or call 800.358.6178.
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.