November 20, 2012
SEKO Logistics Reduces Idle Time by 85% with NexTraq
Supply chain and goods transport company reduces idle time and cuts fuel costs by monitoring employee driving habits
NexTraq, a leading GPS fleet tracking and fleet management company, announced today that its client, SEKO Logistics, was able to dramatically reduce vehicle idle time by 85% with the NexTraq® Fleet Tracking platform. Additionally, they were also able to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, as well as improve visibility into employee driving habits.
Danny Cohagen, General Manager of SEKO’s in-house cartage company, Today Delivery, decided to implement the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform due to its functionality, affordability and ease-of-use. He noted that the intuitiveness of the system played a large role in his decision. Additionally, the Fleet Dispatch application was perfect for his team to gain insight into where their fleet was throughout the day and how they were operating. By identifying key issues and challenges, he was able to single out which areas needed the most improvement.
Using the Fleet Dispatch application, SEKO Logistics was able to make its field employees more productive through the use of in-vehicle Garmin® devices. The voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions allowed their fleet to cut down on surplus driving and reduce fuel costs. Cohagen stated, “Our employees no longer backtrack to get to job locations. With a fleet management system, my drivers know the most efficient way to get somewhere, which cuts down not only on fuel, but also on the amount of miles being put on the vehicles.”
In addition to improved routing, SEKO Logistics was also able to cut their vehicle idle time by 85% since implementing the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform – from almost 23 total idle hours in July 2012 to only 3 hours in September 2012. Cohagen attributes the decrease in idle time to the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform and the visibility and insight it provides into his fleet operations through features such as the Idle Report.
He adds, “With so many daily activities to keep an eye on, it can be easy to lose track of things like vehicle idle time. NexTraq puts me back in charge by making fleet management an easy and automated part of my business.”
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, stated “The high cost of fuel is one of the largest concerns we see with our customers. By being able to track idle time and overall driver behavior, our customers can save substantial amounts of money.”
With more than 150 offices in over 40 countries worldwide, it’s easy to see why fleet visibility is important to SEKO Logistics. Cohagen says NexTraq’s Fleet Tracking platform “puts him in the driver’s seat,” so he and his team know where drivers are and what they’re doing. He adds, “It’s much easier to manage my business when I know the whereabouts of the trucks and can monitor their actions, such as speeding.”
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 800.358.6178.
About SEKO Logistics
Established in 1976, SECO Logistics operates in more than 150 offices in over 40 countries worldwide. SEKO offers a full range of supply-chain technology solutions including domestic and global air, ocean, and ground transportation, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, trans‐border distribution, U.S. home delivery, and DC bypass shipping. SEKO’s IT solutions offer a broad range of real‐time, Web‐based applications helping you manage your products and orders remotely, regardless of their global location. Visit www.sekologistics.com for more information.
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.