What would an annual fuel spend saving of 5% mean to your
company? What if you knew that our customers have reported
up to 19% savings on their annual fuel spend? Small, medium, large
and global businesses save over £100,000,000 every year by
using TouchStar. TouchStar allows you to increase efficiency and
reduce costs within your transport operation, providing an extremely
attractive Return on Investment.
REDUCE TRANSPORT COSTS
The cost of fuel has spiralled in recent years and high prices look likely
to stay. With up to 37% of the cost of running a fleet attributed to fuel,
any efficiency savings have a significant effect on your bottom line.
But TouchStar’s reach also extends to the sell-on value or lease-hire
costs of your vehicles. DSM (Driving style management) is targeted
at saving fuel and reducing CO2, but an additional benefit occurs
because vehicles driven more carefully suffer less wear and tear,
fewer accidents, and require less maintenance. Parameters for harsh
acceleration and harsh braking can be set and discussed with drivers
at debrief sessions.
DRIVING STYLE MANAGEMENT
Making the most of our Driving Style Management module gives your
managers unique in-cab visibility. By gathering information from a
vehicle’s on board computer, managers can call up information on
known fuel consumption issues, like harsh acceleration or the time
a vehicle was left idling. Debriefing each driver and improved driver
training where necessary, can make a substantial difference to fuel
consumption – and therefore both environmental impact and the
bottom line. It also means that training is exactly and efficiently
targeted, reducing those costs as well.
Simply improving efficiency can cut down on miles run. TouchStar
gives you the tools to choose the right resource for the job giving
you an ‘as the crow flies’ distance coupled with an actual distance by
road along with the ability to ring fence the places where your drivers
should be – and highlight the places they shouldn’t.
Improving the use of your resources through better planning can
also reduce mileage run. Our job management module offers you
the ability to allocate the correct resource, with the correct driver to
the required job and reduce empty running by planning jobs for
As an extension of this capability, our best-in-class partners allow
us to be a one-stop-shop for extended services. TouchStar can
recommend which product will be most suitable to your operation
and deliver an integrated solution. So for example, implementing a
scheduling package through us will deliver the ability to re-spin plans
before problems arise saving fuel and time in the process.
Reducing turnaround time at a delivery improves the time your
vehicles are on the road. By alerting when inbound vehicles are due,
teams can be assembled and ready to unload when the vehicle arrives,
reducing waiting time for drivers. For service calls or home delivery,
a simple text message 20 minutes to the customer prior to arrival can
reduce the number of failed calls.
GAINING VISIBILITY THROUGH VEHICLE TRACKING
What would the ability to see the location of your fleet, on a map,
in real-time mean to your business? It could mean the ability to select
and send the nearest engineer to a broken machine or check the
progress of a delivery and thereby increase customer satisfaction.
Whatever your reason, TouchStar’s vehicle tracking gives real-time
visibility which helps you to increase efficiency, reduce mileage and
reap the benefits of increased profit and customer satisfaction.
SETTING GOALS AND ANALYSING THE RESULTS
A number of KPIs can be set up in the TouchStar vehicle tracking
system to help monitor specific corporate targets, from measures
such as fuel usage and CO2 emission reduction to your company’s
specific requirements. The reports produced allow you to track your
fleet’s performance allowing you to strive towards your targets.
FINANCIAL PROJECTION AND ANALYSIS
We may not have a crystal ball to foresee the future, but TouchStar
has the next best thing – a leading analysis and reports system which
helps you forecast your transport needs for forthcoming years. Our
suite of reports deliver the information you need to identify current
trends in vehicle usage and plan accordingly – in the way that’s right
for your business.