On-board computers reduce vehicle abuse
Linkload Municipal Vehicle Hire of Grays, Essex, has reduced the problem of abuse to its vehicles while on hire by equipping them with an ICS Black Box "Fleet Log FL01" on-board computer to monitor automatically vehicle performance and driving quality.
Automatic downloading of recorded data to a central management computer is carried out by a low-power radio frequency (RF) modem whenever the vehicle passes within 150 metres.
Based on this data, Fleet Log FL01 is able to generate some 80 different reports, which allow management to analyse every aspect of fleet efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Based on analysis of driver and vehicle performances data from various projects, ICS Black Box predicts potential cost savings of up to 30%.