Cybit implements Fleetstar telematics for Volvo Construction Equipment Division

From: Cybit
Published: Thu Apr 08 2010

Cybit, the UK’s leading online Telematics Service Provider, has announced a new Fleetstar implementation for Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group UK Ltd – a wholly owned dealership of the global construction equipment manufacturer. Fleetstar now enables Volvo Construction Equipment to react quickly to customer calls, manage its service engineers more effectively and deliver increased quality of service to customers for whom time is of the essence when waiting for an engineer. The contract is for three years, with a further three year option.

Volvo Construction Equipment uses Fleetstar’s customisable reports to establish and monitor benchmarks for its customer SLAs – most of which relate to response times to emergency calls. Fleetstar will also help the company to manage duty of care responsibilities: average speed reports and elimination of telephone communication – by identifying real-time engineer positions on screen – both contribute to a safer working environment for mobile engineers.

"The implementation of Fleetstar has, from start-to-finish, fitted in perfectly with our business," commented Glynn Redshaw, National Service Manager, Volvo Construction Equipment Division. "The consultants all have an exceptional understanding of our goals and how the system can fully complement what we’re trying to achieve. This is a working partnership with Cybit – and that’s very important to us.

"We use a variety of the reports from Fleetstar, including the Out of Hours report to verify Business / Private usage policies; the timesheet reporting to verify time spent on jobs; and mileage reports to ensure that none of our drivers travel excessive distances. All this information is so easy to extract that it’s making a significant difference to our business."

John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director at Cybit added: "The role of telematics is becoming more and more integral to operating a business efficiently and with optimum effectiveness. Our work with Volvo Construction Equipment shows how vital an effective partnership with a telematics specialist can be – for example, we helped Glynn and his team recover a stolen van on a Sunday morning! In addition to these exceptional instances, telematics makes a meaningful and strategic impact on a range of day-to-day essentials, such as driver health and safety and operational efficiency."

Fleetstar-Online is Cybit’s industry leading, scalable suite of Internet-based Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and vehicle tracking tools. The high quality data relating vehicle and job performance is captured in conjunction with location information, reported and analysed through Fleetstar. This allows meaningful business decisions to be made using up to the minute information on operational performance.

Powerful reporting capabilities facilitate effective management of operational costs and productivity; support strategic initiatives around Carbon footprint; and increase compliance with legislation including Duty of Care and Health and Safety. The strategic importance of Fleetstar-generated information extends beyond vehicle tracking into the heart of the enterprise: Fleet derived information can be directly integrated into a range of business systems to improve the efficiency of the entire organisation. Fleetstar provides the business-critical information that organisations need to execute a clear and rapid path to return on investment.

About Volvo Construction Equipment Division:
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo Compact Equipment and Volvo road machinery products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of compact equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s offering consists not only of class leading construction equipment but also a range of support products covering parts, service and finance. For more information, visit

About Cybit:
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.

In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe’s leading Telematics Service Providers. More than 2,000 business-to-business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 50,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, workflow management, CanBus integration and internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.

Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the world’s major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique.

Cybit’s PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including mineral exploration and coastal security, Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.

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Contact information:

Duncan Burford
IBA - PR for Cybit
Tel: 01780 721 433

Graham Gordon
Marketing Manager, Cybit
Tel: 01480 389100
Company: Cybit
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