Foresolutions supply vehicle tracking to GPS Group

The client

GPS Panels, a manufacturer of electronic panels and system solutions for many different applications across a range of industries including water and waste treatment, rail and building services. Clients include Thames Water, Wessex Water, Network Rail and UK AEA.

The brief

GPS Panels run a substantial fleet of vehicles including cars, vans and lorries and were searching for
a system that would be able to show expected time of engineer arrival on site, check employee timesheets and identify business mileage from private journeys.

The solution

To meet the requirements of GPS Panels, a tracking system was the only way to truly monitor all requested aspects and Foretrack’s live GPS (Global Positioning System) vehicle tracking system was recommended as a solution.

The Foretrack system provides GPS Panels with web-based visibility of its mobile workforce from a a live web-based platform. Each vehicle is equipped with a tracking system which integrates with GPS. The GPS gets its signals from the satellites to pinpoint a vehicle’s location.

Foretrack delivers real-time data transfer and makes use of an internet-based tracking system to do its reporting. The system stores three months’ worth of data as standard and reports include journey history, location and timesheets to verify hours worked. The reports are generated automatically and are either emailed directly or downloaded easily.

The results

Foretrack enables GPS Panels to easily identify the nearest appropriately skilled engineer to respond to any given call-out and provide clients with verification of site attendance as well as total hours spent on a job which helps the company with client invoicing. Furthermore, thanks to the tracking capabilities, every route can be optimised to ensure a faster response time and eliminate unnecessary mileage.

GPS Panels is now enjoying increased efficiency across its operation and have greater insight into fleet utilisation overall. It is proving to be an invaluable asset to the fleet.

“The customer service I have experienced from the team at Foretrack has been fantastic. They are very helpful and extremely professional in the service they provide.”

Natalie Scudamore of GPS Panels