May Gurney saves 10 percent on fuel costs within three months of implementing Cybit's fleet tracking solution

  • Live fleet data enables strategic fleet management
  • Reduced fleet size by five per cent due to more efficient management
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May Gurney, the integrated support and construction services company, has installed the Fleestar-Online solution – from leading Telematics Service Provider Cybit – into the maintenance fleet of its Highway Services sector. The implementation has shown a saving of almost 10 percent in fuel costs alone within just three months.

Providing maintenance and enhancement services to the highways, rail, utilities, municipal waste and general infrastructure markets, May Gurney works primarily with the public sector and regulated sector customers across the UK. The installation comes as part of a broader corporate programme of efficiency to assist the delivery of May Gurney's Sustainable Management Programme.

"Having the Cybit solution has been a business revelation, both for tactical operation and corporate business efficiency management – even in such a short space of time," commented Martin Potter, operations director for May Gurney Highway Services. "We are using the data produced to benefit our business from a cost, mobile worker safety and service perspective."

The Highways sector performs largely reactive maintenance tasks such as repairing potholes, collapsed drains and damage caused by fallen trees. Because of the need to respond quickly, real-time visibility is highly important to May Gurney.

"We need to see where our engineers are when an urgent call comes in," continued Martin Potter, "otherwise we don't know who's in a position to deal with the incident most effectively. We now have all the live information available to effectively manage the process of identifying the most suitable resource – on a location and skill basis."

In addition to the cost saving benefits, closer engineer management has also enabled uplift in service and end-customer communication.

Identifying vehicle utilisation has enabled further savings to be made: May Gurney is also reporting a fleet reduction of five percent.

"We use our fleet smarter now. We noticed one instance where one of our smaller vehicles was making trips backwards and forwards for most of the day, when a larger vehicle could have the same effect in just one trip – a far more effective use of resources. It fits in perfectly with our business-wide drive for efficiency as well. We have everyone in the organisation working towards making the business more efficient," added Martin Potter.

May Gurney believes that telematics is also having a positive impact on the safety of its mobile workers.

"We see highly informative reports that enable us to work with our drivers and make them more aware of where they can contribute – both in terms of the routes they take and their driving practices – most noticeably with speed and route planning where we can take preventative action alongside our drivers," concluded Martin Potter.

The Fleetstar-Online solution is fully web-enabled, which enables May Gurney's different fleet and operations managers to all access the system at any time, from anywhere. This allows all major stakeholders in the operation to monitor activity and help further improve the service.

John Wisdom, Cybit's Sales and Marketing Director said: "The key driver for uptake of this technology is that we give companies a wealth of strategic information around fuel, costs and care. Fleet tracking helps identify inefficiencies and areas of Health & Safety care very quickly. We are proud to be associated with a leading brand like May Gurney and look forward to working with them as a trusted partner on their telematics journey."

About May Gurney:
May Gurney is a dynamic integrated support and construction services company providing maintenance and enhancement services to the highways, rail, utilities, municipal waste and general infrastructure markets, primarily with public sector and regulated sector customers, across the UK. The company focuses on long-term relationships, has over 5,000 employees and delivers solutions through two primary business segments - Maintenance Services and Engineering & Project Services.

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 (TSPs). 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 exploration and mining. 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

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