RCS Logistics reduces expenditure and delivery times with Fleetstar-Online Telematics

  • New platform helps optimise fleet operations by monitoring planned vs actual performance
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Cybit, the UK's leading online Telematics Service Provider, has implemented its Fleetstar-Online solution for leading UK distribution, transport and warehousing provider, RCS Logistics. RCS will use Fleetstar-Online to monitor planned vs actual performance in real time to streamline the operational activities of the company to reduce expenditure and enable better management of resources, both human and vehicle.

RCS will use Cybit's online vehicle tracking and telematics software to enhance the visibility it has of its vehicles across the UK, to provide customers with accurate delivery times and to strategically improve existing operational procedures within the organisation. By using Fleetstar to monitor delivery progress and live vehicle locations, RCS will optimise vehicle performance to significantly reduce delivery times and running costs.

"We had been looking at ways to leverage our competitive advantage in the haulage and distribution market and recognised telematics as an ideal tool to achieve this," commented Darren Beaty, Operations Director for RCS Logistics. "We knew that by enhancing the visibility of vehicle movements and giving our central Traffic Team access to this data we could provide our customers with accurate delivery information and, on a more strategic level, develop our existing operational procedures.

"We also have Fleetstar-Online running throughout the day on a large screen at our control centre. At a glance, any of our Traffic Team can clearly see live vehicle locations and monitor delivery progress – this information can then be confidently communicated to our customers," Darren Beaty continued.

"We have always been aware of the cost implications of inefficient usage of vehicles. Fleetstar-Online has given us the ability to flag up occasions where, for example, our drivers have left vehicles running while at the depots and allows us to develop company policies with the aim to reduce these instances. Fleetstar has now become an integral part of RCS Logistics' operations."

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 RCS Logistics:

RCS Logistics is a leading distribution, transport and warehousing company based in Northamptonshire. Their fleet provides same-day courier services; full load transport and single pallet delivery from their Corby based Head Office throughout the UK and Europe.

As a member of the Pallet Force Network and entering into partnership with PalletFORCE, RCS Logistics works in conjunction with other partners to ensure efficiency and fleet utilisation.

As well as offering a fully racked warehousing space of approximately 330,000 square feet, RCS Logistics also holds bonded licensing for the delivery of produce incurring import charges.

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.

Additional information is available at www.cybitholdings.com, www.cybit.co.uk, www.truck24.com, www.amatics.com, www.cybitpositioningsolutions.co.uk and www.bluefinger.com

Contact information:
Duncan Burford
IBA - PR for Cybit
Tel: 01780 721 433
Email: dburford@iba-international.com

Graham Gordon
Marketing Manager, Cybit
Tel: 01480 389100
Email: ggordon@cybit.co.uk

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