Telematics provider TomTom Business Solutions has joined forces with The Fuelcard People (TFP) to offer customers of both firms a way of boosting efficiency and saving fuel.
Called Smart Fuel Saving, the move sees TomTom offer its customers discounted access to TFP’s services and vice-versa.
Steve Clarke, MD of TFP, says that his firm had been looking for a partner in the telematics arena for some time and it was through a mutual customer that the firm discovered that TomTom was looking for a fuel card business to work with.
“Once we got talking, we realised the potential synergies between us very quickly,” he says.
Irvin Gray, marketing manager at TomTom, adds: “Saving fuel is a massive issue in the industry and a significant amount can be saved just by better routeing.”
One feature offered by the new partnership is a facility in the TomTom system that routes a vehicle to the nearest filling station that accepts whichever fuel card the operator uses.
TomTom also offers a suite of applications that allows a van operator to identify less fuel efficient driving from staff, plus live traffic information and other tracking features.
Gray adds: “Traffic is a pain for everyone, but in business if you are not moving on the road then you are not working.
“As a fleet manager we now offer a way of saving money at the pump as well as through being more efficient.”
[Info from RoadTransport.com]