Colus, a provider of sewer renovation and drain repair services, has teamed up with Ctrack by Inseego to gain added visibility and control over its fleet of over 80 specialist vans and HGVs. The company has adopted Ctrack Online, the web-based tracking software, along with Driver ID, to better monitor drivers and vehicles, as well as streamline business and operational processes.

“We needed a telematics partner that could provide a simple-to-use vehicle tracking system, backed with high levels of service and support,” explains Simon Aylott-Cleaver, Managing Director of Colus Ltd. “The team at Ctrack is always on hand to give us the necessary guidance and assistance, ensuring we have a telematics solution in place that meets our precise fleet requirements and delivers clear return on investment.”

Colus will undertake a phased roll-out, initially fitting the Ctrack solution to a new fleet of vehicles and then replacing a legacy telematics system within existing vehicles as contracts expire. Every vehicle will be installed with Ctrack’s Driver ID, which will enable the company to capture data for individual drivers and ensure that vehicles are only operated by authorised members of staff. In addition, accurate start and finish times will be captured to verify timesheets and simplify payroll processes, while Colus will monitor usage to confirm that no private mileage is occurring in line with company van tax requirements.

When completed, Colus will have visibility of all vans and HGVs operating nationwide from its three locations in Weston-Super-Mare, Leicester and Worcester. This will enable the company to identify the nearest and most appropriate vehicle and team to an incoming work requirement, making efficient and best use of available resources. Historical trip data will also be used to investigate and verify alleged driving incidents, so any issues can be quickly resolved.

Steve Thomas, Managing Director of Ctrack by Inseego commented: “Our aim is to provide end-to-end support that expertly manages every aspect of a customer’s vehicle tracking system for the duration of their contract. This is the reason why a growing number of fleet operators, such as Colus, are choosing Ctrack as their telematics partner of choice and using our advanced technology solution to achieve a host of business and operational benefits.”