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Davenport Energy Reduces Idle Time by 80% with FleetOutlook

Davenport Energy was looking for a way to better track and manage their large, diverse fleet of vehicles by delivering real-time data and providing the ability to track, locate and manage their drivers while out in the field.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • CalAmp
    CalAmp is a proven leader in the mobile resource management (MRM) and machine-to-machine (M2M) space, connecting clients to business-critical data and transforming it into actionable intelligence for people, systems and machines.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Transportation
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Fleet Management
    Fleet management is an administrative approach that allows companies to organize and coordinate work vehicles to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide compliance with government regulations. While most commonly used for vehicle Tracking, fleet management includes other use cases such as mechanical diagnostics and driver behavior. Automated fleet management solutionsto connect vehicles and monitor driver activities, allowing managers to gain insight into fleet performance and driver behavior. This enables managers to know where vehicles and drivers are at all times, identify potential problems and mitigate risks before they become larger issues that can jeopardize client satisfaction, impact driver safety, or increase costs.
  • CUSTOMER
  • Davenport Energy provides propane, gasoline, fuel oil and kerosene service for more than 21,000 homes and businesses throughout central, southside and southwestern Virginia.

  • SOLUTION
  • FleetOutlook, a web-based GPS fleet and asset management solution was deployed. LMU-2600, an in-vehicle GPS hardware device was installed in all 51 of Davenport Energy's fleet vehicles. The devices, coupled with FleetOutlook, provided complete visibility of their fleet in real time.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Asset Utilization, Driver Behaviour, Driver Idle Time, Vehicle Location Tracking, Vehicle Status
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Production Uptime]
    Cloud-based asset management significantly reduced idle times and improved asset utilization.
    Impact #2
    [Process Optimization - Real Time Asset Tracking]
    The location and status of vehicles and drivers can be identified in near real-time.
    Impact #3
    [Management Effectiveness - Internal Collaboration]
    Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Davenport Energy's fleet reduced the instances of idle time over 25 minutes by 64% in the first month.

    Benefit #2

    During a 22-day period, Davenport Energy’s fleet reduced excessive idle events from 326 instances to 117 instances of idling for more than 25 minutes. For the next 22-day period, idle events continued to reduce from 117 instances to just 60 instances.

    Benefit #3

    Davenport Energy were able to reduce excessive idle time by 80% using FleetOutlook in less than three months.

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