Southern Cranes and Access is targeting ‘major fleet efficiency and productivity improvements’ following the introduction of a new integrated camera telematics solution. The Sussex-based crane hire and powered access specialist has rolled out Webfleet, together with MANTIS Live cameras, across its 91-strong mixed fleet of vans, cranes and heavy haulage transport.

Southern Cranes worked closely with AES Fleet, an official Webfleet partner, to deploy the solution.

“We wanted to ensure we had the best tech infrastructure to support our commitment to our value proposition of reliable, flexible and efficient customer service standards. The introduction of the Webfleet platform has enabled us to streamline and enrich our digital fleet management capabilities, and we are already realising significant productivity and cost-efficiency gains,” said Transport Manager, Tony Flegg.

Notably, vehicle downtime and administration has been reduced with Webfleet Tachoshare enabling tachograph data to be remotely downloaded from the company’s HGVs and shared directly with FTA Vision software for analysis.

“We previously had to try and catch the fleet drivers on site when available to manually download data and remain compliant,” explained Tony.

The fully connected vehicle camera system has offered greater asset visibility and security, with cranes often out on site for weeks at a time. The company’s cost control strategies, meanwhile, have been boosted by the ability to monitor and address inefficient fuel usage and driving performance with greater accuracy.

“The solution is robust and easy to use and it will help raise the bar in the efficiency of our day-to-day operations as we set our sights on continued business growth and the highest standards of service delivery,” Tony concluded.

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