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Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: Ebbon-Dacs and vGroup to showcase new telematics solution

moDrive offers fleet operators access to key fleet management tools, which target fuel savings, meet duty of care requirements, highlight aggressive and costly drivers, accurately record all mileages and identify vehicle faults and when servicing is due – all for less than £5 per month per vehicle.

One major leasing company is already in the process of implementing moDrive for all its new salary sacrifice vehicles, while talks are ongoing with several other large fleets plus a number of motor manufacturers.

The management tools available through moDrive allow fleet managers to tackle major areas of fleet concern. Through moDrive, fleet managers can:

  • Capture all mileages
  • Identify vehicle faults
  • Anticipate when servicing is due
  • Reduce wear and tear costs
  • Identify expenses fraud
  • Highlight rogue driving behaviours
  • Monitor duty of care information
  • Target fuel savings and monitor results
  • Store unlimited amounts of data
  • Have full connectivity of hardware

Put together, these tools allow fleet managers and other end users to run their fleets more efficiently and cost effectively as well as meeting legal and health and safety requirements.

The moDrive system is based around the most sophisticated and proven dealer-fit, black box hardware, currently utilised by tens of thousands of vehicles throughout the UK.

‘We are delighted to be at Silverstone for the 2014 Fleet World Fleet Show with our moDrive telematics solution,’ said Robert Pilkington, managing director of the Leaselink International division of Ebbon-Dacs.

‘Through moDrive, fleets get is access to key fleet management tools that allow for a more cost efficient and legally compliant operation of their vehicle fleets – all for less than £5 per month.

‘We are well aware of some of the negative implications associated with the tracking functionality of telematics for company cars. But, with moDrive, fleet users can opt to not use the tracking option. Instead, they can use its cutting edge functionality to run their fleet more efficiently and cost effectively,’ he said.

Studies show that some fleets still see the high cost of telematics as a major barrier to wider uptake in the fleet market, with telematics providers charging significant amounts per vehicle for their services. The moDrive proposition, however, provides cheaper, yet powerful functionality that meets all fleet operators’ needs.

With the moDrive solution, data from each vehicle is transmitted to a state-of-the-art hosting facility where it is processed and made available in a variety of reporting formats. Despite its low cost of entry, moDrive is designed to be scalable and is capable of handling many tens of thousands of vehicles.

Vicky Arnold, head of sales at vGroup International, commented: ‘At Silverstone we will be explaining how moDrive can play a huge part in the more efficient operation of most vehicle fleets.

‘Ebbon-Dacs’ existing Leaselink infrastructure and vGroup’s existing logistics infrastructure gives us a unique cost base and a unique customer offering, and allows us to keep the entry price for moDrive as cost-effective and low as possible,’ she said.

For more details of the Fleet World Fleet Show 2014 please phone 01727 739160, visit www.thefleetshow.co.uk or click here to register: www.thefleetshow.co.uk/visiting.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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