Improving fleet efficiency

Improving fleet efficiency using IoT

For all fleet operators, the cost of fuel is critical to the bottom line and any improvement in fuel efficiency, however small, can help reduce costs and consequently overall emissions.

We have been providing Dako, a company specialising in telematics, with the IoT connectivity it needs to support its networked logistics solutions for commercial fleets. One Dako customer, Schmalkalden Stadtreinigung GmbH (SSR), a waste management services company in Germany, has installed telematics devices into its collection vehicles. Using Vodafone IoT GPS tracking of the vehicles, connected to the Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform, the system is able to monitor, analyse and archive driving times, routes, driver activity and rest periods. This data is being used by SSR to optimise the vehicle rounds.

The next stage of the project will see the launch of a pilot to also monitor selected bins and recycling containers and alert SSR when they require emptying.