Martin Plant Hire upgrades tracking system

MARTIN Plant Hire has combined all its tracking systems through a single partner, in a bid to target improvements in driver behaviour, vehicle utilisation and asset security.

Andy Martin, managing director of Martin Plant Hire, explained, “We had previously worked with two separate telematics suppliers, but recognised the clear value associated with consolidating our systems so we can monitor all our resources through one solution.

“We have a longstanding partnership with Ctrack and believe their superior technology and outstanding support is the right fit for our business moving forward.”

The Motherwell-based company will be able to gain added visibility and control over their vehicles that operate throughout Scotland by using Ctrack Online – with the vehicles being able to be tracked in real time.

Martin Plant Hire will also introduce the Driver Mobi web app, that will allow staff to log expenses, complete vehicle checks and gain driver behaviour feedback through a smartphone. The company says this will allow them to better engage with drivers, simplify fleet data capture and ensure vehicle safety procedures are being followed.

Martin Plant Hire will also replace hard-wired tracking units in its plant with a wireless device to improve asset security and simplify installation. The Ctrack BX500 unit is powered by removable Lithium batteries, which can last up to four years when providing a single, daily tracking update. The ultra-compact size and lightweight nature of the device, combined with an IP67-rated, rugged housing will enable the company to install and conceal it on a variety of equipment.

Andy Martin added, “The Ctrack Online software is an ideal system to track and protect our vehicle and plant resources. This latest agreement gives us an opportunity to not only target productivity and service improvements, but also ensure our staff and assets are safe and secure at all times. We look forward to working closely with Ctrack to make the most of the solution and maximise the return on investment.”

Steve Thomas, managing director of Ctrack UK by Inseego, said, “By providing end-to-end support that expertly manages every aspect of a tracking solution, we have become the preferred telematics partner for a growing number of businesses across the UK. We take pride in our ability to better understand the needs of our customers so we can help develop and implement superior tracking systems that deliver a range of cost savings and performance benefits.”