-- TomTom Business Solutions, the division dedicated to commercial fleets, today announced that Chen Medical, a primary care service providing medical care to residents of southern Florida, has increased the carrying capacity of its fleet by 30 percent using the TomTom PRO 7150 and TomTom HD Traffic solutions.
Chen Medical transports an average of 300 patients per day, using a fleet of 12 vehicles. Scheduling is built around the ability to accurately provide on-time transportation so that medical staff can anticipate a patient’s arrival and departure times, with each driver performing 20 pick-ups on a typical day.
“Every second counts when moving up to 300 patients a day,” said Ivan Garneff, transportation director for Chen Medical. “TomTom has made it much easier to plan routes for our 12 vehicles and saved us a tremendous amount of time by sending drivers out on more efficient routes, avoiding traffic and integrating with Route Solutions.”
Using the TomTom PRO 7150, Garneff and his team are able to calculate the fastest routes to help drivers spend less time on the road. The PRO 7150 features traffic updates that help drivers avoid traffic delays and TomTom IQ Routes, which evaluates routes based on actual traffic speeds rather than posted speed limits. It also is able to recommend the fastest route for any particular time of day. And because TomTom’s products integrate easily with Route Solutions, the leading route planning offering, it is easy for the transportation staff to select the best routes in advance to accurately plan departure and arrival times.
“Implementing TomTom Business Solutions has helped Chen Medical save time on the road and improve the health care delivery process to their patients,” said Michael Geffroy, Vice President of Sales, North America for TomTom Business Solutions. “With improved fleet efficiency and the ability to bring patients home quickly Chen Medical is maximizing the value of its transportation group on a daily basis.”
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About TomTom N.V.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has over 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.
Our products include portable navigation devices, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services, including the award winning HD Traffic™.
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About TomTom Business Solutions
TomTom Business Solutions is a leading provider of fleet management solutions, and is recognized as the fastest growing Telematics Service Provider (TSP) for commercial fleets in Europe. TomTom Business Solutions is fully dedicated to commercial vehicle fleets and has been operating under the TomTom WORK brand for the past 5 years. TomTom Business Solutions’ WORKsmart fleet management solutions integrate navigation, dispatch and tracking through a combination of industry-leading hardware, software and maps.
About Chen Medical
Chen Medical has been providing primary care medical services to residents of southern Florida for more than 25 years. The company has eight offices, more than 30 board certified physicians, and a team of more than 300 health care providers working with patients of all ages.