Kinesis Keeps Markovitz Fleet on Track with Integrated Telematics
Crewe, UK, 23 October 2018 – UK building supply company M Markovitz is using Kinesis telematics to track and manage its fleet of delivery trucks and staff cars. Integrated with fuel cards from UK Fuels, Kinesis delivers real time GPS monitoring of a vehicle’s exact location improving customer service with more accurate ETA notifications. Markovitz also uses Kinesis driver performance data, fuel analysis, geofencing and is trialling the use of the Kinesis Maintenance App.
Established in 1935 by Maurice Markovitz, the company was originally a coal and general merchants company before branching out into building materials. The Markovitz family of companies now encompasses eight builders’ and plumbers’ branches, three dedicated civils depots, two luxury kitchen and bathroom showrooms, a specialist Stove and Cooker centre and even an AA-Rosette awarded restaurant, employing around 250 people.
“Following an extensive review of potential solutions, including demonstrations, we selected Kinesis as it was a solution that offered the functionality we required at the right price,” commented Mike Davies-Key, Commercial Manager at M Markovitz Ltd. “We also felt the team behind Kinesis were happy to work with us to tailor the solution to meet our specific needs both now and as we grow in fleet size and expectations.”
Using Kinesis Markovitz has real time visibility of its mobile operation. The location of delivery trucks, updated every 30 seconds and displayed using an easy to interpret map screen, is boosting customer service with more accurate and timely communications. Delivery ETAs can be calculated and shared at the start of day, updated, and resent, if required, as drivers complete their schedules. Integrated fuel cards reduce paperwork associated with credit card or expenses claims and improve the management of fuel consumption, with accurate MPG calculations, and therefore can reduce costs and potential environmental emissions.
Kinesis helps Markovitz allocate deliveries to the most appropriate depot further boosting customer service and maximising operational efficiency. Virtual zones and boundaries can be defined, known as geofencing, and using the vehicle-mounted GPS devices, alerts triggered if these are breached. Markovitz also uses driver performance data, including speeding, harsh braking and accelerating and idling to monitor and improve driver behaviour for health and safety and cost control.
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Kinesis offers the most efficient solution for vehicle tracking and asset and driver management saving businesses time and money. Awarded Highly Commended in the 2016 UK IT Industry Awards, Kinesis won a Real IT Award for Turning Data into Insights in 2017 where Chief Information Officer Dave Roberts also secured Highly Commended in CIO of the year category. Also in 2017 Kinesis outshone the competition securing the winning spot in the category of Connected Car Solution of the Year 2017 in the Big Data and IoT Excellence Awards 2017.
Kinesis is a division of UK Fuels Limited. UK Fuels is part of Radius Payment Solutions, a global solutions provider to the small and medium fleet sector. Established nearly thirty years ago, Radius offers a wide range of products to the fleet and logistics market. From a core offering of fuel cards, Radius now provides vehicle tracking, vehicle hire, corporate MasterCard and much more. In 2016 Radius was rated a UK Sunday Times Top Track 100 Company.