Morrisons deploys telematics solution to reduce fuel costs

UK “big four” supermarket chain Morrisons has made an agreement with the fleet management telematics company Microlise. As per the agreement Microlise will deploy a state of art telematics system on Morrisons’ 545 Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), which is expected to lessen the fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions.

The new arrangement, grounded on Fleet Performance and Journey Management items from Microlise, has been conveyed within six weeks of request. This includes integration of Paragon’s Fleet Controller system as well.

This has permitted Morrisons to expand automobile uptime, enhance fuel performance and advantage from real time monitoring of its fleet against timetable. Nick McCurtin, Head of Central Logistics at Morrisons said that the company decided to deploy Microlise solution across their fleet after a detailed competitive tendering process. The newly deployed system ensures the resupply channels of the supermarket chain with their stock being mobilized to more than five hundred stores across the country.

The Microlise arrangement incorporates A-G rating tables to quantify drivers’ performance on fuel productivity. The arrangement also incorporates the ruggedized Microlise DriveTab, which is likewise utilized for 2-way messaging, vehicle checks and in later stage Morrisons will utilize it for creating guided routes for the driver to take after.

Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer, Microlise said the company has invested a great deal of research and innovation on their products, which rightly reflects in the field of driver engagement. He optimized the super market chain will see definite benefits through using this telematics solution.

The Journey Management system will give Morrisons stores and transport staff real time visibility of vehicles against plan, cautioning stores to an approaching entry and permitting management to augment fleet usage.