How do you maintain driver, motorist and pedestrian safety across a disparate fleet of hundreds of vehicles spanning every corner of the UK? For Altrad Services UK, operators of a 1,400 strong fleet, this was a problem they were committed to solving. By partnering with Trakm8, a leading telematics data specialist, Altrad drastically improved driver behaviour, slashed incident rates and almost halved costs from fines and repairs.

Altrad Services UK is the UK’s leading provider of industrial services to the oil and gas, energy and petrochemical sectors. Operating across high-risk sectors, Altrad has a deep-seated commitment to safety and relentlessly pursues areas where it can improve. A key area identified for improvement was driver safety.

Altrad set out to create a company-wide drive to bear down upon unsafe driving. After examining many of the fleet safety solutions on the market, Altrad turned to Trakm8, the recognised leader in telematics data, to help them improve safety across their fleet. Using Trakm8 technology, safety dramatically improved:

?Driver behaviour, measured by Trakm8’s 0-100% traffic light system, went from 62% in 2016 to 93% in 2019

?Incident numbers down from an annualised rate of 32% in 2016 to 12.5% in 2019

?Spending on fines and vehicle repairs down 40%

These significant improvements were made possible by the intelligent and nuanced insights provided by Trakm8 technology. Trakm8’s tracking device was installed in all of Altrad’s 1,460 vehicles, immediately giving Altrad’s fleet managers access to valuable data allowing them to introduce a company-wide initiative to combat poor driving and spread best practice throughout the fleet.

Matthew Hammond, Head of Fleet, Plant and Equipment at Altrad Services, said: “By partnering with Trakm8 we have been able to bear down on incidents in a way that is at once incredibly effective in reducing incidents and has a positive impact on our fleet workforce. What is unique about Trakm8’s product is its data insights for fleet managers coupled with its friendliness for our entire driving team.

“While fleet managers have access to a powerful tool, it’s also incredibly easy to get data out of the system and use it in our own comprehensive driver support schemes. And drivers are presented with easy to understand statistics that incentivise best practices, with an app they can download to track their score.”

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