McTear Contracts selects Ctrack Plug & Play to enhance fleet visibility and control

McTear Contracts, a leading gas, electric and heating contractor in Scotland, has adopted a self-installed tracking device from Ctrack, a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless, to better monitor its fleet of cars, vans and minibuses.

Ctrack Plug & Play will be used across 70 vehicles to gain greater levels of visibility, protect against misuse and ensure employees are driving responsibly.

McTear provides a comprehensive and integrated range of service to the social housing sector within Scotland covering all maintenance, design and installation requirements. With more than 200 employees spread across 16 customer sites, the company recognised the need for a simple and effective tracking solution that would allow it to monitor mobile assets when away from its network of five offices.

A wall-mounted screen located at McTear’s head office in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, will enable planners and managers to view precise vehicle locations and status, ensuring employees are arriving at customer sites on-time and helping identify appropriate resources for any reactive maintenance jobs. Meanwhile, real-time alerts will highlight any unauthorised vehicle usage and incidents of speeding, with supporting monthly reports providing the company with added insight into areas of improvement.

Jamie Mowat, Operations Director at McTear Contracts commented:

“We are committed to delivering an excellent service keeping to strict timetables and within budget. The Ctrack solution offers us an effective way of tracking our mobile resources to ensure they are operating efficiently and responsibly, while meeting the precise needs of the local authorities and registered providers we work with. In particular, we are targeting a reduction in unnecessary journeys and an improvement in customer response times.”

John Wisdom, European Managing Director of Ctrack said:

“We offer a wide range of vehicle tracking, fleet management, mobile job planning and security tools, so we can work closely with companies such McTear Contracts to create simple, cost effective and scalable solutions. By listening to our customers we can better understand their needs and develop superior tracking systems that deliver a range of cost savings and performance benefits.”

Ctrack Plug & Play is a self-installed fleet tracking device for cars and light commercial vehicles that connects quickly and easily to the OBD II diagnostic port to capture critical telematics data. It can be fitted within a matter of seconds and transferred when required between different assets, providing complete visibility of assets through advanced track and trace and reporting functionality.

Find out more about our Plug & Play Solution here

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