‘Bespoke’ tracking solution for express delivery fleets launched by Ctrack to go beyond COTS telematics

Ctrack, an Inseego company, has launched a vehicle tracking solution aimed specifically at the courier and express delivery marketplace. Ctrack Courier has been developed to help tackle some of the most common and difficult challenges facing businesses in this demanding industry sector, with particular focus on security, driving behaviour and operational visibility.

There have been numerous instances where thieves have targeted vehicles left unattended while a delivery is made, with the vehicle keys in the ignition and the engine running.With multi-drop delivery vehicles increasingly at risk when they are stationary, Ctrack Courier has been designed to better protect vans and their valuable cargo.

“We are offering a bespoke solution for courier and express delivery operators that incorporates enhanced features and benefits, which off-the-shelf telematics systems do not provide,” explained John Wisdom, European managing director of Ctrack.

“There are many 1,000s of delivery vehicles in UK and mainland Europe that are fitted with our technology, so we have used this experience to develop a solution that addresses many of the day-to-day operational issues confronting the industry.”

Ctrack Courier features a high-pitched siren that will sound in the event of any unauthorised opening of doors while the engine is running, including the rear and side loading doors.

Meanwhile, notifications will automatically alert the control room of an issue. The Ctrack software can then be used to immobilise the vehicle remotely in the event of a theft or hijacking, which once activated will also trigger the siren.

John Wisdom

The Ctrack solution enables a company to understand exactly which driver is operating any vehicle at any given time, providing the ability to run detailed reports either by driver or by vehicle. This will be particularly useful to courier and delivery businesses that operate a pool of fleet vehicles that have multi-driver access.

Improving the way employees drive is proven to have a considerable impact in terms of reducing operational costs, while enhancing levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility and duty of care. Moreover, positive driving behaviour can help achieve better public perception of a business and prevent costly damage to image and brand.

With this in mind, Ctrack Courier offers a tailored reporting suite and management dashboard to identify and respond to harsh driving and speeding events and prioritise training needs. Vital information can also be shared with insurance partners in the event of an incident.

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