Atlas, Arab:IT ink fleet cost cutting deal
Dubai, May 18, 2010
Atlas Telecom, a leading provider of telecom solutions, has signed a partnership with Dubai-based Arab:IT, the local provider of US-based Telargo solutions, to enhance their telemetry proposition for UAE fleet managers.
The strategic alliance provides advanced vehicle management solutions (AVMS) to help fleet managers improve safety, cut costs and combat illegal dumping more effectively.
The advanced track and telemetry technology partnership targets strategic projects in areas of public transport, municipality services and FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) as it allows fleet managers to keep track of vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a state-of-the-art operations centre.
“This partnership allows the marketing of an all encompassing solution in the automated fleet and vehicle management field,” said Russell Watmore, head of transportation and logistics solutions at Atlas Telecom.
“It is the pinnacle of a number of agreements we have signed with Arab:IT. The integrated expertise of both organisations will allow us to market an industry leading ‘end-to-end’ solution to our transportation and logistics customers delivering a wide range of additional key benefits,” he added.
The system also provides performance reports; route and time planning, automated to take into account traffic flow and alerting management if a vehicle runs behind schedule; and the ability to reschedule contractors, a statement said.
The telemetry system also provides an immediate alert if a vehicle makes unauthorised stops along prescribed routes.
John Bergl, managing director, Arab:IT, said: “Partnering with Atlas significantly bolsters our capability to serve our customers to an even higher standard by having access to a large multi-skilled Installation and support workforce. The ability to integrate this system with wider communications protocols such as satellite and Tetra further enhances our joint proposition.”
The fact companies can monitor their vehicles from a central office is not only efficient but also cost effective. The system is so advanced it can even identify and diagnose maintenance issues, as well as the speed and how safely each vehicle has been driven.
Bergl continued: “Last year we called for compulsory monitoring of every vehicle in municipality or contractor-owned fleets.”
“This we still believe would be an effective deterrent to illegal dumping as contractors would be able to monitor accurately what their trucks and drivers were doing and in addition government departments could independently monitor the contractors,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service
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