Kinesis Telematics protect field operatives at KDR Powerlines 15 November 2018

KDR Powerlines has implemented vehicle tracking from Kinesis.

The firm, which provides a range of construction and maintenance services to the UK electricity industry, says that with staff operating on site, sometimes alone and in remote locations, monitoring the location of vehicles and equipment helps ensure the safety of field staff and the security of assets.

KDR operates a fleet of vans, cherry pickers and an HVG for site works, from its headquarters in York. Kinesis updates every 30 seconds to help team members get visibility of each other when meeting onsite. The system can also be used to monitor lone workers operating in isolated locations.

Comments KDR Powerlines director Kevin Forth: “We decided to install vehicle tracking for a number of reasons, including driver safety, asset security and cost control. Using Kinesis, we can accurately locate vehicles and therefore by deduction the driver. This helps site operatives find each other in remote locations and gives the company and staff peace of mind when working alone. Vehicles and other high value mobile assets can also be easily located if they are stolen.”

Kinesis can also be used in the case of theft, alerting managers if a vehicle or asset is not where it is supposed to be and helping locate and recover the missing item. Integrated with fuel cards from Kinesis’s sister company UK Fuel Cards, the telematics solution is also helping KDR monitor driver behaviour and performance.

“Kinesis was a natural choice for our business based on the price of the system, the quality of service and support, and the ease of integration with our existing fuel cards,” adds Forth.

By recording instances of speeding, harsh braking, accelerating and idling, KDR is able to oversee driver safety while reducing risk. With a MPG calculations, Kinesis also gives the ability to monitor planned versus actual journeys and improve driving habits, both of which can help to reduce fuel costs.

Adam Offord

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