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Johnsons Reap Instant Reward with Telematics Switch.

Johnsons Coach & Bus have installed GEOTAB telematics throughout their fleet of over 100 vehicles.

Award winning UK-based Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel have a fleet of over 100 vehicles and deliver top quality holidays, short breaks, day trips and coach hire across the UK and Europe as well as bus services for their local community.  Vehicle location telematics and driver performance measures have always been important to them.

After evaluating the telematics market the company decided to work with LEVL Telematics and invest in the world leading Geotab telematics solution and were amazed to get an instant return on investment within the pilot stage of the project as John Hatch , Fleet Maintenance Manager at Johnsons explains; “Within our pilot period the Geotab solution detected a faulty gearbox on a coach that was due to depart on a European tour, the fault was detected remotely and enabled us to repair it in our workshop prior to departure – with possibly thousands pounds of savings if the gearbox had failed during the tour.”

Although Johnsons had an existing telematics product which did have vehicle tracking and driver monitoring, they were keen to seek a state-of-the-art solution which encompassed advanced fuel monitoring, comprehensive remote engine diagnostics with fault descriptions, emissions reporting (including ad-blu monitoring) and a comprehensive driver performance dashboard and reporting tool. LEVL Telematics were selected based upon their considerable industry expertise and proven ability to deliver the whole Geotab solution across a variety of vehicle types.

John Johnson, Commercial Director at Johnsons commented:  “We were impressed with the system from the initial introduction.  The implementation and training has gone well and the vehicle hardware is quick and easy to fit, by our own workshop team.  The system will provide many operational benefits and we already reaping the rewards”

Andrew Pearce Sales & Marketing Director at LEVL commented: “We are so pleased to have Johnsons on board with LEVL and that they have already seen the power that the Geotab solution can bring to coach and bus operators. Vehicle health and driver behaviour can be over-looked by fleet managers when considering on-going fleet costs but fixing vehicle faults pro-actively not only reduces costly operational disruption but also has a positive impact on fuel consumption. The dashboard and reports provided contains a wealth of useful information with which Johnsons can make real time informed decisions about their fleet and drivers.”

To find out more about Johnsons Coach & Bus visit Award Winning Johnsons Coach & Bus Website

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