The flexibility of the software makes the system stand out from the rest, and the staff and support at Chevin have been great.
Previously a RoadBASE customer, Mansfield District Council recently joined five other local authority fleet departments in the area to form a vehicle consortium in an effort to cut unnecessary cost, share best practice and reduce administration hours. Councils in Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood and Rushcliffe are now part of the Nottingham Vehicle Consortium.
The Consortium identified a need to procure a new fleet management system to be used across the board and replace existing, disjointed applications previously used by individual organisations. The business case for change was the need for centralised visibility for all organisations, the need to share best practice, benchmark performance, share stock resource where appropriate and reduce administration and cost.
to examine fleet operations, offer benchmarking capabilities and streamline services.
Chevin Fleet Solutions' web-based application, FleetWave, was selected for the task over five other suppliers and enables the members of the Nottingham Consortium to benchmark vehicle and other assets against each other for performance.
The FleetWave system works by enabling data to be captured relating to the whole fleet, including vehicles from refuse collection, road maintenance, street cleansing and car derived vans, as well as plant and equipment such as lawn mowers.
Teaming-up with other local authorities has meant that the Nottingham Vehicle Consortium is not duplicating efforts and is able to compare fleet productivity with similar set-ups, adding a competitive element. This will ultimately help to deliver more efficient services to residents.