Central Hudson achieves workshop productivity savings

Electricity and natural gas provider Central Hudson Gas & Electric has achieved annualized savings of around $500,000 per year after implementing Chevin’s fleet management software

Central Hudson, which provides electricity and gas for Hudson Valley New York, has experienced an 8% increase in mechanic productivity (repair hours as a percentage of total hours worked) since implementing Chevin’s FleetWave software in 2014.

Central Hudson Fleet Management

The organisation says that using the software has enabled it to implement processes and controls that have improved both its productivity and workflow.

Central Hudson originally decided to use Chevin’s FleetWave to help work more quickly, gain real-time visibility over operating costs and maximize equipment utilisation.

Today, FleetWave has helped the company achieve all these objectives and more, becoming its enterprise fleet management information system, used to manage its fleet of 1,000 pieces of equipment across its operational regions and offices.

FleetWave has also been integrated with Central Hudson’s financial platform as well as multiple fuel management systems.

Michael Dooley, Operations Supervisor, Transportation Department for Central Hudson, explained:

“We are using FleetWave for many purposes to include fleet information, maintenance records and safety.

“For example, we can assess repairs on different types of vehicles to make decisions on which type of equipment we should be buying. We can easily investigate maintenance details and assess maintenance costs. We can even analyze fleet utilisation in order to deploy vehicles where they are needed most and redeploy underutilised equipment.

“Using FleetWave has helped us make better business decisions for all our stakeholders.”

Speaking about the news, Ron Katz, Chevin’s Senior Vice President North American Sales, said:

“We have continued to work closely with Central Hudson to implement and extend FleetWave to suite their specific business needs, and we are extremely happy that they have achieved these strong successes.

“We look forward to continuing our work with Central Hudson and supporting them in meeting their ongoing fleet management objectives in the future.”

View the Central Hudson video case study here