Magazine Article | October 25, 2013

The GPS Trifecta: Cut Costs, Improve Safety, And Reduce Risk

Source: Field Technologies Magazine

By Brian Albright, Field Technologies magazine

For PSCH, passenger and driver safety prompted the deployment of a fleet management solution that has reduced speeding incidents by 60 percent.

Safety is important for every fleet operator, but it requires special consideration when the fleet in question is ferrying clients with special medical needs. Promoting Special Care and Health (PSCH) is a New York-based human services agency that provides assistance to some 8,500 disabled individuals and their families. The agency’s services include primary care and treatment, vocational and educational assistance, residential assistance, and transportation via a fleet of 151 vehicles, including cars, trucks, and large vans. The company has deployed a fleet management solution on its vehicles that has reduced speeding and improved safety for both its drivers and its clientele.

The vehicles are assigned to 75 different PSCH locations around the region and are available for any transportation needs the company’s clients may have, whether that is running to the grocery store or going to a doctor’s appointment. According to Eric Rosin, director of procurement at PSCH, the agency uses nearly 100,000 gallons of fuel annually, and the fleet averages nearly 1.8 million miles per year.

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