Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Shell’s tablet to ease communication with drivers

Shell has launched a new in-cab screen for its telematics system for heavy goods vehicles, Shell FuelSave Partner, to enable direct communication between commercial road transport fleet managers and their drivers.

Connected to the tablet, Shell FuelSave Partner tracks vehicle fuel consumption and individual driver performance, to identify areas that could generate fuel savings of around ten per cent with operational improvements.

The tablet’s screen featured messaging, alerts, post-trip reports, and a navigation app, which allows heavy goods vehicle routing as well as alternate destination routing.

“Reducing road transport fleet fuel consumption is a priority – and one of the most effective ways to do this is by influencing driver behaviour, said Philip Williams, head of Shell Commercial Fleet UK.

“Now, with easier, more comprehensive communication with drivers, commercial road transport fleets have even more potential to save fuel.”