Prior to implementing Fleetmatics REVEAL, making time sheets sync with jobs was an accounting headache for MSW Plant Hire. Significant overtime was paid, with no factual data to identify falsified overtime claims. “We were always battling with employee time sheets that didn’t correlate with jobs completed, which caused us to lose money paying staff a lot of overtime as well as invoicing our customers incorrectly,” explains Mark. After MSW Plant hire implemented Fleetmatics, Mark was able to see where his vehicles were located, resolving the mismatches, saving both the business and the customers money.
Reduced Labour Costs. Increased Revenue.
Most importantly for MSW Plant Hire, they experienced a huge increase in business revenue. In addition to saving administration and accounting time in sorting out timesheet inaccuracies, their labour costs decreased, and overlooked revenue was recovered.
“After two weeks of using the platform, we saw a saving of over $1,000 for that fortnight’s pay run. In the following fortnight, $850 was saved, demonstrating that the system worked,” says Mark.
Fleetmatics REVEAL also enabled MSW Plant Hire to recover lost revenue.
By streamlining invoicing to ensure that all customers were billed, the system allowed their business to bring in money that would otherwise have been lost. That revenue has helped them grow the business even further.
No More Unauthorised Vehicle Use
Another challenge MSW Plant Hire faced was unauthorised vehicle use.
“Employees were taking vehicles home for personal use after work hours and we also had a few cases of driver misconduct,” Mark says. “Fleetmatics helped us put a stop to vehicle abuse and the company didn’t have to cover the penalty for fines because we knew exactly which driver to distribute them to.”
Vehicle route and alert notifications put an end to unauthorised vehicle use and after hours vehicle usage, saving the company more money in fuel costs and vehicle wear and tear.
Improved Driver Behaviour
MSW Plant Hire are able to capture the activity of their drivers via simple and easy to read reports and dashboards. The platform also sends alert notifications to owners to help monitor proper use of vehicles and raising awareness of abuse when it occurs – all virtually, in real time. These real-time alerts have eliminated excessive and unnecessary stop times, reducing idling.
Furthermore, the increased visibility and access to data allows MSW Plant Hire to investigate and follow up with drivers on road violations. “We were always battling with employee time sheets that didn’t correlate with jobs completed, which caused us to lose money paying staff a lot of overtime as well as invoicing our customers incorrectly,” explains Mark.
Being able to see where his vehicles were located resolved the accounting mismatches, saving both the business and the customers money.
Mark adds, “Because we now have an accurate log of hours worked, we could eliminate timesheet fraud and payroll discrepancies.”
“By accurately tracking our vehicles every day, the solution has helped us see exactly how much time we spend on a job site and therefore, how much to bill the customer.”
In trying to prevent another security breach, MSW Plant Hire gained an overall business solution that increased not just security, but efficiency, customer service, back office productivity, revenue, vehicle use and driver behavior.
“Overall, we couldn’t be happier with Fleetmatics and the REVEAL product,”
Mark concluded. “We feel assured that we can track our vehicles at any point in time, we’re confident that our staff are driving safely and we’ve put money back into the business.”