Shearings Group uses tracking data to improve bus and coach service

ShearingsHolsShearings, one of the UK’s leading independent holiday companies, started looking for vehicle tracking at the beginning of 2013, realising the benefits live data and reporting could provide for their management teams.

shearingsCoachAfter researching the market, Shearings chose to trial the award-winning Quartix system and were impressed with the results: “We had very positive feedback from our operational teams,” says Denis Wormwell, Shearings CEO. “We also found the 12 month direct rental attractive, as we didn’t have to commit over a long period.”

Shearings is currently focusing on the core features of the Quartix system, such as live tracking, route maps and daily vehicle reports, gradually moving on to more advanced tools such as driving-style monitoring and utilisation analyses: “We will start with looking at vehicle location, vehicle progress and historical reports – this data alone is really valuable management information,” explains Wormwell. “We will then look at utilising the full scope of features available, helping us further with saving fuel for example.” tombstone