Roadmap monthly newsletter - February 2012


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Roadmap monthly newsletter - February 2012

  1. 1. February 2012Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New Features Nav to Nav messagingEditorial New Daily activity start alarmD oes your company have a “Driving at work” Case study policy? It should. Keep reading, because this Rubber Vulk - Reducing costs concerns you. through routes optimization A good “Driving at work” policy covers every element of your News and eventsbusiness vehicle operation, no matter how few vehicles are involved and who Frotcom East Africaactually owns them – privately owned vehicles used for your business journeys on the Road to Successmust be treated exactly the same as company owned vehicles. New Certified PartnerIt has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involvesomebody who is at work at the time. Frotcom now in KosovaThat is why in some countries, having such a policy is actually mandatory. For This and much more…instance, in the UK, in April 2008, the Corporate Manslaughter Act wasstrengthened to target company directors as well as drivers in cases of roaddeaths involving vehicles used on business, regardless of being companyvehicles or private vehicles serving the company.The UK Police treat every road death as “an unlawful killing”. They can seizecompany records and computers during investigations and bring prosecutionsagainst company directors who fail to provide clear policies and guidance fortheir employees driving at work. In many countries, road fatalities are a major reason for concern. The following map depicts the annual number of road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants. Source: World Health OrganizationWith its set of tools such as online tracking, alarms and reports, Frotcom willhelp you implementing a successful policy. And next month we will bring yougreat news about driving behavior tools in Frotcom. For now, let me recommendyou a good source of inspiration for your company’s “Driving at work” policyimplementation:ério MarquesCEO - Frotcom InternationalA note from the editor – If you would like to have your own say in the next edition of this newsletter please donot hesitate to get in touch at Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 1
  2. 2. Did you know?New FeaturesNav to Nav messaging - Drivers can now communicatebetween each other using integrated navigators STARS - A European project on speed developed by the EuropeanDrivers can now send and Transport Safety Councilreceive text messages betweenthem, using the integratednavigator, at the same timegiving the administrator the STARS is an 18 month project whichability to control individual aims at mobilising transportpermissions. research into speed management to demonstrate how excessive and inappropriate speed can be reduced through existing measures.New Daily activity start alarm STARS relies on the work of committed young university This alarm detects the first trip of a day, for any students who will be encouraged to run a local speed management vehicle. action to reduce speeding through Some companies need to know in real time when the infrastructure projects or communication projects in road activity of each vehicle starts. Instead of having to transport with the support of ETSC constantly look at Frotcom’s interface, this alarm and its partners. works by detecting that initial trip and sending the START TRIP The STARS project is divided into corresponding information by email or SMS if three main parts: Lectures, Camp appropriate. and Competition & Award. First ESTC gives a series of lectures on speed and its consequences inNew option in the Open door alarm several universities across Europe. The second step is the “STARSThe Open Door alarm has now the possibility of being configured such that the Speed Management Camp”, wherealarm can be activated in some or all types of places. For instance, you can now students will design speedspecify that only inside places as a Warehouse the alarm should not be management projects which will betriggered. In all other locations, if the door is open, the alarm will be triggered. assessed by ETSC experts. The third step stands for Competition & Award where three students will be rewarded for their projects´ results in their home countries. These events will provide good opportunities for all actors involvedRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 to learn about best practiceFrotcom vehicle tracking system | examples and to share theirAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar | experience in science-based roadMauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | safety campaigning. 2 Source:
  3. 3. Tip of the monthCase studyRubber Vulk - Reducing costs through routes optimization Submitting useful links for fleet management activitiesRubber Vulk was founded in 2001 and it soon became a leader in the marketingof accessories and consumables directed to sales centers and tire assembly. Useful links is a section in which users can look for information The company´s mission is to provide security and comfort in which can be useful for their fleet wheels mobility, generate value for the organization by management activity. Here are offering professional technical solutions and materials for some examples: Gas price assembly, maintenance, repair and recycling. comparison; Weather forecast; Rubber Vulk adopted Frotcom´s Vehicle Tracking solution Traffic information; Emergency and immediately obtained a cost reduction through routes phone numbers. optimization. Frotcom’s Useful links list can be seen by hovering with the mouseAs stated by David Rodriguez Muñoz, Manager Quality Control of Rubber Vulk, on top of the black mark to the left“After implementing Frotcom in our fleet, we were able to quickly reduce our of the browser:costs – fuel, maintenance, time - by optimizing the routes. Thanks to Frotcom, wehave also increased our sales productivity and customer satisfaction. In otherwords, we are in full control of our fleet, which makes our lives much easier.”For more information about the company, visit their official website at By pressing on the left side-barROADMAP congratulates the Frotcom Spain team for this successful project! button a window will open displaying online resourcesNews and events containing relevant information for fleet managers. An example of useful link to be added is: EU –Frotcom East Africa on the Road to Success Traffic Rules.In an interview to Kenyan’s TV show “Road to Success”, Jackson Fagio, managerat Frotcom East Africa, talked about Frotcom and what makes it stand out in theEast African market. Road to Success is a TV program broadcasted by the reputable state-run media organization of Kenya, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. The program celebrates all business owners on their road to success, like Jackson Clicking on any of the links will Fagio, who set up the Frotcom direct the user to itsbusiness in all East African countries succeeding in driving growth and value in corresponding page.the fleet management sector. In case you want to add a new linkYou can see the full interview here. or adjust any of the links that youRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 already submitted, you have toFrotcom vehicle tracking system | click the Edit button which willAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar | direct you to the Administration >Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | Company profile. 3
  4. 4. New Certified Partner Next, on RoadmapFrotcom now in KosovaFrotcom International and Online-Kos News and events,have set up a partnership for the creation of Frotcom Kosova.Online-Kos is a company established in Pristina, Republic of Kosova, in December more new Frotcom features2008. The main focus of the company is to offer high quality solutions in the and tips will be presented.field of Information Technology and Telecommunications, OEM qualityhardware, IT consultancy, technical support and maintenance of IT systems withmodern methods and professional staff.Knowing Frotcom International as a company that offers high quality hardwareas well as high standard solutions is one of the reasons which led Online-Kos to This and more, so don’t missjoin the wide network of Frotcom´s Certified Partners. the next issue of Roadmap. According to Alban Hasani, General Manager at Online-Kos, “Frotcom Kosova will be a new branch in our country and soon will be competing in the market. The vision of reaching the intended destination in the market will be turned into reality by the clear objectives we set: profit maximization, a well-deserved place in the market, a good name and satisfied clients.In the future we wish to offer our clients professional services at any time, basedon quality and Frotcom International´s support.”Nuno Liñan, Marketing Director at Frotcom International said that, “Extendingour world-wide Certified Partners team with Frotcom Kosova, strengthens onceagain our international position. We will be actively involved in helping FrotcomKosova reach the desired destination in their market.”ROADMAP welcomes Alban Hasani and the Frotcom Kosova team on board andwishes them successful operations.Some words about the Republic of Kosova The Republic of Kosova is located in southeastern Europe. It is largely mountainous, bordering the Republic of Macedonia to the South, Albania to the West and Montenegro to the Northwest. Agriculture, stock raising, forestry, and mining are the> Capital: Pristina major occupations. There are rich deposits of lignite> Population: 1,733,872 (brown coal), lead, nickel, zinc, and other minerals.> Territory: 10, 908 km2 The most common language of Kosova is Albanian, the> GDP: USD 5.601 billion first language of 88 - 92% of the population.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova | Luxembourg |Macedonia |Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 4