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Roadmap monthly newsletter - March 2013

  1. 1. March 2013Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue Case Study N.G.R.C. is reducingEditorial operating costs with Frotcom News and eventsW hy is Frotcom consistently being able to sell, in a world full of economic Frotcom Angola uncertainty and when companies fight to stay profitable? showcased new services The answer has three letters: ROI. Frotcom Bulgaria In a moment such as the one most countries in the 6th edition live nowadays, it is very rare to have a of Transport and Logistics company buying on a product or service which does not pay itself. Frotcom’s Return On New features Investment leaves no room for doubt: Personalize the proposed path companies which installed Frotcom usually have their investment returned not in years, This and much more… but in months.The ROI with Frotcom happens through several components:1. Productivity When your fleet is controlled by Frotcom, you will know exactly how the vehicles are being used: when, where and how. So you can optimize its use and make the best use out of it.2. Fuel costs With Frotcom you can avoid unnecessary mileage; and with the Eco-driving module you can also avoid uneconomical driving behavior which is known to increase fuel costs by an easy 5 to 15%, according to several studies. That’s a lot of money.3. Maintenance costs and downtime By monitoring driving behavior, Frotcom can also reduce the need for curative maintenance. Maintenance costs will lower. And the less time your vehicles spend in the workshop also means – again – more productivity.4. Accidents, claims and insurance What’s the potential impact of Eco-driving on the number and severity of road accidents? According to some studies, it can be very significant. Decreases of 50-70% in the number of accidents and accident related claims have been reported. Naturally, your insurance premiums can be renegotiated as well.There are other direct and indirect benefits, but maybe the ones above are mostcommon. So, what’s your company’s ROI with Frotcom?Valério Marques, CEO - 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 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 1
  2. 2. Did you know? ISO 39001: A new safety framework for public and private sector organizationsCase StudyN.G.R.C. is reducing operating costs with FrotcomN.G.R.C., an Angolan company working across multiple sectors such astransportation and construction, relies on Frotcom - Vehicle Tracking & FleetIntelligence System - to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs.N.G.R.C - Nelson Gonzaga Ramos Caetano, LDA., brings 30 years of experiencein fuel transportation services in Angola. N.G.R.C. also provides wholesale fuels On October 1st, 2012, theand lubricants, installation of gas pumps and construction of gas stations. International Standardization Organization published ISOThe company maintains a fleet with more than 200 vehicles which consists of 39001:2012 Road traffic safety (RTS)tanker trucks to transport fuel and dump-trucks to transport water, soil and big management, a significant landmarkmachinery. Its national coverage and field activities have demanded a better in the Global Road Safety Facility’smonitoring of the vehicles for cost decrease. efforts to develop a framework for public and private sector organizations involved in regulating, designing or operating road transport. […] Specific items include the requirements for an organization to adopt the Safe System goal and decide on targets and objectives for the interim and consider for use a Nelson Caetano, Founder and Owner at N.G.R.C. Valério Marques, CEO at Frotcom range of measurable safety and Aliandra Caetano, Director at N.R.G.C. International, Marco Rebelo, Fleet Manager at performance factors covering areas N.G.R.C. and António Barros, General Manager at Frotcom Angola. within the organization’s sphere of influence that are known to reduceThe fact that Frotcom provides an all-inclusive solution with no hidden or extra the risk of fatal and serious injury.costs was one of the reasons why N.G.C.R. decided to install Frotcom. Today,N.G.R.C. fuel transportation services combine their dispatch methodology with The aim is both to guideFrotcom’s technology. organizations through a process of“We work with Frotcom since 2010 and taking into account the great benefits continual improvement in roadthat it brought to our company, we can say that it is a good investment. Frotcom safety performance towards zerois a company that considers our opinions and concerns, always giving death and long-term injury andprofessional advices. We hope that Frotcom continues to improve and innovate, support the transfer of knowledge about successful we can all benefit”, said Mr. Marco Rebelo, Fleet Manager of N.G.R.C.For a complete profile, click here for the company’s official website. For further information on the ISO 39001:2012 standard, please visitRoadmap congratulates the Frotcom Angola team for this successful project! etail?csnumber=44958Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia Source: World Bank Group|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 2
  3. 3. Tip of the month Monitor your engine Do you want to avoid over-revvingNews and Events in your vehicles? Or making sure the engine does notFrotcom Angola showcased new services exceed the maximum recommended temperature?On March 7th, 2013, Frotcom Angola was honored to receive the visit of around20 of their esteemed clients in an event focused on reviewing Frotcom’s offer In the Administration > Alarms list,and showcasing two of Frotcom newest modules: Eco-driving (driving behavior) select the vehicles you want toand Workforce Management. apply the alarm to, click New and choose the engine alarm you pretend: Once you open the engine alarm details, you will be asked to fill in the parameters. Here’s an exampleThe event also included the participation of Frotcom International, represented for the Engine over speed alarm:by its CEO, Valerio Marques, who introduced those modules and described theirbenefits.Both modules were shown wide acceptance by the participants, including veryencouraging feedback about their plans for adopting one or even both.In the case of Eco-driving, companies clearly saw the direct impact on fuelconsumption and, maybe as important, on maintenance costs. As for the a. In Maximum speed (RPM),Workforce Management module, its capability to improve job control was enter the maximum number ofwidely recognize as an important benefit for many of the companies present. revolutions per minute that The session then continued with some Q&A you want to allow. Consult and the presentation by Antonio Barros, your vehicles’ manual to check what could be an adequate CEO of Frotcom Angola, of the new value. extended support and monitoring services, which will help clients to use b. In Minutes in over speed to Frotcom for the full optimization of their trigger alarm, enter the fleet’s productivity and the reduction of number of consecutive its costs. minutes in which you allow the maximum limit to be exceeded, Antonio Barros also described the strategy before the alarm is triggered. If followed from the very beginning by you enter 0 (zero), a single Frotcom Angola, with a very strong focus sample/record with engine on a high level support to clients. over speed will trigger the Roadmap congratulates Frotcom Angola alarm. for this very successful event. Note: Both engine alarms only workRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | for vehicles with CANBus interfaces.Frotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 3
  4. 4. News and Events Next, on Roadmap thFrotcom Bulgaria in the 6 editionof Transport & Logistics News and events,The 6th International Specialized Exhibition TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS was held more new Frotcom featuresfrom March 6th to 8th 2013 at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia, Bulgaria.Traditionally this B2B Forum creates an ideal environment for professionals to and tips will be presented.see new proposals, product innovations, technologies and services, and tocontribute to the growth of the South East Europe market. Frotcom Bulgaria was present at this year’s TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS fair and This and more, so don’t miss showed the latest updates in Frotcom. The new features included the new Workforce the next issue of Roadmap. Management interface for smartphones and tablets, which will improve communication between the office and the drivers/ workforce, by allowing the company to interact with them in several Delyan Kostov, General Manager at different ways and managing closely the Frotcom Bulgaria assignment of jobs and their execution.This year’s exhibitors came from Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy,Switzerland, USA, China, among others. To know more about this event, clickhere.ROADMAP congratulates Frotcom Bulgaria for the participation at this great event!New FeaturesPersonalize the proposed path Frotcom already included a feature which allows you to calculate the best path between any two points on the map, passing through any other group of points (From here – To here – Through here). Now Frotcom allows you to change the path proposed by Google Maps or Bing Maps, by dragging points on the path until you reach your preferred configuration. This allows you to adapt the proposed path to your needs.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | www.frotcom.comFrotcom - Vehicle Tracking . Fleet IntelligenceAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D.R.Congo |Egypt |Georgia |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Kosova |Luxembourg |Macedonia|Madagascar |Mauritius |Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |South Africa |Spain|Tanzania |Uganda |UK | 4