Jaama’s Key2 asset management system has been a multi award-winner throughout its 14-year history and the industry-leading technology is helping some of the UK’s best known fleets win top awards.
Skanska, one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies, introduced Key2 following a comprehensive marketplace review and has subsequently won a string of industry awards notably for its fleet safety.
Meanwhile, Speedy Services, a leading service provider offering equipment for both hire and sale, and associated services to construction, infrastructure, industrial and related industries, has similarly had its fleet operation recognised.
Hertfordshire-headquartered Skanska operates a UK-wide fleet of some 2,500 vehicles comprising 1,600 company cars, 650 light commercial vehicles and 250 heavy commercial vehicles and also uses its vehicle management software to manage some plant equipment assets.
Cutting the fleet administration burden and utilising data to deliver financial savings were critical to Skanska in selecting Key2 as its new vehicle management software system, but so was future proofing the technology.
The company was named Safe Fleet of the Year in both the 2016 and 2017 fleet industry ‘Oscars’ - the annual awards from trade publication Fleet News.
Skanska UK’s fleet safety reputation was further enhanced by fleet risk and compliance manager Alison Moriarty being named Road Risk Manager of the Year at the 2015 and 2016 Fleet Safety Awards from road safety charity Brake and the company’s strategic focus on occupational road risk management led to it winning the Safe Commercial Fleet of the Year title in the 2016 awards from Commercial Fleet, sister title to Fleet News.
The company leaves no stone unturned in its mission to improve fleet safety and in an interview with Fleet News, Ms Moriarty, identified Key2 as being instrumental in helping monitor van and car drivers’ progress in completing online risk assessments.
Managing a huge amount of data was identified as being a growing challenge for many of the fleet managers, who attended a roundtable discussion involving finalists in the 2017 Fleet News Awards’.
Ms Moriarty explained how Key2 was being used to manage “every bit of information about every driver and vehicle”.
She said: “It’s got collisions, endorsements on licences, whether they’ve undergone a risk assessment and the associated training, their age, the miles travelled. It makes giving meaningful management information to the various parts of the business a doddle whereas before we were pulling things from lots and lots of different systems and trying to look at different trends. It was just impossible.
“This is great and in terms of risk profiling, it does give us a really good snapshot of every single driver in the business, whether that’s somebody in a commercial vehicle, company car or even someone who has got a car allowance if they are driving for the business.”
Meanwhile, Merseyside-headquartered Speedy, which operates a fleet of some 1,000 light commercial vehicles, 600 company cars and 200 trucks, had three key requirements of a new fleet management software system and found that Key2 was unique in being able to deliver on all fronts: managing the fleet with the gathering of “live” data from suppliers and providing fleet department employees with the tools to enable detailed drill down analyse of individual vehicles; using the technology to validate employees’ driving licences; and integration with other IT systems across the business.
The company was subsequently named Fleet Van Operator of the Year in the 2017 awards from trade paper Motor Transport and was a finalist in three categories of the 2017 Fleet News Awards - Fleet of the Year - 1001-plus vehicles, Safe Fleet of the Year and Green Fleet of the Year - while also being highly commended in the Cost Saving Initiative of the Year category.
In being named Fleet Van Operator of the Year, the company’s transport team led by head of transport Mark Woodworth was specifically praise for increasing vehicle utilisation by 32% over a 12-month period and the introduction of in-cab feedback on driving styles and training courses was also complimented all in part due to the new IT system.
Overall, the judges praised Speedy’s sustained improvements in health and safety and training and the company said in a statement: “The Award shows Speedy as a shining example of good fleet management and practice among van fleet operators. Well done to everyone in our transport fleet and also to our suppliers for contributing to this fabulous Award.”
Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “Winning awards and having progress recognised is a fantastic accolade for all organisations. Jaama is delighted to be a supplier to two recent award-winning fleets and looks forward to helping them and other users of Key2 to secure future successes.”