Westshield, the civil engineering and building contractor for several Highway Authorities, has begun using a sophisticated vehicle telematics service from Masternaut that gives up-to-the-minute information on the location of its vehicles via the web. “The Masternaut system is designed to reduce thefts, cut insurance costs and boost productivity ' it allows Westshield to monitor the movements of hundreds of vehicles and items of plant,” comments Robert Peel, spokesperson for Masternaut.

As well as live tracking through the Internet, the software provides e-mail reports on the movements and status of its vehicles. This gives Westshield an instant view of the daily activity so that vehicle use can be continually reviewed. Providing a fully automatic log of hours on site and travelling, the reports also give an independent check on service levels.

Improved information

'Westshield Limited has been established for 27 years and is a leading civil engineering firm in the North West of England. With clients such as United Utilities, the Highways Agency, Sefton MBC and leading house builders,” says Peel.

“Westshield was looking for a system that would provide improved information and control over its field operations.” Masternaut is an entirely web-based service that is available from any PC or device with a web connection. This makes it very accessible and easy to use. No special software is required and Westshield pay a fixed subscription fee that covers all mobile communication, installation and maintenance costs.”

Peace of mind

“Masternaut makes the whole idea of tracking so easy. We can see where all our vehicles are 24-hours-a-day by simply going onto the web; it is great for security and peace of mind. The email reports allow us to manage our resources so much better, achieving productivity gains and costs savings that were not possible before” says Patrick Waldron, Westshield's Operations Director. More information? Tel: 0113 281 4000 or visit www.masternaut.co.uk