Unipart Fleet Management to benefit from new telematics


Unipart Group has brought its fleet management back in house and has selected Microlise technology to manage the operation.

The Fleet Performance and Journey Management telematics solution will be used across Unipart’s van and HGV fleet to provide real-time data on fleet location, as well as information on fleet utilisation, fuel performance and driving behaviour.

Unipart’s UK transport operations team will use a full suite of reports giving an understanding of where tractors, trailers and other assets are and allowing for them to be filtered by group, location, vehicle type and time.

Driver performance will also be monitored with graded feedback on metrics including acceleration, braking, cornering, idling and coasting – together combining to provide an overall grade. Unipart will then use this to better target training, improve fuel costs and minimise vehicle wear and tear.

“We have a commitment to prioritise exceptional customer service by driving quality up and cost down through digital innovation,” says David Atkinson, head of Unipart Logistics’ 3PL Transport.

“Microlise’s approach to logistics and telematics, and its digital investment, make it an excellent fit for us as we establish our own in-house fleet operations.”