Fisher Auto Parts Achieves Telematics ROI (Case Study)

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Fisher Auto Parts wanted to improve driver safety, reduce fuel spend, and improve overall productivity of their fleet. They turned to DriverPoint® Telematics.

Some key findings:

  • Vehicles with DriverPoint had a 7.5% lower accident rate than vehicles without
  • Fuel economy increased 1.1 MPG in the first three months on DriverPoint

“This tool will motivate safe driving habits in our organization, reduce accidents, reduce maintenance costs, and identify inefficiencies in our fleet. The best thing is that it pays for itself in quantifiable fuel savings. Everything else falls right to the bottom line.”

— Herb Godschalk, Co-President, Fisher Auto Parts, Inc.

Working closely with Donlen’s DriverPoint team, and utilizing DriverPoint’s dashboard, reporting, and alerts, Fisher has identified a significant return on investment. They have also experienced higher service levels for their customers. See how DriverPoint is helping Fisher achieve their long-term goals.

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What’s included:

  • Fisher Auto Parts Program Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Idle Review
  • Three-Month Fuel Economy Comparison
  • Accident Profile and Comparison
  • Accident Savings
  • MPG and Green Rating Comparison
  • Overall DriverPoint® Savings

Analysis for each of the areas mentioned above is found in the Fisher Auto Parts case study. For instance, in Fisher’s Idle Review, Donlen found that drivers idled more than 7,400 hours in a 12-month period, for an estimated spend of $13,620. Find out more by downloading the PDF now.


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If you’d like to talk about DriverPoint® Telematics and how it can impact your fleet, call Nick Ehrhart at 847-412-4968.

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Driver’s Corner

A recent survey revealed that “in the course of a single day, more than 108,000 school bus drivers reported that 85,279 private vehicle drivers passed their buses illegally.” The flashing stop sign on the side of a school bus signals that children are either being picked up or dropped off. Keep everyone safe and stop when you see a school bus.

And finally…

And finally, for most of us Labor Day signals the end of summer. On Monday there will be parades and cookouts with friends. We will feel melancholy for the loss of warm summer nights, but also look forward to crisp Sunday afternoons and falling leaves. And if you have the day off, you can thank President Grover Cleveland for that. (He made it an official holiday in 1894.) But while you’re celebrating, take a moment to remember the real reason for Labor Day: to honor the achievement of American workers. From the internet to motorcycles, toilet paper to the artificial heart, lasers to bubble gum, American ingenuity has shaped the way we live, work, and play today. So have a wonderful weekend, remember to be patient on the road, and most of all, savor these last moments of summer.

Have a nice weekend. Safe travels.

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Originally appeared in FridayFleet on August 30, 2013

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