Edgewood is responsible for 45 school buses, 9 police cruisers and a number of vans and Chevy Suburban vehicles. Without a fleet management system in place, they lacked visibility over the real-time location of their vehicles. “We have a 24-hour police department, and we wanted to make sure we were keeping idling to a minimum. We were also looking for a solution that would let us monitor the rounds that our constables are required to do,” says Adam Galvan Jr, Director of Technology. Following the District’s strong commitment to paper reduction and the protection of the environment, Adam was also looking for a solution that would help him reduce paper usage.
After a thorough RFP process and carefully comparing different vendors, the Texan School District purchased 61 Fleet Complete Fleet Trackers. “Our Chief of Police is especially happy with the ability to see the location of his officers in real-time, as well as monitor how they are using the vehicles.” In the District, police constables will often take their vehicles home or travel long distances to their work. The Chief of Police is now using Fleet Complete to monitor vehicle usage and prevent abuse.
By giving the Chief of Police, directors, constables and bus drivers access to Fleet Complete from their desktops and mobile phones, Edgewood has been able to reduce the amount of paper previously used to run this part of the organization.
By utilizing the Fleet Complete solution, Edgewood has been able to reduce fuel costs by curbing idling. “When you have a police department that is doing rounds 24 hours a day, it is easy to idle, especially at night. By reducing the amount of time the cruisers are parked while being turned on, we have been able to reduce our fuel costs,” says Adam Galvan.
Being satisfied with the results of the system, Edgewood School District has now started to work on customizing their solution to fit their individual needs with the help of the Professional Services department. “We have started modifying our dashboards to show the information we are most interested in,” says Galvan Jr.
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