AZZONA DRAINAGE CONTRACTORS
Azzona Drainage Contractors enjoys these benefits with Teletrac Navman:
• Timesheet savings of half an hour per day which equates to $2,000 per week
• Increased productivity resulting in a saving of two-three days per job
• Fuel savings of 11% across the fleet
• Greater control and visibility
Azzona Drainage Contractors is an independent, Australian-owned civil construction company that’s built a strong reputation based on service and integrity. They have constructed millions of kilometres of sewer mains and sewer pipes for the major water authorities of the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne. The company has 45 employees and 20 vehicles/trucks with Teletrac Navman Tracking installed.
In 2008, Azzona decided to purchase a vehicle tracking system in order to have more control of their vehicles from a management point of view. They wanted to know where their trucks were, where they were going and how much time they were spending on site.
Now that I know exactly how long it takes a truck to get from A to B, I can calculate travel time more accurately. I don’t have to make lots of phone calls to find out where the guys are and they can just get on with their work.
Azzona chose Teletrac Navman based on the recommendations of other contractors and a comprehensive presentation from their local Teletrac Navman Dealer. In only a few months, Azzona has seen quite substantial timesheet savings, productivity increases and fuel savings.
A system that’s been easy to use and readily accepted
From the outset, Teletrac Navman has been accepted by Azzona’s management, project foremen and contractors. Sebastian Galizia, Azzona’s Quality Engineer, says, “ I use it [the system] every day to set up and timeline jobs, see where the guys are and run reports. It’s very easy to use.” The team on the road is happy to have Teletrac Navman installed as well. “Now I can get the guys to their jobs by the most direct route.”
Easier job scheduling, fewer phone calls
Mr Galizia schedules jobs on a daily and weekly basis. With Teletrac Navman, he can send the closest vehicle to any site. “Now that I know exactly how long it takes a truck to get from A to B, I can calculate travel time more accurately. I don’t have to make lots of phone calls to find out where the guys are and they can just get on with their work,” he says.
Timesheet savings of $2,000 per week
One of the first things Mr Galizia noticed after installing Teletrac Navman was a reduction in overtime claims. Because Teletrac Navman shows exactly when a truck arrives and then leaves a site, timesheets have become much more accurate, saving Azzona approximately $2,000 per week across the fleet.
When the foreman’s on site, everyone works harder. Our jobs are quoted on per meter of pipe laid and already we’re seeing two month jobs taking two-three days less time than before. Extend those savings over a year and that equals approximately $40,000.
Increased productivity saving $40,000 per year
Since Mr Galizia can see all vehicles activity all the time and better schedules jobs, the team is accomplishing more in a day. He explains, “When the foreman’s on site, everyone works harder. Our jobs are quoted on per meter of pipe laid and already we’re seeing two month jobs taking two-three days less time than before. Extend those savings over a year and that equals approximately $40,000.”
Fuel cost saving of $2,000 per month
In addition to more accurate timesheets and better productivity, the control that Teletrac Navman offers has resulted in lower fuel costs as well. “The guys simply aren’t driving as much to get to sites and they’re not using their vehicles as often in the weekends and evenings. We’ve set Geofences around specific sites so we know when they enter and leave jobs. He believes that to date, Azzona has saved approximately $2000 per month in fuel costs.
Improved vehicle maintenance means reduced repair costs
Mr Galizia has been impressed with the various Teletrac Navman features and reports he can access. He utilises the speed report, checks time on site, sets Geofences and uses the vehicle maintenance functionality. He explains, “I’m not at my desk all the time so I appreciate that the system sends me an email when a vehicles enters a Geofenced area. I’ve also recorded each truck’s maintenance requirements. Each time a truck travels 10,000 kms, Teletrac Navman emails me so I can book the service. We used to miss due dates all the time. Now we’re saving money on repair costs.” Mr Galizia has seen all these benefits and savings after having Teletrac Navman installed for only four months.
"Now we have full control of where everyone is. Better productivity, better time management, a more efficient team. It all starts with the Teletrac Navman system."