Dillon Supply improves customer satisfaction and lowers payroll costs with Fleetmatics Routist

DUBLIN and BOSTON, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX), a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), today announced that customer Dillon Supply, a steel distribution company, experienced higher levels of customer satisfaction and lower payroll costs shortly after implementing Fleetmatics Routist.

Fleetmatics Routist is an intelligent routing optimization solution that systematically builds cost-effective, customer-friendly routes for fleets. It calculates and deploys route plans to drivers in the field, and features real-time and historical data that gives users a holistic view into routing performance.

Before implementing Fleetmatics Routist, Dillon Supply's routing was inefficient and their process for designating truckloads was extremely time consuming and done manually. In addition, they found it difficult to provide their customers with accurate estimated time of arrivals (ETAs) and deliveries were missed.

"Since using Fleetmatics Routist, the company has seen a huge difference in customer satisfaction and operational efficiency," said Ken Fentress, Operations Manager at Dillon Supply. "Now all our deliveries are being made on time, so our customers are happier and our drivers get back faster, resulting in less overtime."

"We know how important efficiency is to our customers," said Jill Ward, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fleetmatics. "Fleetmatics Routist uses powerful data such as historical traffic data, travel durations and distance to generate optimized routes in just minutes."

Dillon Supply's location in Columbia, South Carolina, serves eight branches across the Carolinas and Georgia. A fleet of eight trucks leaves Dillon Supply each day to deliver orders for the branches.

Fleetmatics Routist takes all the orders and optimizes the truck routes, equally distributing truck loads and mapping out locations on each driver’s route, allowing drivers to make timely deliveries during each company’s receiving times.

“Now all our deliveries are being made on time, so our customers are happy and will keep working with us. Also, our drivers are back at a decent time so we are spending less on overtime,” says Fentress.

Since using Fleetmatics Routist, the company has seen a huge difference in efficiency. “We can now get the customers the product when they want it, or at least within a 10–15 minute delivery window,” says Fentress. With Fleetmatics Routist, Dillon Supply can also send each truck’s route to the individual branches the night before deliveries so the branches can communicate to the customers when the shipments will arrive.

Fleetmatics Routist can also cut down on Hours of Service fines.

Fentress’s location had not been ticketed, but there have been violations in other locations. “We still need to balance the weight loads in the truck, but overloading isn’t an issue anymore as the software handles that for us.” Fentress has definitely seen a return on investment with the new solution and would recommend it to other companies, even those with larger fleets. “We knew we weren’t being efficient before we got Routist. We are balancing drivers’ workloads, cutting overtime, and keeping customers happy. They can rely on us, and that is what will keep our customers coming back.”

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About Fleetmatics Group PLC

Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) is a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve the productivity of their mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence from real-time and historical vehicle and driver behavioral data. Fleetmatics Group's intuitive, cost-effective Web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce, enabling them to reduce operating and capital costs, as well as increase revenue. An integrated, full-featured mobile workforce management product provides additional efficiencies related to job management by empowering the field worker and speeding the job completion process – quote through payment. As of March 31, 2016, Fleetmatics served approximately 37,000 customers and approximately 737,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide. To learn more about Fleetmatics, visit

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With the click of a button, Fleetmatics’ Routist delivers routes and updates directly to your drivers in the field via mobile device*. With Fleetmatics REVEAL, our world-class vehicle tracking solution behind Routist, drivers’ progress can be monitored in real-time via Live Map. Drivers get routes and updates in real-time via the Fleetmatics Field App.

With Fleetmatics’ Routist, we match work orders to stops so you can compare the actual route taken and stops made with your planned route for each driver.

It’s web-based, so that means you can access it from anywhere. Creating routes and plans no longer has to happen in the office.

You can set driver skills and vehicle capabilities in the Admin section of REVEAL to ensure Fleetmatics’ Routist matches your work order to drivers and vehicles that can handle them.

We can even account for time commitments you make to your customers to help you provide the best possible service.

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