Diabetes SA

Diabetes SA improves improve safety, efficiency and productivity by implementing Fleet Complete fleet management solution.

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At a glance

  • Self funded charity organisation helping to support people living with Diabetes since 1953
  • In South Australia alone, 600 people are diagnosed every month. That’s approximately 20 each day.
  • Located in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Running a fleet of trucks and vans used for donation pickups across metropolitan and country/regional South Australia
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Background

Diabetes SA is a self-funded charity that “fills the gap” in the health system, so that people with diabetes have a place to turn to and help them learn to manage living with diabetes. Diabetes SA have a fleet of trucks used to pick up generous donations of clothing and household items from the community, which in turn raise much needed funds for Diabetes SA.

The Challenge

Diabetes SA is a self-funded charity that “fills the gap” in the health system, so that people with diabetes have a place to turn to and help them learn to manage living with diabetes. Diabetes SA have a fleet of trucks used to pick up generous donations of clothing and household items from the community, which in turn raise much needed funds for Diabetes SA. When the business was in its infancy, Diabetes SA wanted to find a way to better manage their mobile workforce. Diabetes SA had no idea where their drivers and company assets were or if they were safe, as they work alone, and if pickups were actually being completed and when. “For us, it’s not about big brother, it’s about better management of our assets and validating that their work is completed for more effective planning”.

"Fleet Complete has been awesome! Fleet Complete coordinated the installations with us to ensure the devices were installed at times that would have the least impact on our day to day operations."

- Scott Mates, Clothing Collections Manager , Diabetes SA

The Solution

After initially fitting the solution back in 2010, Diabetes SA have been delighted with the results they have seen and have since upgraded their fleet with the plan to roll out devices across the new additions to the fleet in the coming months.

Rollout

Diabetes SA utilised the services of Fleet Complete’s Installer Network to install the devices into their vehicles. The choice to have the devices hard wired instead of the traditional ‘plug and play’ option ensured that the devices were properly installed in a secure location to avoid any tampering issues.

Training

An integral part of successfully implementing the solution is ensuring that the staff using it have been given the adequate resources to develop their skills. Diabetes SA combined the free online training services provided by Fleet Complete as well as a customised training session to make sure staff were confident in using the software. 

 

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“The software is great, it is really easy to use and has a lot of capabilities. The staff have really embraced it.” - Scott Mates, Clothing Collections Manager - Diabetes SA

The Results

Greater Level of Customer Satisfaction

Since the implementation of the Securatrak Fleet Management Solution, Diabetes SA have been able to significantly improve the quality of information being provided to their clients, while reducing the amount of time handling customer enquiries. “The system supports our Admin Team to promptly attend to customer enquiries without having to rustle through paperwork. Having quick reliable information puts us in a good light.” “We can also look up where the fleet are and route the closest vehicle to a job without having to do a ring around.”

Improved Driver Safety and Behaviour

A key goal for Diabetes SA was to improve the safety of their drivers due to the fact they had no visibility of their driving behaviour or whether they were in dangerous situations. Since installing the devices, Diabetes SA have been able to gain a far greater insight into where their drivers are, if they are safe and if jobs are completed. “We set up alerts for speeding and harsh driving to help educate our drivers on safer driving practices. The behaviour of our drivers has changed, it’s created a safer and more productive culture.”

 

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Improved Efficiency and Productivity Across Operations

Utilising key reports within MyGeotab, Diabetes SA have been able to identify inefficiencies across operations and work with drivers to improve productivity, resulting in more pickups across the day. “It has also helped us to identify which drivers need to improve efficiency. We run a simple report that shows the number of stops each driver does, which shows us how many pickups they are doing. One of our drivers was showing four times more stops than the other drivers were doing, which allowed us to investigate how the work was being completed and in turn improve their productivity.”

Added Benefits

The solution has also added benefits to Diabetes SA by acting as a tool to help deal with customer complaints “It has empowered our Customer Service team, they are able to quickly and easily investigate customer complaints. Having evidence that the job has occurred within the required parameters allows us to push back on complaints professionally.” Additionally “Having the devices provides confidence to our customers about our business and demonstrates that Diabetes SA operate an organised and structured operation they can trust.”

Fleet Complete Awards

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