Vehicle Tracking Provider DigiCore Selected by Sefton Council to Take Out the Trash

September 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Vehicle tracking provider DigiCore (, has been selected by Sefton Council to develop and install a vehicle tracking solution for its waste collection fleet. Under the agreement, DigiCore’s C-track vehicle tracking system will be installed on 25 new refuse collection vehicles that are being procured by Sefton Council as part of a fleet replacement programme.

The vehicle tracking solution has been designed to achieve a range of benefits including increased operating efficiencies by reducing fuel usage; streamlined fleet operations through the minimising of delays and missed collections; and enhanced customer service as a result of improved management control.

Sefton Council recognised that fuel management was a major challenge for their fleet operation, as each refuse collection vehicle had fuel consumption of less than 5 mpg. With this in mind, Sefton Council selected a vehicle tracking system that could monitor and capture real-time movements to ensure vehicles are driven efficiently, remain on-route, and ultimately maximise their fuel performance.

Elsewhere, the C-track system will be used to provide real-time and historical management information, so Sefton Council can access precise data regarding work completion, missed collections and proof of tipping. The system will also utilise in-vehicle sensors to monitor the number of bins lifted to monitor levels of participation for general household waste, business waste and recycling within the region.

Jim Black, Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Department within Sefton Council commented: “We selected C-track because of the ease-of-use of the system and its ability to add significant return on investment in terms of increased operational control and enhanced service for our customers. It is anticipated that the saving achieved from more efficient routing and therefore reduced fuel usage will significantly contribute towards the cost of the solution.”

Tom O’Connor, Managing Director of DigiCore Ltd said: “We are delighted that Sefton Council has chosen to work with DigiCore. This latest partnership demonstrates the true versatility and functionality of the C-track system and its ability to meet the needs of a diverse range of fleet operators.”

C-track is a sophisticated fleet management system that adopts the latest technology to provide a comprehensive real-time vehicle management tool. This proven solution provides vital information about mobile assets and workforce, and offers a scaleable mobile solution that meets the complex needs of car, van and commercial vehicle fleet operators.