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  • 10 March 2011 17:58

Chevin Smartphone App gives Fleet drivers "Instant Access" to Head Office Mainframe

The multi million dollar, increasingly sophisticated car, truck and freight delivery vehicle fleet management sector is becoming VERY competitive – particularly with its use of technology. Chevin Fleet Solutions, one of the leading international organisations serving clients as varied as the NSW Rural Fire Service and Cadbury Schweppes here in Australia to the World Food Programme and The Smithsonian Institute - clients often with vehicle and equipment fleets numbering many thousands - has just announced their latest technical innovation. • For more information please contact Matthew Frost, General Manager, Chevin Fleet Solutions in Australia on 02 8019 0223, talk to Chevin’s PR Terry Quinn 0439 710 418 or go to www.chevinfleet.com.au

PRESS RELEASE: Thousands of commercial vehicle drivers, courier and suburban delivery vehicles, truck and tanker drivers travelling suburb to suburb, or long distances between Perth and Sydney, Adelaide and Darwin, Brisbane and Melbourne – and all points in between - will soon be able to gain instant detailed access to their head office Fleet Management Computer Mainframe System, in real time, while on the move anywhere in Australia following Chevin Fleet’s announcement of their new bespoke smartphone and PDA internet based Mobile Service Solution.

Chevin Fleet Solutions whose popular browser-based multi vehicle Fleet Management software, FleetWave®, is used by client fleets totalling tens of thousands of vehicles across Australia, has launched a new innovative application which will enable drivers instant access to their head office' Fleet Management system in 'real time', using smart-phones or PDAs.The new system will be rolled out over coming months after training is complete.

Chevin is the leading global provider of enterprise Fleet Management software solutions for all types of vehicle and transport operations: cars, commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, plant, heavy equipment or other assets. Using its uniquely flexible bespoke fleet management software, Chevin has the ability to deliver software solutions to meet any organization's specific fleet requirements - whether managing 20 or 200,000 vehicles. Chevin’s global clients include such prestige organisations as the United Nations World Food Programme, the New York State Police Department and the Smithsonian Institute who already deploy the popular state of the art enterprise fleet management software solution. Australian clients for FleetWave include Abigroup Construction, Volkswagen, NSW Rural Fire Service, Cadbury Schweppes, Hitachi Construction Machines, Blue Mountains City Council and RSL Care. Chevin provides fleet solutions to the public, utility and corporate sectors as well as government and NGO operations of every size. Apart from Australia, Chevin also has offices in the UK, North America and the Republic of Ireland. For more information on Chevin Fleet Solutions please visit www.chevinfleet.com.au and you can follow @ChevinTweet on Twitter. Using the new application, any driver with a PDA or Smartphone with access to the internet via Windows Mobile can log on to dedicated PDA pages of FleetWave®. This includes functionality such as: • Access to home pages with important dates (Service/Inspection reminders) and important contact numbers (e.g. breakdown, windscreen replacement, service contact numbers etc.) • Access Driver Trips to record details of business journeys, work tasks, client visits or service calls • The ability to report an incident, capturing 3rd party details and times, even pictures if the hardware has a camera. • Task allocation system which allows service calls (e.g. client pick up, sweep a road, site visit, etc.) to be allocated to a specific user and progress tracked, with customisation options to allow each clients individual requirements to be fully met. • Stock Control options for barcode readers to allow wireless stores control, stock counting and receipting. • Daily Driver Inspection checks, with real-time visibility for the Fleet Manager showing which vehicles have, or have not, been inspected. The need to record Daily Driver Inspections, even when no defects are found, is generally seen as best-practice by various government agencies Workshop Remote Working FleetWave® can issue jobs to a technician who can go through a checklist of tasks on a particular job card on a laptop, or 'tough-book' ruggedized unit. Workshop Touchscreen Solution This allows each technician to have their own login to FleetWave®, offering them the list of jobs for the day and once each job has started, what tasks must be completed, to allow paperless data capture in the workshop. This detailed time management function also allows the workshop supervisor the ability to see: • What jobs are in progress at any time • Estimate completion times and workloads • Increase workshop efficiencies (even actual times vs standard times if this level of reporting is required.) This system also allows the service reception an overview of each job in progress and projected completion times for reporting to clients. For notification, once the job has been completed, FleetWave's built in email engine can automatically email a client to say their vehicle is ready, without the need for any user interaction. This immediately reduces telephone charges and workshop reception workload. Ends.

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