Rohrer’s HVAC selects FleetMatics to reduce auto insurance costs

March 1, 2011
LANCASTER, PA. – FleetMatics announced today that Rohrer’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning recently selected FleetMatics to assist in reducing supply chain costs.

LANCASTER, PA. – FleetMatics, a provider of GPS tracking for commercial fleet vehicles, announced today that Rohrer’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning recently selected FleetMatics to assist in reducing supply chain costs.

With the FleetMatics application, Rohrer’s HVAC has reduced insurance costs while also increasing company revenue. Rohrer’s HVAC, specializing in providing high-quality installation and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment, grew to include 37 fleet vehicles, but needed to combat the rising cost of insurance.

FleetMatics’ tracking capabilities encourage some insurance providers to extend discounts to companies that install the system. With FleetMatics GPS, fleet managers know the exact location of every vehicle in their fleet. In the event of theft, any tracked vehicle can be recovered quickly.

Since FleetMatics GPS receivers are hardwired inconspicuously inside the vehicles, they are virtually tamper proof and theft resistant. FleetMatics GPS tracking also monitors vehicle speed and discourages improper driving behavior. With this type of control, insurance companies realize that drivers of vehicles with GPS tracking present a lower risk.

“Our insurance company was worried about speeding and the safety of some of our younger drivers,” said Scott Rohrer, president of Rohrer’s HVAC. “But once they knew we had GPS vehicle tracking, they felt better about putting the young drivers on the policy because we were monitoring and controlling speed.”

Rohrer specifically uses the automated speeding alerts to ensure his drivers maintain proper speed. If a driver exceeds a set speed threshold, an alert is sent immediately via e-mail to Rohrer. He also makes the information readily available to his insurance company as proof of compliance. FleetMatics also helps companies reduce liability by ensuring vehicles aren’t used for unauthorized purposes.

“Since FleetMatics tracks the vehicles 24/7, I can make sure techs aren’t going to places I don’t want them going,” said Rohrer. “I can come in the next morning, look at the FleetMatics report and see if there has been any activity during the night or on the weekends.”

With FleetMatics GPS installed, Rohrer’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning has experienced nearly immediate return on investment and has significantly boosted its bottom line.

“We saw immediate savings when we installed FleetMatics,” said Rohrer. “Drivers being tracked immediately straightened out once they knew FleetMatics was monitoring their actions.”

The system provides complete 24/7 tracking of every monitored vehicle and can be accessed by authorized users from any Internet-enabled computer.

“As the need for cost control solutions increases, more and more companies with vehicle fleets are turning to GPS tracking as a way to remain viable,” said John Goggin, executive vice president of sales at FleetMatics. “FleetMatics GPS was designed specifically for companies like Rohrer’s HVAC that want to improve their business model. We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial partnership with Rohrer’s HVAC.”

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