A new GPS tracking system for the Kamloops vehicle fleet is proving to be a success already saving close to $150,000.
Public Works Director Jen Fretz says since the program started six months ago there has been a 5% savings on gas and 5% savings on diesel fuel.
“There is this whole notion of safety of lone workers as well. So if you are by yourself working somewhere we have the ability of making sure and checking on you to make sure you are still here and you are still doing okay. We have also seen from a public response perspective a lot of benefits. We have a fleet of vehicles in a certain area. We want to know who’s closest to such and such an area so they can go back somewhere that has been very helpful as well”
There are more than 400 vehicles in the city fleet.