Irish food company Glanbia is implementing Masternaut’s integrated vehicle tracking and environmental management solution GreenerFleet across its dairy and chilled food delivery fleet. The real-time web-based service will enable Glanbia to focus on fuel management and reduce CO2 emissions.

Glanbia is one of Ireland’s largest food companies, supplying products such as Yoplait, Avonmore and Kilmeaden dairy produce. Using its Masternaut tracked fleet, Glanbia makes over 2,500 deliveries a week to a range of customers, including most supermarkets and convenience stores operating throughout Ireland’s 26 counties. The system is expected to help the company with its aim of providing carbon neutral transportation.

“The Masternaut system is accurate and easy to use and allows us to keep precise driving time records. The reporting tools are an advantage too; the automatic system has these ready for us each morning so there is no additional administration,” says Denis Conway, logistics manager at Glanbia.

“Glanbia has already reduced its CO2 emissions by around 16 per cent in two years and Masternaut is the next phase of our continuous improvement and best practice programme. For example, an average delivery truck will burn around four to five litres of diesel an hour when idling. With the high cost of fuel, we want to prevent unnecessary idling – which will reduce operating costs and help reduce our carbon footprint. This will help us achieve our aim of providing a carbon neutral transport service,” he adds.

Glanbia is currently using the system as a standalone fuel and emission management tool. However, it intends to integrate Masternaut with its back office systems by integrating it with its SAP business software and its Paragon routing and scheduling optimisation system primarily for the bulk haulage of dairy products. The vehicle tracking system will provide a useful addition to payroll as it accurately records all driver activity, for example assigned driver hours and actual hours worked.