The Salvation Army is an international movement and a branch of the Christian Church. Since 1883 they have been fighting poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand. The Army's mission is to care for people, transform lives and reform society.
Being a not-for-profit organisation, the Salvation Army needs to ensure that every dollar it raises is spent wisely and achieves the maximum return. The organisation needs to run lean and is constantly looking for ways to lower overheads and operating costs.
In April 2012 Smartrak installed GPS devices into five of the Salvation Army Family Store trucks operating across the Midland Division. Smartrak's online GPS solution gives management the data needed to make informed decisions on fleet operation, so they can run their vehicles efficiently and minimise unnecessary travel.
Graham Medland, Midland Division Secretary for Business Administration saw immediate results after the installation of Smartrak. "It was easy to monitor vehicle usage through both internet and mobile phone applications, ensuring that our vehicles are operating efficiently and that pick-ups and deliveries are successfully completed."
The Salvation Army's satisfaction doesn't stop there. "Smartrak staff made it very easy for us to understand how these devices operate. They were very friendly and accommodating," Graham commented.