Morrisons has signed a partnership with fleet management Microlise to minimise fuel costs and reduce its carbon emissions.
Microlise will install a telematics system on 545 of Morrisons’ heavy goods vehicles which tend to be the most harmful to the environment. The system will utilise fleet performance and journey management products which will be integrated with Morrisons’ existing Fleet Controller run by Paragon. With these solutions, the supermarket chain aims to maximise vehicle uptime, benefit from real-time visibility and improve fuel efficiency.
In addition, Microlise’s offering involves A-G rating table that will measure drivers’ performance on fuel efficiency and contains a Microlise Driver Tab tablet which can be used for two-way messaging between heavy goods vehicles and stores. Morrisons also aims to utilize the partnership by giving drivers guided routes to follow to improve their productivity.
Morrisons’ Head of Central Logistics Nick McCurtin said that the new solution with Microlise was selected after “a key competitive tendering process”.
"Having an effective and efficient fleet to resupply our 500+ stores up and down the country is key to keeping shelves stocked," McCurtin added.
"Implementing Microlise helps us to do this in the most cost effective way, whilst limiting our environmental impact."
It was announced last week that the struggling grocer will soon be demoted out of the FTSE 100 index for the first time in 14 years. Instead, Morrisons will continue its trading on the FTSE 250 index before the end of the year.