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01/10/2013 - Cintas Uses Telematics to Reduce Idling
Cintas Corp., a company that specializes in providing a range of services, including the design, manufacture, and implementation of corporate identity uniform programs to businesses, is using telematics to reduce the number of vehicle incidents its drivers experience and shrink its carbon footprint.
“Cintas has dedicated considerable resources to ensure its employees return home safely each and every day,” said Josh Moore, six sigma black belt at Cintas.
The company installed telematics technology from inthinc in 1,200 vehicles in its Uniform Rental division.
In addition to improving overall driver safety, Cintas focused on using the technology to reduce vehicle idling. The telematics technology notifies drivers when a vehicle is idling for too long, and, if the driver doesn’t respond, sends a notification to the fleet manager.
“Cintas is making a strong, conscious effort to reduce its footprint on the environment,” Moore said. “By setting up these alerts, our drivers are aware of how long their vehicle has been running idle and are reminded to turn the key, allowing us to not only save on gas, but substantially reduce carbon emissions as well.”