Van cameras to boost efficiency of trade deliveries

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has just invested in 10 brand new VW Caddy vans to be used across the branch network.

The vehicles will be added to the existing fleet, rather than used as replacements, enabling even more frequent local trade customer deliveries in the areas where they will operate.

The vans have been selected using criteria to evaluate a full range of factors including load capacity, fuel economy, purchase price and anticipated running cost - with VW Caddy scoring well across the board.

In a new step for GSF Car Parts, the vans have also been fitted with trackable forward-facing cab cameras too.

“The in-vehicle cameras bring a range of benefits,” said Dave Lewis, Operations Director at GSF Car Parts. “We can monitor the vans to discover potential for route or workload optimisations that may boost efficiency.

“Also, in the unfortunate event of any road traffic accidents the cameras can provide valuable information.

“If GSF can avoid falling victim to spurious claims, and therefore keep our insurance premiums as low as possible, the cost savings ultimately benefit our garage customers.”

GSF Car Parts say the new vans are just one example of a forward-thinking approach to new business technology being used to help garage customers.

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GSF Car Parts has a successful trading history spanning over 30 years. GSF’s fast-growing retail business supplies components and consumables direct to customers’ doors and through ‘click and collect’ from a sophisticated online catalogue and e-commerce site. In many cases, customers can save up to 50% off main dealer retail prices. Today’s business was brought together in April 2000 by the German & Swedish Management Team, has its origins in a number of long standing expert car parts specialists such as Vee Wee, Autocavan, Andyspares, and URO Automotive. Since the formation of GSF Car Parts in 2000, the company developed a parts and distribution portfolio to become the UK’s largest independent parts supplier. In 2015 GSF Car Parts joined The Parts Alliance. Today, GSF Car Parts employs over 1,000 people serving the UK and Ireland through over 60 stores and over 400 GSF delivery vans, managed from centrally-located headquarters in Birmingham.

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We can monitor the vans to discover potential for route or workload optimisations that may boost efficiency. Also, in the unfortunate event of any road traffic accidents the cameras can provide valuable information.
Dave Lewis, Operations Director | GSF Car Parts