August 9, 2011
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Snitch Inc helps keep the YMCA on track
Owning 11 vans is no small task for the YMCA Tauranga. There’s the daily logistics, fuel, maintenance costs, insurance,
registration and ensuring that all the vehicles are delivering our precious cargo – our participants – safely and
Thanks to Snitch Inc, a New Zealand owned and operated business specialising in GPS vehicle tracking, managing these
tasks got a whole lot easier.
As part of its efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen, Snitch installed its state of the art, Armada high
resolution GPS tracking units in each YMCA van. With the click of a mouse, the Y can get real time information about the
location of each van, what speed they’re going, and how many kilometres they’ve travelled.
“We’ve got a fantastic product and we’re really proud to be sharing it with such a great organisation as the YMCA
Tauranga,” said Jeremy McLean, Snitch’s Business Development Director. “Our units enable fleet owners to concentrate
more on their core business. In this case it means the Y can focus more on helping youth and community. For us here at
Snitch, that is a very worthwhile mission.”
From the YMCA’s perspective, the partnership has already seen improved service, better timekeeping, less paperwork and a
more accurate cost analysis of its fleet.
“We’re a very mobile organisation and vehicles are one of our largest assets,” said Amy S. Thaler, YMCA Tauranga’s CEO.
“Being able to more effectively look after those assets, as well as be able to see where our vans are at any given time
is a powerful tool. It also means that the drivers of our vans are even more accountable for the manner in which they
deliver our cargo, regardless of whether its kids, kayaks or frozen meals.”
In addition to providing geographic information, each Armada unit assists with real time vehicle diagnostics by either
texting or emailing the YMCA with warnings about low batteries, excessive G force, alarm activations or if a maximum
speed has been exceeded.
“Installing Snitch’s units has been as much about safety as it is fleet management,” adds Thaler. “It is imperative that
we have safe and reliable vans. After all, the valuable lives of our participants and staff depend on our vehicles
starting first go and performing as they should.”