Glastonbury-based Sparks Transport has improved its compliance control since adopting new fleet management software.
The haulier, which moved to the TruTac system about nine months ago, said it can now monitor live all key performance data for its fleet of 150 HGVs, instantly detect driver infringements and take any action required immediately.
Director Jon Sparks said the firm’s previous system had an unacceptable delay in detecting any problems as the reporting process had an unavoidable time lag. He explained: “With this many vehicles and drivers, the potential for mistakes or something slipping through the net is quite high.
“In the past we have needed to employ more people for longer periods just to monitor and report basic compliance information. Earned Recognition is something we thought a company of our standing and reputation should naturally adopt, and having an effective range of driver and vehicle reporting functions in place helps to make this possible.”
TruTac also provided the technical advice and personal training required to enable Sparks Transport to transfer from its old system. We have the information and can satisfy any DVSA checks at a moment’s notice with complete confidence,” Sparks said.
“Furthermore, we not only have a more dynamic control system, but are saving a lot of precious administration time.” Meanwhile, Kinaxia Logistics Group has installed TruTac software across all its companies.
The Kinaxia compliance team, which uses the TruView system, has access to full data from across the group’s fleet of more than 630 vehicles. Trevor Dickenson, group health safety and compliance manager at Kinaxia, said the system offers all-round compliance control, tachograph management, driver debriefing and compliance reporting.
“TruTac is a clear and concise way for us to ensure we document and review our drivers’ behaviour,” he said. With real-time, easy access to accurate information and the ability to pull a range of reports, we are able to work with our drivers to get a full understanding of their needs and any risks or issues to be tackled.”
Also, Kinaxia group company Mark Thompson Transport is trialling TruChecks, an app for driver vehicle checks.