CM Show 2020: Digital fleet compliance and Earned Recognition explained by Aquarius IT

Digital fleet management, compliance and Earned Recognition will be under the spotlight for Aquarius IT at the Commercial Motor Show this autumn.

The technology firm has reported a surge in enquiries for its new Asset Maintenance portal, which was recently accredited by the DVSA for Earned Recognition use, alongside its Daily Driver Defect App.

Asset Maintenance is the latest product to be added to ClockWatcher Elite’s suite of digital fleet management solutions, and has been designed to provide a full audit trail and complete paperless storage solution for all company assets requiring periodic maintenance or inspection; from company vehicles to workshop equipment.

It also integrates with the software’s tacho analysis system and defect App, to provide operators with an all-encompassing automated digital solution for managing both vehicle maintenance / inspection and driver activity. 

Mark Johnston, Aquarius IT’s customer service director who has led the development of Asset Maintenance over the last 18 months in consultation with transport operators, said: “Roadworthiness and compliance are fundamental to the Earned Recognition scheme (and indeed any reputable road transport operation), and with ClockWatcher Elite, we have developed a suite of programmes that all integrate to provide operators with an all-encompassing solution for managing and reporting on the driver and vehicle measures required by the DVSA.

“Our Daily Driver Defect App, for example not only reports vehicle data in real time, information from the driver’s daily checks can be fed into the Asset Maintenance element of the software.

"Through this integration, defects and PMIs can be assigned to mechanics with a simple click of a button. Similarly, the accessibility of any tachograph data which is uploaded to our analysis portal allows for a fuller picture when it comes to vehicles being listed as Vehicle Off Road.”

Aquarius said this ability to interpret and report on 360° real-time digital data, enables operators to react more quickly, forward plan and monitor costs – and moreover, it gives operators the facility to demonstrate best practise to the authorities if needed and enables those signed up to the Earned Recognition scheme to accurately report on the KPIs required. 

The Commercial Motor Show is a brand-new, three-day event for the commercial road transport industry, featuring topical webinars, networking opportunities and an exciting online trade show. Free to attend, you simply need to register online for your entry pass.

Head over to the ‘Staying Compliant’ seminar session on day 2 of the event, where co-founder of Aquarius IT, Guy Reynolds discusses IT systems for Earned Recognition operators. Then head back over to the Aquarius IT virtual stand where the team will be presenting the Tachograph Analysis and Asset Maintenance features of the Earned Recognition solution.

CM Show 2020: TyreWatch brings connected, real-time monitoring to fleets

TyreWatch will be ready to roll at this autumn’s Commercial Motor Show with its real-time, connected tyre management technology for fleets.

The business strives to help customers run efficiently at all times, with tyre monitoring a key element in reducing fleet operation costs.

TyreWatch technology combines continuous tyre monitoring, Formula One style telematics and powerful artificial intelligence.

Sensors which process both pressure and temperature are mounted securely within the wheels. These send data to the on-board TyreWatch controller, which collates data from all the sensors. 

This controller automatically couples with the trailer’s sender unit, without any driver or fleet office involvement. 

The TyreWatch controller provides a real-time condition report on every tyre, which is simple to view on any device, from mobiles to desktop computers.

In addition, TyreWatch technology can support operators with their wider environmental challenges. 

Optimising rolling resistance, for example, can significantly reduce fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions. 

And the reduced friction can also prevent excessive and premature tyre tread wear, minimising particulate emissions (PM2.5) and microplastic tyre debris. 

On top of this, the business said TyreWatch can “virtually eliminate” premature tyre failure in fleets, actively reducing the number of tyres manufactured.

In just four years, TyreWatch has gained clients across the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia, with strong support from its local networks. 

The digital technology can be easily integrated with well-known third party telematic platforms, typically solutions that leverage efficiency across operational, regulatory or performance.

“TyreWatch is smart technology that is simple to use and proven to drive fleet efficiency,” said Glenn Sherwood, director at TyreWatch.

“We are delighted to be involved and exhibiting at the Commercial Motor Show and have the opportunity to showcase our product and platform to the transport industry to demonstrate what is needed tomorrow is available today.”

The Commercial Motor Show is a brand-new, three-day event for the commercial road transport industry, featuring topical webinars, networking opportunities and an exciting online trade show. Book your free ticket today!