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: Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone eye future fleet innovation

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Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone are looking forward to an ‘incredible opportunity’ to bring their latest products and connected mobility solutions to life at the virtual Commercial Motor Show this autumn.

Both companies are working together to demonstrate how advanced technologies can help truck and van operators drive efficiencies, realise cost-savings, reduce their carbon footprint and raise the bar in service delivery.

The Commercial Motor Show is a virtual exhibition and conference running from 29 September to 1 October.

Visitors to the road transport industry event will see the latest vehicles, products and services offered by exhibitors online, as well as get the chance to listen to webinars, and take part in live exhibitor chats, video calls and product demonstrations.

Beverley Wise, sales director UK, Webfleet Solutions, said: "This is an incredible opportunity for fleet operators to discover more about how mobility solutions can help shape the future of their operations and drive cost efficiencies as they navigate the post-pandemic landscape.

“At the online Commercial Motor Show, we look forward to demonstrating how the synergies between our two brands can set truck and van operators on the right track to achieving their company-wide objectives, whilst delivering outstanding service and results.”

Bridgestone’s commercial sales director Greg Ward added: “We are continuing on our transformation journey from tyre producer to mobility solutions leader with Webfleet Solutions.

“With demand for fleet-based mobility growing year-on-year, fleet managers need more than ever before a reliable and innovative partner to help them maximise their effectiveness and efficiency through increased productivity and minimised total cost of ownership.

“Now, together, Bridgestone and Webfleet Solutions have the tools, insights and experience to fulfil those demands. We look forward to bringing this message to life.”

At the Commercial Motor Show, Webfleet Solutions will demonstrate how business processes can be streamlined with seamlessly connected, end-to-end systems, including integrations with applications ranging from transport management systems and on-board cameras, to mileage, route optimisation and HGV specific navigation.

Visitors can also learn about the latest enhanced Webfleet features for the transport sector, including Asset Tracking, which gives companies visibility over the position and usage of their powered assets, and TachoShare, a remote download and archiving module that enables users to share data directly with their analysis software.

Meanwhile, Bridgestone will talk about the latest additions to its tyre ranges, including the Ecopia H002, engineered to improve companies’ fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions, the ultra-durable Duravis R002, designed to help fleets lower their operational costs by reducing cost per kilometre, and the COACH-AP 001, a cost-efficient option developed specifically for coach fleet managers.

  • The Commercial Motor Show 2020 is a brand-new, three-day virtual event combing an informative seminar programme with an interactive exhibition hall. Register now for your free ticket!