Stoneridge upgrade for Carefoot & Sons 07 September 2011

Since winning the Stoneridge time challenge at the Commercial Vehicle Show last April, Carefoot & Sons (Transport) has so far upgraded 16 of its tachographs to SE5000 Exakt units.

"We decided to test Stoneridge's bold claims using our own tachograph data, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that we could save 46 minutes of driving time a day per truck," explains transport manager Rob Dean.

He reveals that the company originally trialled three SE5000 Exakt tachographs in the Carefoot vehicles responsible for the majority of multi-loading and tipping work. That led to positive feedback from the drivers about the devices' ease-of-use.

"While the daily driver's hours regulations remain unchanged, the amount of driving time we can conduct within the legislated time means we can increase the amount of loads achieved each day," states Dean.

"Over the course of a month and year, this adds up, in terms of productivity gains, which is why we've decided to retrofit the tachographs.

"We fully expect the new equipment to pay for itself in the coming months as a result of the extra driving time gained."

Brian Tinham

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