The Webfleet fleet management system has been installed across the company’s entire HGV fleet, while asset trackers have been added to all curtain-side and box trailers. Webfleet provides a real-time digital snapshot of the position of both vehicles and assets using a single interface.
Stand trailers are often provided to clients to load before being collected by BJS drivers. The BJS transport teams now have visibility of every trailer location and all their movements. Alerts can also be set to highlight when they enter or leave specified geofenced areas or when any trailer motion is detected.
As well as improving security, the technology is also supporting more efficient workflow planning.
“Integrating our in-house trailer management system with Webfleet has allowed us to see at-a-glance where all our trailers are across our various depots and customer sites, and is helping us to allocate resources much more efficiently,” explains BJS haulage operations director, Amarat Gill.
Webfleet TachoShare Plus, which remotely downloads drivers’ cards every day (rather than manually in the depot after every shift) is also saving the company time and money by helping to keep the trucks on the road. This automated functionality is proving especially valuable for vehicles which stay out all week.
The ruggedised Webfleet PRO 8 tablet, meanwhile, is being used by drivers to perform walk-round vehicle safety checks before every journey, without having to use their own personal mobile.
The software integrates with the company’s transport management system Mandata, allowing drivers to accept and complete jobs, using the PRO 8’s ‘sign on glass’ functionality.
BJS is currently also working on the development of a bespoke trailer app and barcode scanning which will eventually allow the company to screen all trailers and assign colour-coded status indicators (green for empty and red for loaded), to support the team in allocating empty trailers quickly and efficiently to drivers.
Debbie Aldridge, director of system installers FMC Fleettrak, added: “This is a great example of Webfleet’s connected vehicle tech in action, providing pragmatic, integrated solutions to some of the haulage industry’s key challenges.”