The latest arrivals, along with others supplied over the past three years, have also been specified with BPW’s idem telematics solution. This gives Gist the ability to track the fleet, monitor fridge temperature and fridge fuel data, along with tyre pressure monitoring, all from one system.
“Where we were previously reliant on visual and manual checks, the system gives us access to real-time data for an overview of the fleet’s status,” says Sam de Beaux, Gist’s engineering director.
“Through the notification alerts, we have been able to quickly target problems, both en route and prior to dispatch from the Gist sites, which safeguards against preventable breakdowns.”
As well as helping Gist to improve delivery capability – said to be the smallest delivery windows in the industry – “the system has also reduced vehicle downtime and the risk of DVSA infringements for the business”, adds de Beaux.
The trailers also feature idem’s electronic brake performance monitoring system (EBPMS). Rather than relying on periodic brake roller tests, EBPMS enables constant monitoring of the trailer braking system, helping to improve safety on the road.
Sharing EBPMS data demonstrates compliance with the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme and can reduce regular brake roller test requirements to one per year. Automated EBS errors alerts enable proactive repair and maintenance scheduling.
As de Beaux concludes: “Ultimately, our aim is to exceed the needs of our customers and their delivery schedules, implementing industry-leading technology. By using BPW’s idem telematics systems, we achieve this every day.”