Called Spillard Live, from Spillard Safety Systems, the platform uses real-time camera footage and has been fitted to ten of the operator’s 45-strong fleet.
Using a four-camera system (front, rear, offside and nearside), JJX managers can dial in remotely to view all of the cameras in real time, as well as being able to view historical footage.
This means accidents can be reviewed to determine cause and liability, while in-built GPS allows trucks to be tracked during the 50 weekly trips they make across Europe.
Another benefit is improved health and safety: when the left indicator is activated, the driver can view blind spots on the nearside camera, and the rear blind spot when in reverse.
John Donovan, JJX founder and managing director, says: “While our fleet and the number of journeys we make for clients across 12 different industries are expanding, the safety of our drivers and cargo continues to be paramount and that’s why we decided to tap into our strategic relationship with Spillard Safety Systems.”
On Spillard Live, he adds: “There is little doubt it’s the future and our drivers have been very complimentary so far. We can track where all of the ten vehicles are in real time and can clearly see what has happened if an incident occurs – this has already helped us prove that a couple of accidents were not our responsibility.
“Most importantly, though, is the way the cameras improve visibility of our drivers, keeping them and other road users safe.”
Spillard Safety Systems says it has secured several major contracts from operators since entering the commercial sector in 2015.
Spillard Live is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that can track a vehicle in real-time with live video and analytics.
It captures, processes and learns from multiple sources and has been designed so that it is compatible with any device capable of transmitting datasets.
The data is analysed using complex algorithms to improve driver behavior, including audible alerts to notify employees that their actions are being recorded.
In addition to JJX Logistics, Spillard Live is already in use by AF Blakemore, DHL, Fowler Welch, Lomas Distribution and Marston’s.
Pictured are John Donovan of JJX Logistics (left) with Spillard’s Carl Falconer.