Lenham Storage takes next step with TruTac tachograph data system13 October 2017

Lenham Storage, the ambient grocery and beverage warehousing and distribution specialists, have seen unexpected additional benefits since deploying TruTac’s new TruControl system.

Although it already was involved in tachograph management, it has since seen the benefits of using the data to drive best practice and efficiencies throughout the business.

This holistic approach has seen not only a significant reduction in driver infringements but also improved administration, better auditing controls and significant driver behaviour improvement through enhanced debriefing and education.

“Every responsible transport operation needs to keep tight control of driver infringements” says Steve Phibbs, who oversees tachograph analysis, driver reports and WTD compliance at Lenham Storage. “However, we wanted more than just tacho analysis, and have driven multiple admin efficiencies by investing in this latest technology.”

With around 250 vehicles involved in the daily distribution of grocery and ambient goods to multiples, high street retailers, hotels and farm shops throughout the UK, Lenham recognised the need to install a fleet compliance control system. It now debriefs drivers more quickly, tracks recommendations to ensure training has been done, and has improved management reporting to deliver tighter auditing controls.

TruControl has 24/7 web-based reporting as standard, allowing Phibbs and his team instant access to key operational data just minutes after downloading. This, says Steve, provides total control over all WTD (working time directive) and compliance information enabling strategic management decisions to be made.

To eliminate possible driving licence verification issues, Lenham has also introduced TruLicence - a bespoke TruTac package designed to instantly check UK drivers’ licences for compliance and insurance purposes.

Implementing TruControl was also a fast and pain free process, according to Phibbs.

Will Dalrymple

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