These include combined remote vehicle downloading and telematics for instant analysis of driver and vehicle tacho data, tighter control over agency drivers and increased compliance.
Using the software programme TruControl – from transport software experts TruTac – with driver behaviour monitoring and live tachograph downloading via CMS Supatrak, Howard Tenens no longer needs to manually download vehicle and driver information. Instead, it can access full data on its 400-strong national fleet at the ‘touch of a button’.
National fleet and compliance manager Richard Philpotts explains: “The remote downloading system facilitated by TruTac and CMS provides a wealth of real-time, accurate information to ensure that no individual cases slip through the net, and particularly so regarding agency drivers. In turn, this adds up to greater efficiency and truly effective compliance control.”
From any chosen location, Howard Tenens can analyse specific and current tachograph data to monitor driver performance and identify infringements, thereby eliminating potential risks. Additionally, they can automatically calculate optimum vehicle routing, identify valuable information such as ‘missing miles’ and improve driver behaviours, including accident reduction.
Adds Matthew Bright from CMS Supatrak: “We worked closely with Howard Tenens from the start. Our initial objective was to fully understand the nature and extent of its logistics operation. Only then could we develop a telematics solution to maximise vehicle utilisation and exactly match its needs.”
Meanwhile, TruTac has provided a bespoke training package, tailored to the Howard Tenens operation, focusing on specific KPI’s and reports. The standard of which, says Richard Philpotts, “has been excellent from start to finish and is already delivering benefits.”
TruTac’s operations and marketing director Jemma James says: “We recognise the importance of providing regular training and updates. I’m delighted to say that the Howard Tenens training philosophy goes a long way to keeping their team on-message and on top of the entire compliance and control process.”