Hovis improves compliance via TruTac software

Hovis has reported a 96% reduction in compliance issues since adopting TruTac’s Tru Analysis tachograph management and compliance reporting system.
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Hovis operates a fleet of more than 350 heavy goods vehicles (HGV), comprising around 245 rigids and 110 tractor units, plus 240 trailers.

It adopted TruTac’s TruAnalysis tachograph management and compliance reporting system in February 2023 and has used it to home in on and dramatically reduce speeding incidents.

“Hovis has always had good compliance and we took the view that we want to be one of the best at it,” explained logistics director Adam Bassant. “We included occasions of overspeed – when a driver goes over 56 mph – in our metrics on the software, and we’ve been heavily focused on reducing them. Last year, we reduced those incidents by 96%.”

The company also developed its own speed awareness course to educate drivers and to follow up after incidents were initially identified by TruAnalysis.

“We created a bespoke speed awareness course within Hovis – very similar to what the police use,” Bassant added. “If there’s an overspeeding incident, then drivers will be required to do a half-hour online course, which educates them about the implications of speeding, the need to reduce it, and the reasons why it happens in the first place.”

Hovis began using TruAnalysis because its telematics was provided by TruTac’s parent firm, Microlise, and Bassant was keen to bring both services under one roof.

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