Maritime invests in fleet safety and visibility with CameraMatics09 July 2021

L-R: James Andrews, IT Director, Maritime Transport Ltd.; Ross McNicol, Senior IT Support Technician, Maritime Transport Ltd.; Brendan O’Flaherty, UK Sales Director, CameraMatics; Steve Warne, Technical Director, CameraMatics

Maritime Transport has partnered with CameraMatics to fit connected smart camera systems across its entire fleet.

Operating an impressive fleet of more than 1,500 trucks and employing over 2,000 drivers, Maritime covers some 120 million miles each year, meaning the team needs a solution they can rely on. Maritime takes its duty of care extremely seriously and safety is a key priority for the company – the safety and wellbeing of drivers and all road users. This, along with the introduction of the Direct Vision Standard and similar schemes led Maritime to look for a long-term, future proof solution for their fleet.

Maritime has opted for a 360˚ camera setup, including in-cab driver facing cameras, plus left-turn alerts and smart sensors. The drivers appreciate the extra visibility the technology provides and the protection it gives them from fraudulent claims, the company says. Remote download of footage is a major benefit of the platform and saves the fleet team time and hassle.

“In Felixstowe alone we have 220 vehicles, and retrieving footage previously could be a time-consuming process. Instant, remote access to footage now has been a huge benefit to us. In the event of an incident or accident we know immediately what happened and can take appropriate action. The footage is also proving extremely useful for our driver administrators who use it in the training classrooms,” commented Paul Heyhoe, fleet director, Maritime Transport.

Senior IT support technician, Ross McNicol, said: “We look for long-term partnerships that deliver excellent value and quality products and services. We wanted a provider we could trust with the expertise to work with our large operation long-term. We looked at a number of different options but felt CameraMatics was the best fit for the business. The CameraMatics team understands the industry we’re in and what we need in order to operate. We’re confident that the technology will continue to develop and grow with us.”

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