McBurney Transport rolls out software to manage 1,400-strong fleet13 November 2018

The McBurney Transport Group is managing its 1,400-strong truck and trailer fleet with software from Freeway Fleet Systems, and is able to control every aspect of fleet maintenance from a single interface.

The Ballymena-based operator wanted a system to automate its repair and maintenance processes, and after evaluating the options available, it discovered that Freeway’s technology could deliver additional features, as well as strong integration and customisation.

“As part of the evaluation process, we visited another existing Freeway user to see the system working in a live environment,” says Sammy Hamill, McBurney’s fleet manager.

“This gave us the confidence to proceed with the Freeway installation because we realised how tailored it could be to our specific requirements.

“The visibility over asset costs and stock control, as well as simplified external and internal invoicing procedures, were additional benefits that we could see being extremely beneficial from the outset.”

McBurney is using the system to manage 1,400 assets, including trucks, trailers, vans and shunters. Details available include purchase date and horsepower to tyre size and emissions levels – and even a depreciation schedule for each asset.

In addition, 6,000 annual service checks are now scheduled automatically, including truck and trailer OLIs, MOTs, oil changes, tachograph calibrations and fridge motor inspections.

A componentry scheme has also been designed to facilitate the coding and import of 4,000 parts in the company’s combined impress and owned inventory stock.

Twenty HGV mechanics and trailer fitters at McBurney’s depots in Ballymena and Liverpool are also using the Freeway mobile app for defect recording and for completing inspections.

Laura Cork

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