Oxford Carriers, based in Witney, Oxfordshire, specialises in next-day UK pallet deliveries, general haulage, same day and European transport services. Offering full and part load services, groupage and consolidated loads, the company is a member of palletised freight distribution network TPN - The Pallet Network.
Logistics operations manager Mike Wise said: “We originally used TruAnalysis for complete tachograph management and later worked with TruTac to help test their TruFleet vehicle maintenance software. and I’m pleased to say, over the last couple of years both our driver compliance and our vehicle maintenance procedures have improved beyond measure.”
According to Mike Wise, the workshop team used to use paper tickets hanging on pegs, backed up by an excel spreadsheet, to keep tabs on maintenance schedules, MOTs and vehicle repair work.
Wise added: “TruFleet took us to another level. Now, with everything handled by the easy to use software, we use continuous scheduling and all vehicle events are automatically posted to the Outlook calendar for sharing between the garage and the back-office. This gives us real-time visibility of maintenance intervals and vehicle availability and allows us to programme months ahead. Jobs don’t get missed, everything’s visible and we save a great deal of time.”
Oxford Carriers uses TruChecks to assist further in keeping drivers and fleet managers aware of vehicle incidents and ongoing repair requirements. The solution enables drivers to complete daily walk around vehicle inspections via an app, with full back-office defect and rectification reporting.
“The handy TruTac app enables our drivers to carry out their daily walk-round and take pics where needed. In turn, this allows us to capture all information required by the DVSA and to provide type-specific and configurable check lists for all vehicle types and trailers – which for our diverse truck and trailer fleet is a huge advantage,” Wise continued.
For quick driver licence validity checks, Wise’s team use TruTac’s online TruLicence online checking system. Integrating with all TruTac products and dashboards, TruLicence allows checking of correct information on a licence while showing any endorsements, along with the individual’s entitlement to drive.