Tachograph firm TruTac has supplied distribution company M&H Carriers with an amalgamated fleet management system.
M&H Carriers operates a fleet of 150 vehicles, including vans and HGVs, from four depots across Scotland.
A long-time user of TruTac’s TruAnalysis software, until recently M&H Carriers had separate log-ins for each depot, making comparable reporting difficult.
The company therefore approached TruTac to create a single management portal, with the aim of combining data and improve reporting clarity and efficiency.
Fleet manager Rob Wilson said: “TruTac spent a great deal of time merging logins, data and reporting structures behind the scenes, providing us with an integrated system that allows us to make far more strategic decisions. It’s made a huge difference to our internal reporting processes.”
Wilson said the move had saved time by removing the need to examine reports and vehicle data from separate sites and allowed the company to make correlations and spot issues it otherwise might not have.
Full data from all sites is now instantly available and displayed on graphical dashboards, providing a 360-degree view of the entire operation.
Wilson said: “Rather than viewing each depot separately, we now have a comprehensive overview of our entire fleet and are able to pull all kinds of reports to aid our operations – not only for the tachographs but also for things like common defects.
“For example, at the Inverness depot – and it may be due to the types of roads or the distances that vehicles based there have to travel – we often have issues with salt erosion on the back lights. Even at this time of year, they take a real battering.”
“TruTac’s combined systems have really transformed the way we operate, streamlining things in a way we never could before. We now have clarity of our fleet, drivers and key operational data, allowing us to deal with issues even more quickly and efficiently.”
According to M&H Carriers, this improved data visibility will be particularly useful as it rolls out EVs, with ten MAN eTGE vans joining its fleet.