One of the largest privately-owned transport companies in the South West, Sparks Transport, has switched over to TruTac’s fleet management software and how has improved compliance control. With 150 HGVs delivering to every corner of the UK and Ireland, keeping tabs on each vehicle and driver has brought many challenges, particularly as the regulations became more stringent.
“With this many vehicles and drivers the potential for mistakes or to let something slip through the net is quite high. In the past we have needed to employ more administrators for longer periods just to monitor and report basic compliance information. Now, using TruTac’ s TruAnalysis software, we get things done quickly and accurately, which not only keeps us compliant but allows us to concentrate on efficiently running the day to day operation,” explained Director Jon Sparks.
By using TruAnalysis for example, Sparks can instantly detect driver infringements and immediately take action, whereas with the previous system there was an unacceptable delay in detecting any problems as the reporting process had an unavoidable time lag.
“With TruTac software we monitor all our key performance data live and don’t have to wait around for the information,” said Jon. “It’s virtually instant. This means we have the info’ at our fingertips and can satisfy any DVSA checks at a moment’s notice with complete confidence. Furthermore, we not only have a more dynamic control system, but are saving a lot of precious administration time.”
Moreover, TruTac also provided the technical advice and personal training required to assist Sparks Transport with the transition from one system to another.
“It was extremely fast and efficient,” concluded Jon. “Effectively we jumped from one running horse onto another without tripping up and if we need any on-the-job help, it comes without delay. It’s only been around 8 months but no question, the investment has paid for itself already.”