Tarmac roll out OneCard for HGV drivers
Innovation in smart-card technology set to drive fleet safety and support driver training
TARMAC have become the first in the industry to roll out a new smart card for HGV drivers, which aims to further enhance safety and support driver training while delivering increased customer confidence on the competency and quality of the company’s entire supply chain.
The company has implemented OneCard, a cloud-based smart card system that records data on an individual driver’s training history, as well as key qualifications such as CPC hours.
This transformational platform digitally captures information on a driver’s credentials, competency and qualifications, makes the process of site safety checks much quicker, records engagement and provides reassurance to customers that drivers are fully trained and competent.
Sean McGrae, senior national transport manager at Tarmac, said: ‘As a leading business in the construction sector and operator of the largest fleet in our industry, Tarmac have a key role to play in continually driving improvements in both safety standards and customer experience.
‘By using the innovative OneCard technology, we’re setting a new standard with instant mobile access to drivers’ training, enabling quick access to our sites for materials collection.
‘The technology is helping us to tailor our driver training programmes as well as improve the efficiency of our supply logistics, making it simpler for drivers to move between Tarmac’s nationwide network of over 400 sites.’
Following a successful pilot, the OneCard is being rolled out across Tarmac’s UK-wide driver population. Each driver is being provided with a personalized smart card that has a unique identifier to prevent fraud and is checked using smartphone technology. To date more than 1,000 drivers have been issued with a personalized card.
The OneCard is supplied by Reference Point. Commenting on Tarmac’s adoption of the technology, David Rail, business development manager and project director at Reference Point, said: ‘We are delighted that Tarmac are rolling out our industry-leading mobile workforce management solution.
‘The latest technology enables instant recording and access to up-to-date information providing additional visibility and confidence to the company’s own workforce as well as its wider supply chain.’