Midlands-based tipper operator raises the bar on compliance and efficiency with remote tacho downloads
COLESHILL-based aggregates and muck-away transporters Trukberry have switched to TruTac and auto tacho downloading to gain more uptime, improve compliance and speed up DVSA checks.
With a fleet of Volvo FMX 8-wheeler 32-tonne tippers working on major Midlands projects, including construction, recycling, site clearance and groundworks, owner James Berry found he was spending valuable driving time downloading each vehicle’s tacho on a weekly basis and driver cards daily, and if the DVSA came calling, the operation came to a standstill.
‘We decided to go digital and installed TruTac’s TruControl tachograph analysis, reporting and compliance system in a bid to cut through daily manual processes and to get organized on the paperwork front – especially where random vehicle checks were concerned,’ he said.
According to Mr Berry, the TruControl online system is easy to operate and everything is all in one place. A user-friendly, web-based system with a single log-in, it has different modules to handle specific tasks, such as driver walk-round, licence checks, document storage, vehicle tracking, remote tacho downloads and full reports.
‘The remote tacho download has been a godsend has given us more earning time every day,’ he continued. ‘All the information from the tachos is automatically downloaded multiple times a day, and everything is neatly stored and accessible. We recently had a DVSA check and everything went very smoothly.’
Mr Berry added: ‘As long-standing RHA members, Environment Agency certified and holders of the OCR certificate for professional competence, Trukberry need to maintain high standards of due diligence and professional compliance. For 22 years, our reputation has been built on reliability and providing a professional transport service. In this regard, the all-in-one TruTac system has enabled us to raise the bar on efficiency and compliance, while saving time and costs into the bargain.’
Serving both the public and private sectors, Trukberry also provide a range of hire solutions, including grabs, diggers and low-loaders, throughout the West Midlands and Warwickshire areas.