Stanley Travel, the County Durham-based PSV operator, reports improved driver monitoring and tighter compliance control since switching to CPT Tacho Analysis.

The long-established family-run firm holds two prestigious accreditations, Coach Marque – awarded by the Confederation of Passenger Transport and Earned Recognition – awarded by DVSA. Stanley Travel provides a wide range of coach services locally and throughout the UK, all of which benefit from CPT Tacho Analysis software – installed three years ago.

Developed by compliance software leaders TruTac in partnership with the CPT, CPT Tacho Analysis includes complete web-based, instant digital and analogue tachograph analysis which is fully Earned Recognition-accredited and supports EU and GB Domestic Drivers’ Hours & Rest Time Rules (including WTD).

The cloud-based system seamlessly integrates with all remote downloading options and provides instant access to clear and concise compliance data, including manager and driver dashboards with KPI reporting. This allows Stanley Travel to make comparisons against UK infringement levels – a key consideration when satisfying their ER (Earned Recognition) criteria and as Director, Andrew Scott points out, one of the main reasons Stanley Travel selected the system is because it’s fully compatible with DVLA’s ER scheme.

“We are one of only a handful of PCV operators that hold ER status and are also one of the founder members” he says.

He further explains about some of the benefits the system has brought to the operation: “From day trips and group travel to corporate bookings and the school run, every coach journey must run like clockwork – not only from a customer satisfaction point of view but also in terms of efficient and legal operations. CPT Tacho Analysis plays a major part in achieving this, both through tighter control of key information and in terms of driver debriefing and journey planning.”

Furthermore, using the CPT Daily Checks Driver app, Stanley Travel drivers can monitor all their own tachograph information daily. Transport Managers can access the system from each depot and provide guidance or disciplinary action, as and when needed. This process enables compliance issues to be identified whilst activities are still fresh in drivers’ minds. The automatically emailed reports are then stored in each driver’s main HR file.

The driver debriefing module also enables drivers to log on to their own area of the system to view their duties, daily rest status, earliest next duty start and other compliance data.

“CPT Tacho Analysis was easy to install and is simple to use.” Adds Andrew Scott. “The system is a superb management tool, helps to reduce infringements and cuts the overall risk of inadvertently breaching tachograph and drivers’ hours rules. We don’t expect a DVSA inspection any time soon, but while using this transparent system, we certainly have nothing to hide!”

TruTac has also developed two other software modules in partnership with the CPT: CPT Daily Checks – an easy-to-use App which covers first use and all daily driver vehicle checks, with CPT- approved templates and CPT Licence Check which enables online verification checks on UK driving licences and CPC information for compliance and insurance. TruTac also offers free data storage and upgrades.

For more information, operators should contact their CPT local area manager or contact TruTac: 024 7669 0000 or sales@trutac.co.uk, quoting your CPT membership number