Roger Warnes Transport, the Norfolk-based bulk haulage specialist, has selected a package of TruTac fleet management software tools to ensure the highest level of compliance and efficient control of its 90-strong mixed vehicle fleet.
Operating throughout the UK from depots in Great Dunham and Kings Lynn, the company provides a diverse range of bulk transport services, using a mix of articulated and rigid tippers and walking-floor vehicles.
Following a recent due diligence review and as members of FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Roger Warnes Transport installed TruTac’s TruControl and TruLicence systems to manage tachograph analysis and driver licence checks – the combination of which provides the company with guaranteed compliance and helps to ensure best practice across the fleet.
Family member Ben Warnes explains:
“We have around 50 years’ experience in the transport business and have always maintained a safe and efficient fleet, albeit using the best technology available at the time. Now, with the aid of such advances as TruTac’s digital tachograph analysis and automated driver licence checks, we still achieve the same stringent standards but without the time-consuming admin’ and potential for human error.”
For tachograph analysis, TruControl is a fully secure, web-based system which provides automated exception-based reporting across multiple depots. Reports can be prepared instantly and emailed to any transport manager or multiple users to suit any fleet size and it is fully compliant with the hour’s law and WTD (Working Time Directive).
To reduce administration and to help Roger Warnes Transport demonstrate a duty of care towards its drivers, TruLicence is an online checking and validation service which protects against employees driving without a valid licence. The unique application also guards against potential litigation in the event of accidents where a driver’s licence is found to be invalid.
“This is our third year with TruTac” adds Ben Warnes. “The company provides a good service and enables us to be fully self-sufficient – with all analysis and reports being generated in-house – easy to set up and easy to use. Good for us and our customers in turn.”
Roger Warnes Transport is a VOSA-approved ATF (Authorised Testing Facility) incorporating a tachograph calibration centre and test facilities for HGV and PSV vehicles. The company is also a bulk storage specialist with the facility to store 20,000 tonnes of grain, oil seed and sugar beet pulp, using computerised stock control. Furthermore, automated grain sampling and temperature monitoring throughout, combine to achieve TASCC (Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops) standards.
At this year’s Microlise Transport Conference, to be held on May 18th at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, TruTac, one of the UK’s leading logistics software and tachograph analysis providers is presenting its latest range of tachograph hardware, download tools and remote data capture devices for the HGV, PSV and LGV sectors.
Widely regarded as one of the most important events on the road transport calendar, this year’s Microlise conference brings together suppliers and operators from all walks of the industry. Guest speakers include; senior road transport players, Jim Davidson OBE and her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.
Over 1,000 delegates are expected and the TruTac team will be on hand to demonstrate how its cutting edge software systems can play a vital role to ensure compliance, safety and efficiency for fleet operators in every commercial road transport sector.
“We have just had a very successful three days at this year’s Multi Modal show,” says Jemma James, Commercial Director for TruTac, “where we were able to keep new and existing customers up to speed with our latest products and services. The annual Microlise conference promises to be no less of an occasion and once again we look forward to building new partnership links and demonstrating TruTac’s credentials as a leading provider of security and compliance protection.”