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Tacho analysis in minutes

Cranleigh Freight Services (CFS), one of the south-east’s leading transport and logistics companies, has successfully managed to speed up its tachograph analysis reporting from a week to about 30 minutes since switching to TruTac software.

TruControl is a web-based automated digital/analogue tachograph analysis system. Reports can be prepared instantly and emailed to any transport manager or multiple users, to suit any fleet size and fully compliant with driver-hours regulations and the Working Time Directive.

CFS transport manager Will Porter explained that, with around 70 drivers, the company needed a fast and accurate system: “I can download a driver’s card in my office and, within minutes, run reports on that driver and print them off.”

He said that accessing the tachograph data quickly and easily is not an issue even when drivers are abroad.

“With our European fleet, if drivers are away I can get them to download their tachograph card via the telematics system in the truck. That comes through to me and I can put it into the system and have their report within 30 minutes.”

The TruControl software also has a TruDriver feature which has a driver’s compliance dashboard. “The speed in obtaining information enables me to accurately oversee drivers’ hours and pinpoint any potential infringement,” added Porter.

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