Wreford’s Transport, the Northamptonshire based haulage, distribution and warehousing group, reports significant fuel savings and improved driver performance during the first 12 months use of Driver Dashboard.
With around 150 drivers and 100 vehicles on the road, including 17 and 26 tonne rigids, Euroliner curtainsiders, box trailers, skeletal and super cube trailers, Wreford’s provide full load, groupage and multi-drop services throughout the UK and Europe.
“With such a large and diverse fleet”, explains Director Andy Wreford, “and with literally hundreds of ever-changing delivery schedules to manage, we realised the need for a system which could provide closer monitoring and control of driver and vehicle performance.
“Accordingly, the Driver Dashboard automatically connects the vehicle’s on-board CANbus system with the traffic office to inform about impaired vehicle performance as soon as it occurs. This enables Wreford’s to take corrective action before any serious damage or loss occurs.
“The system also gives drivers the chance to monitor their own a.m. and p.m. ‘scores’. For example, harsh braking, acceleration, over-torquing, over revving and idling – all these things are constantly monitored, which allows us to look at the history and to make adjustments where necessary. This not only saves on fuel, but improves safety.
“Furthermore, the Driver Dashboard, provides constant real-time feedback including, mandatory vehicle checks, tacho analysis, ePOD, two-way messaging and ’job-push’. The integrated SatNav also enables drivers to receive and accept preset routes and amendments without interruption to their delivery schedule.”
Driver Dashboard is produced by Verilocation
Using the latest Android technology, Verilocation have designed and developed the ‘Driver Dashboard’. A single device with a multitude of applications including:
Integrated satellite navigation
Driver behaviour feedback
ePOD (electronic proof of delivery) solutions