Arden remain ‘100% compliant’ as new driver-checks mobile app comes on board

Arden Wood Shavings, the animal bedding specialist, has renewed its fleet compliance and security systems contract with TruTac and sees improved vehicle safety ahead as TruChecks, the mobile driver inspection app, is added to the suite.

Arden has over 30 years’ experience of supplying wood shavings and sawdust bedding for a wide range of applications, including the poultry and equestrian sectors, dairy farming and for miscellaneous industrial businesses. Today, the company is one of the largest suppliers of its kind in the UK.

“With such an extensive product range and customers throughout the country,” explains Transport Manager Lee Parker, “our vehicle fleet is relied upon to deliver on-time while remaining efficient, safe and 100% compliant. To this end, TruTac’s unique software systems work in unison to enable close management and control of our transport assets and personnel.”

Accordingly, TruChecks – a tried and tested mobile system – allows drivers to complete daily vehicle inspections quickly, accurately and without the need for manual form-filling. Available on Android, Apple and Windows operating systems, the app features a configurable check list which is easily used by the driver and automatically emailed to the office for data storage or remedial action if required.

“Thereafter,” adds Lee, “the checklists can be easily referenced for workshop maintenance and inspections at a later date. Really, it couldn’t be simpler.”

TruChecks also features enhanced graphics with easy-to-manage functions and the device captures all of the information required by VOSA inspectors.

Arden also use TruTac’s TruControl and TruTime systems. These provide automated digital tachograph analysis and fail-safe clocking of all drivers and employees. Data and reports for attendance and drivers’ hours are all web-based, and can be accessed via any internet connected device. All TruTac systems have user defined security access with encrypted passwords, automated reports and seamless integration to reduce administration.

“Basically,” concludes Lee, “the TruTac package allows us to keep tabs on each one of our 20 drivers and vehicles without the need to push paper and with very little margin for human error. As a former driver myself, I know what it used to be like. Now we can cover hours, analyse tacho information, debrief drivers and monitor infringements at the click of a button. That saves time, keeps us legal and above all, keeps our delivery fleet on the move!”

From its central location in Solihull, Arden operates a high-tech fully automated production facility housed in bio-secure, purpose built premises.

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