New TruLocation – combining tracking, remote downloading and tacho analysis

Coventry-based transport software specialist TruTac has entered the tracking and telematics market with their latest innovation – TruLocation. TruLocation combines real-time GPS vehicle tracking, remote tacho downloading, accurate maps, Geo-location, points of interest, harsh breaking and excess speed, all-in one easy to use system.

The fully web-based system can be accessed from anywhere and provides a 360-degree view of vehicles, drivers, routes and compliance, 24 hours a day. TruLocation removes the need for drivers and vehicles to return to base to embark on lengthy manual tacho downloads or to log-into multiple systems to track routes, analyse driving hours or plan routes.

This innovative addition to the TruTac product suite provides operators true visibility, with tachograph analysis integration as standard. Fleet efficiencies and productivity are optimised at every level with one simple system.

Fully compliant with EU Drivers’ Hours and the Working Time directive, TruLocation highlights when drivers may require breaks with regards to daily and weekly driving limits, giving planners accurate data to plan routes for maximum utilisation.

TruLocation uses fully secure encrypted data transfer with minute by minute updates on vehicle position via easy to interpret graphical displays and maps. Key features such as Geo-fencing and points of interest will trigger automatic alerts when a unit passes into or out of a defined area. for example, when nearing congestion charging zones, or for timed delivery slots or when approaching docks so a load reference can be communicated via the system’s built-in driver messaging function. This considerably reduces overtime, fines, penalties and other costs incurred.

TruLocation’s fully web-based reporting suite also improves fleet performance monitoring. Users can instantly identify both the driver and vehicle on any given shift via the tachograph and driver card. The unique telemetry features tracks and records speeding and aggressive driving behaviour such as harsh braking, enabling operators to decrease fuel consumption and highlight training needs. You can check out this guide on how to further decrease fuel consumption and save money.

With no hidden costs and hugely competitive pricing, TruTac’s TruLocation system really can provide a cost-effective solution to achieving instant tachograph analysis, accurate tracking and route planning with full compliance functionality as standard.

To find out more, visit the website at, or come and talk to the TruTac team on Stand 4H01 at the CV Show, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on April 25th – 27th.