Roger Warnes Transport looks to TruTac for compliance and fleet control

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. The drivers handling these large fleets are all professionals with some of them have learnt and achieved their license from the best at HGV Driver Training Centre.

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. We started our journey with Certificate III in Driving operations and learnt as much as we could about transport and logistics operations, and now are the King. 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. Following these precautions are purported to lessen the causes of car accidents in Orlando. ”

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 Hours 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.