East Anglian coach operator C&G Coach Services has increased its in-house maintenance capabilities by investing in mobile brake testing equipment from workshop equipment supplier Totalkare. The operator transports thousands of customers each year throughout the UK, and to ensure the continued availability of its vehicle fleet has taken its brake testing in-house, a change it said will offer immediate time savings and considerable cost savings over time.
Totalkare has installed a mobile brake tester at the firm’s Chatteris workshop. The supplier said it’s DVSA-approved brake tester has a simple, yet strong and flexible design, capable of testing up to a 16,000kg axle load. Its adjustable feet enable the brake tester to be deployed on uneven ground and still deliver reliable results.
The system is supplied with a tablet unit which communicates wirelessly with the brake tester, enabling tests to be conducted in safety from the driver’s seat. In addition, the brake tester is also supplied with a computer, printer, monitor and cabinet, and is connected equipment ready.
Jody Day, Transport Manager at C&G Coach Services, said: “We were impressed by Totalkare’s strong reputation and rapid response to our brake tester enquiry. The product is a great fit as it provides the highest level of road safety for our fleet.”
“The mobile brake testers will offer C&G Coach Services several benefits,” add Jack Longstaff, Area Sales Manager at Totalkare. “Conducting brake tests in the workshop means neither the vehicle or its driver are wasting time driving to and from the test centre or incurring test fees – over time this will amount to significant time and cost savings.”