Edwards Coaches chooses TruTac

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Edwards Coaches has announced its decision to switch to TruTac software for tachograph, driver and document analysis in order to strengthen all aspects of its fleet management and general compliance control.

Carrying more than 6,500 students to school each day, the operator also transports approximately 80,000 people on their annual holidays programme, throughout the UK, Europe and internationally with their 300-vehicle fleet.

A row of Edwards’ Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches
A row of Edwards’ Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches

“This is a very busy and diverse business,” explained Training and Compliance Manager, Stephen Tapper, “and with so many vehicles, schedules and drivers we needed a software system which enables instant monitoring and control while at the same time improving fleet performance and maintaining 100% compliance.”

As a result, the operator has installed TruAnalysis Truview, TruDriver and TruDocs, a selection from the TruTac software suite which combine to manage driver monitoring and debriefing, infringements and working time, online compliance reporting, document storage and retrieval.

“Since introducing TruTac’s software,” continued Stephen, “we have immediate access to real-time information from any portal, concerning all aspects of the coach operation.

Furthermore, should we need to provide information to the DVSA, all documents can be instantly identified and retrieved.

This saves time and makes sure we not only meet but exceed compliance obligations.

Among other features, TruAnalysis includes intuitive navigation; auto reports; DVSA Earned Recognition reporting; multi-site and divisions control.