Eurocoaches partners with Trakm8 to improve fleet safety

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Eurocoaches is installing the Trakm8 system across its fleet of vehicles. EUROCOACHES

The operator is installing new camera telematics systems across its fleet to improve efficiency and safety

Bristol-based coach and minibus hire operator Eurocoaches has invested in Trakm8’s integrated telematics and camera system with the goal of enhancing the safety of its fleet of 150 vehicles, which cover a multitude of services across the South West. The company operates a mixed fleet which consists of vehicles of all sizes, from taxis and mini buses to coaches and double-deck buses.

The operator says that it prioritises fleet safety and accident prevention, and as a result chose to partner with Trakm8 to equip its fleet with the RH600 4G Integrated Telematics Camera. The RH600 cameras were tested during a trial period, with a full fleet-wide roll-out planned to take place over the Easter period, helping the company to enhance fleet safety and reduce insurance premiums. The company also aims to monitor and manage its fleet more effectively, while empowering staff to take responsibility for their own driving habits. Furthermore, the operator says it plans to use the system to remotely read tacho data to ensure compliance.

Trakm8 says its RH600 system represents one of the most cost-effective pieces of technology currently available on the market with the most advanced 4G integrated telematics and camera system in the UK, combining rich telematics data with an in-cab camera system which provides drivers and fleet managers with a fully integrated solution. Eurocoaches director William Sanzo said: “The fleet we operate at Eurocoaches is the lifeblood of our business, so ensuring our drivers have all the support they need to work as safely and efficiently as possible is paramount to our wider success.

“The safety and well-being of our drivers was a driving force behind our decision to deploy the RH600 Telematics Camera across our fleet of vehicles. We were looking for a reliable supplier and solution that would help us prevent accidents, lower insurance premiums, reduce costs and ultimately protect our drivers. In addition, we were very impressed with the live streaming function, and it was extremely useful to have an internal camera that can be driver facing and also be moved around in our larger coaches. With Trakm8, we’ve found the perfect supplier that delivers exactly what we want. The results of our initial trials have been incredibly encouraging and we’re currently in the process of rolling out the RH600 across our entire fleet during the easter period.”

Fleet & Optimisation Sales Director at Trakm8 Joe Heidari added: “We are delighted to add Eurocoaches to a lengthy list of well recognised brands already utilising our technology. We are pleased we have been able to meet the needs of Eurocoaches and support them in their journey to improve fleet safety, reduce insurance premiums and reduce cost.”