Continental group-travel specialist Travelstar European has switched to TruTac’s compliance control software for improved reliability and tighter control, particularly regarding potential European tour-driver infringements.
Formed in 2005, the family business operates a modern fleet from its Walsall base throughout the UK and Europe and, as Operations Manager Craig Jackson explained, the company needed a system which could provide real-time monitoring and checking of each driver and the vehicle in their charge.
“For example,” he began,“with the ’12 day rule’ whereby coach drivers on an international trip can take their weekly rest after 12 consecutive 24-hour periods, we needed to know ahead of time when any individual might be at risk of exceeding their limit so we could avoid triggering an infringement.”
To ensure this, TruTac’s CPT Tacho Analysis software provides automatic digital reporting of all key information including mixed EU and domestic drivers’ hours and is fully WTD-compliant.
“The system was developed by TruTac in partnership with the CPT,” added Craig, “so it’s borne from real operator and regulatory requirements, plus it’s intuitive and simple to use. All we need is a portal and we can monitor any vehicle and driver at any time, with the knowledge that all data is secure and instantly retrievable – with auto email reporting – should we need it for any random inspections.”