Tachograph and compliance specialist TruTac has received a Queens Award for Innovation. In formal recognition of the achievement, TruTac was recently presented with a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise crystal by the Queen’s representative, the Lord Lieutenant, at its Coventry office.
Managing Director Terry Ramsey said, “We are incredibly proud and delighted to have won the prestigious Queen’s Award for our innovative contribution towards safety and drivers’ hours management within the bus and coach industry. This award is in recognition of our ongoing innovative solutions for PSV operators, much the same as we have developed for the HGV industry, to aid compliance and reduce the risk of fines and other DVSA penalties.”
As long-standing providers and pioneers of tachograph analysis and compliance data control for the HGV industry, TruTac worked closely with the PSV sector to develop specific software for the industry and add to the company’s suite of software products.
“For the most part,” said Commercial Operations and Marketing Director Jemma James, “this award marks the culmination of our combined work with the passenger transport industry and is particularly for the development of tachograph analysis for the PSV 375 ruleset (DVSA general guidance about drivers’ and tachograph rules for passenger-carrying vehicles).” This technological advancement, says TruTac, is a first which no other competitor has yet achieved.
According to TruTac, many coach and bus operators were either relying on manual procedures to capture and record vehicle and driver activities or using software based on the HGV rule set which did not take account of the various rules for PSVs. Both led to errors and difficulties in analysis, not least in presenting data for DVSA-related checks and auditing.
To overcome these and other issues, TruTac’s software designers wrote a different set of rules with unique algorithms, based on the PSV ruleset and the bespoke operational requirements of coach and bus operations within the UK and Europe. The resulting software product, TruControl PSV, is a complete software suite developed for the industry – and was the reason TruTac went on to secure its commercial partnership with the CPT. TruControl PSV and CPT Tacho Analysis is able to improve driver performance and also reduces fatigue-related errors and infringements.
TruTac said the award reinforces its commitment as compliance partner to the PSV industry and is further testimony of its innovative work with the CPT and on behalf of its members.