Arra Distribution takes TruTac for cool compliance

Skelmersdale, UK:Arra Distribution is using TruTac software for compliance management and monitoring its drivers.

With 60 vehicles delivering 24/7 from 5 distribution hubs throughout the UK, Arra required a system which would consolidate all driver, vehicle and tachograph data so that compliance procedures could be managed online from anywhere within the operation.

James Buttery, general manager, Arra’s Tamworth operation, said: “The beauty of TruTac’s software is its ease of use. Before we installed the system, we had our work cut out monitoring WTD regs and managing driver information. Lots of paperwork and inefficient procedures, which cost us in terms of time and labour…TruTac’s easy-to-read data presentation makes analysis fast and accurate.”

TruTac’s DigiPostPro hardware at each site enables Arra to download tacho data without a PC and view information such as vehicle speeds, break intervals and daily working times. All of which is viewable on a single screen with individual driver averages and an automatic alert system to flag up any anomalies.

“This allows us to deal with any infringements almost as soon as they happen,” Buttery says.

For DVSA inspections and in the event of a roadside issues, encrypted driver and vehicle data automatically comes from TruTac. Within hours of a potential PG9 (roadside prohibition notice) being served, the requisite compliance data is accessed and reviewed and a PG10 (fit for service) document is released.

“It means we don’t have vehicles taken off the road while waiting for paperwork and supporting data to be retrieved.” Buttery says. “The readily available compliance data will continue to be of great use as we head towards ER (Earned Recognition) status.”

Arra Distribution run Mercedes Actros units, supported by a mixed fleet of single and dual temperature-controlled trailers operating from Cross Hands (South West) Skelmersdale (North West) Bedford (South West), Tamworth (Midlands) and Carnaby, Nr Bridlington. The company has  BRS accreditation and is member of the RHA.


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