Gist stays loyal to Gray & Adams and BPW

Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Gist has added 21 Gray & Adams reefers to its 600 temperature-controlled trailer fleet.

Gist’s UK fleet has consisted of Gray & Adams trailers with BPW running gear for over 20 years. It is now using BPW for its telematics with BPW’s Idem telematics a standard fit for the past three years.

Sam de Beaux, engineering director, Gist, said, “Where we were previously reliant on visual and manual checks, the system gives us access to real-time data for an overview of the fleet’s status.

“Through the notification alerts, we have been able to quickly target problems both en route and prior to dispatch from the Gist sites, which safeguards against preventable breakdowns.

“The system has helped maintain Gist’s reputation as an extremely reliable supply chain operator, delivering goods, not only in pristine condition, but also in the smallest delivery windows in the industry. It has also reduced vehicle downtime and the risk of DVSA infringements for the business.”

The latest 170 trailers have Idem’s latest function, electronic brake performance monitoring. Rather than relying on periodic brake roller tests, it enables constant monitoring of the trailer braking system, improving vehicle safety on the road. Sharing braking data demonstrates compliance with the DVSA earned Recognition Scheme and can reduce regular brake roller test requirements to one per year. Automated EBS errors alerts enable proactive repair and maintenance scheduling.

“Ultimately, our aim is to exceed the needs of our customers and their delivery schedules, implementing industry-leading technology. By using BPW’s idem telematics systems, we achieve this every day,” de Beaux says.

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