Turners uses Descartes SmartCompliance Solutions

One of the UK’s largest haulage companies, Turners (Soham) is now using Descartes Systems Group’s (DSGX) SmartCompliance solutions to gain efficiencies and improve driver safety compliance across its road transport operations.

“Driver compliancy and operations efficiency are top priorities for Turners,” said John Burbridge, Group Quality and Compliance Manager at Turners. “The successful use of Descartes’ SmartCompliance solutions has had a significant positive impact on our fleet of more than 1,200 vehicles.”

The company has been able to automate and better manage compliance with the UK drivers hours and EU working time directive regulations since Turners have begun using the Smartanalysis for tachograph analysis. Infringement levels fell by more than 50% as a result. In layering additional solutions such as Descartes SmartDownload and Descartes SmartLicense to meet its evolving requirements the haulage company has been able to save hundreds of house of manual effort a week, ensuring their drivers are licensed and in compliance to better serve their customers.

UK police and other enforcement agencies are continuing to increase efforts to enforce driver hours, tachograph data and driver licensing legislation to promote road safety and ensure a level competitive landscape between commercial road transport operators. Descartes’ SmartCompliance solutions help fleets of all sizes efficiently address these regulations. These solutions include:

– Descartes Smartanalysis – a cloud-based tachograph analysis solution that helps customers, like Turners, meet legal obligations with regard to drivers’ hours, working time, and tachograph use;

– Descartes SmartDownload – an automatic remote vehicle download solution that provides ready access to digital tachograph data essential for managing compliance and dealing with issues in a timely fashion; and

– Descartes SmartLicence – an online tool for verifying and managing driver licence details launched in 2015 to address the challenge of the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s abolition of the paper driving licences counterpart.

“We’re pleased to help Turners improve compliance, achieve greater operational control, and save time and money across its fleet operations,” said Pol Sweeney, Vice President of UK Sales and Business Management at Descartes.

“Thousands of road transport operators across the UK and Europe rely on Descartes’ SmartCompliance solutions to meet evolving legislation affecting commercial fleets and drivers while mitigating the risk of penalties for non-compliance.”