Barrett Steel, the UK’s largest independent steel stockholder switched to TruTac’s compliance management software over a year ago and, says the company, there’s no looking back.
With 150 own-account vehicles operating on restricted licences throughout the UK and Ireland, Barrett Steel recognised the need for an integrated package which could facilitate real-time monitoring and compliance control for every vehicle and driver within the fleet.
Richard Tallis, Group Logistics Manager, explains:
“We moved from our previous supplier to TruTac because their software is intuitive and more ‘user-friendly’. Now, using their ‘TruControl’ portal, which combines TruAnalysis, TruView, TruDriver, TruDocument and TruLicence, we control virtually all aspects of our vehicle and driver compliance.”
Barrett Steel operates from 27 sites serving a cross section of industry sectors, including agriculture, oil and gas, off-shore, rail, construction, safety and access and materials handling – a diverse range which requires round-the-clock vehicle support and compliance.
“The good thing is,” adds Richard “there is no need to visit every site just to collect or inspect information. Data is seamlessly collected and analysed in the cloud via DigiPostPro terminals at each site. Quick analysis, instant online access from anywhere in the country and intuitive dashboards get me straight to the data I need. All this, plus a suite of automated reporting, means we maintain tight control and compliance across the entire fleet at all times.”
TruDriver for example, enables close driver monitoring and any infringements are automatically logged and highlighted by the system. Then, informed driver debriefs can be conducted and further action or training prescribed to correct any problems, if required.
“I have been familiar with TruTac’s products since 2006” comments Richard, “and no question, their range of software has evolved from core tachograph analysis to the complete range of bespoke tools for vehicle and driver data monitoring and compliance control. Saves time, driver friendly, easy to install and easy to use. The support is also second to none. We are moving forward together.”
Formed in 1866, Barrett Steel comprises 40 stockholding companies across the UK and its key divisions: Engineering Steel, Tubes Division, International and General Steels, provide for numerous industry requirements on a global basis.