Commercial vehicle rental and sales operator Truck Links has invested in improved telemetry control systems for its customers.
The Lincolnshire-based company has installed Verilocation vehicle tracking devices in its range of contract and spot hire vehicles, with customers reporting improved monitoring of vehicle location and the ability to study both vehicle and driver performance on a real-time basis.
With almost 300 pieces of equipment in the fleet, Truck Links has started a process of installing these tracking devices in its latest contract and spot hire vehicles.
"We provide our customers with unique log-in details for their own fleet hired through our company," said Dave Emsley, sales director for Truck Links.
"Rental customers then have direct access to their contracted vehicles, which keeps them up to speed regarding a wide range of important data, including; maintenance schedules, vehicle movements, fuel consumption and efficiency, driver behaviour and tacho analysis."
He said this style of tracking system has proved beneficial for Truck Links, which purchases its fleet from across a range of commercial vehicle manufacturers, including Scania, Volvo, DAF and Mercedes.
"Each manufacturer offers its own telematics system with the purchase of a vehicle, however we felt we needed a system that could be deployed across our whole fleet, offering a uniform and efficient service for our customers," added Emsley.
"Users have reported improved statistics and a quicker supply of information from the new system, which has in turn helped them to push forward and develop their own systems of work."
Truck Links has its own in-house workshops, which are used to service and maintain its fleet of vehicles and is also certified as an authorised testing facility, operating as a five-day-a-week testing base for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.