Healthcare logistics firm Movianto has installed telematics and cameras on its commercial vehicle fleet.Supplied and installed by Verilocation tracking solutions the system comprises CANbus telematics, trailer tracking, temperature monitoring and the latest in 3G in-cab camera surveillance.
“We evaluated the options on the market and undertook various trials and tests during the early summer” says Movianto central support manager, Penelope Pullen.
“Our objective was to find a telematics solution which could provide a comprehensive range of easily retrievable vehicle data, while facilitating remote access from any of our 10 locations nationwide. Furthermore, our aim is to enable our customers to share the same information as us, so they can access real-time data regarding the status and location of any consignment.”
Movianto operate around 300 temperature controlled vehicles - from 3.5 tonnes vans to multi temperature double-deck articulated trailers – which are required to operate within strict temperature parameters.
The monitoring system provided by Verilocation not only sends instantaneous SMS and email alerts if a temperature set point is breached but also lets the traffic office know when deliveries have been made. All information is then securely stored for review as and when needed.
“The CANbus system also allows us to monitor individual driver performance,” added Pullen.
“This is useful when conducting assessments because the driver can also see exactly where improvements might be needed. It’s a handy tool for keeping everyone positive about the way they drive. We can match actual vehicle data against each schedule using Verilocation’s comprehensive Driver Behaviour reports and we even operate a driver of the week scheme.”
Movianto has also invested in 3G in-cab camera technology and has already seen the benefits.
“We expect to see a number of advantages from this system. First of all, by referencing the camera’s live feed information - such as vehicle speed, impact force and braking – we are able to reduce the time and cost involved when settling road traffic accidents. Moreover, the vehicle performance data is streamed online for immediate analysis, meaning that we can quickly deal with FNOL (first notification of loss) scenarios.”
The company also expects to see a reduction in insurance premiums and is using the system to assist with regular driver training.