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Tachograph and Fleet solutions for more efficiency

 

Case Studies

Developing information management and intelligent transportation systems, VDO provides powerful solutions for business issues and more efficiency.

The case studies below show the VDO solutions and the key benefits of the selected products.

 

VDO FleetVisor: The Full Scope of Fleet Management

 

Product: VDO FleetVisor

Company: Raiffeisen-Warengenossenschaft Niedersachsen Mitte eG (RNM)

Company Profile

Raiffeisen Warengenossenschaft Niedersachsen Mitte eG (RNM), a German purchasing cooperative, makes a special effort to be close to its customers. This is meant both figuratively and literally, because RNM, as a strong partner of the agricultural community, supplies its members daily with products ranging from animal feed to fuel oil. The company moves 1.1 million tons annually with its fleet of 29 vehicles and 62 drivers.

Business Targets

The main target of RNM was at first to save time during disposition and simplify communication between drivers and disposition. Logistic processes should become more easy and efficient.

Continental-Solution

VDO FleetVisor remedied this situation – the premium fleetmanagement solution from VDO. It displays relevant information quickly and clearly, simplifies communication between dispatchers and drivers and makes logistical processes more efficient. Thanks to the tracking function, dispatchers always know exactly
where their vehicles and drivers are – and they can also intervene in the transport schedules. Communication is carried out via DriverLinc, which is a kind of tablet in the driver’s cab. It gives the drivers all the relevant information they need via text messages – and they can also send messages themselves. The Internet-based data management system TIS-Web also enables the legally compliant archiving of driver and vehicle data, which is communicated quickly and clearly to both drivers and dispatchers and includes information on fuel consumption, braking behavior, driving and rest periods and speeding infringements. Another big plus for RNM is the FleetVisor navigation. Many of the company’s customers are in rural areas and access to their locations is often along gravel roads that are not shown by all navigation systems.

Benefits

  • 3% less fuel consumption by more comprehensive provision of data about driving behaviour
  • 5% less time lost through traffic congestion because of tranfer current traffic data to drivers
  • 95% reduction in cell phone costs by communication via DriverLinc
  • Legal infringements of driving and rest periods reduced to zero
  • 10 % more efficiency in the Dispatch department

Kundenmeinung

RNM has been using FleetVisor since November 1, 2016 – and the company is not only delighted with the economy, increased efficiency and reliability it provides, but also with the Continental service. RNM staff started benefiting from FleetVisor as early as the installation stage, because everything was ready to go after only one hour installation per vehicle – and Continental also provided extensive training for the company’s dispatchers to help them operate all the FleetVisor functions.

Steffen Leseberg

Head of Logistics

 

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VDO Digital Tachograph and DLD® – CRH Transport Training Ltd

 

CRH Transport Training Ltd

VDO Digital Tachograph and Remote Data Downloading Device (DLD®)

  • Company Profile          
    HGV Driver Training and Transport company.  They have been in business for over 22 years.
  • Fleet Size        
    15 HGV’s
  • Business Issue    
    A requirement to make downloading quicker and easier from two different geographical locations.
  • Continental Solution
    VDO DTCO 2.1 Active, Remote DLD® with tracking and VDO TIS-Web online analysis and archiving software solution.
  • Key Benefits
    Greater efficiency of operation.

Customer Comment

“We have been extremely impressed with the VDO product range.  We believe in buying the best products for downloading data and the VDO team have fully supported us with advice on purchasing the right products that meet our needs.”
Chris Hetherington, CRH’s Managing Director

 

VDO Digital Tachograph and DLD® – EBB Paper

 

EBB Paper

VDO Digital Tachograph and Remote Data Downloading Device (DLD®)

  • Company Profile          
    Elliott Baxter & Company Limited was formed in 1922 by Alan George Elliott and today is run and owned by the third and fourth generation of Elliotts. The company has 11 state-of-the-art storage and distribution centres covering the UK, offering a huge range of paper and delivers an average of 100,000 tonnes per year.
  • Fleet Size        
    90 HGV’s
  • Business Issue    
    EBB wanted to upgrade to the latest version Digital Tachograph to gain time savings on the one minute rule and to have the ability to download data to simplify data collection.
  • Continental Solution
    VDO DTCO 2.1 Active, Remote DLD® and VDO TIS-Web online analysis and archiving software solution.
  • Key Benefits
    Greater efficiency of operation.

Customer Comment

“We need to ensure we run at optimum efficiency at all times whilst ensuring we keep our fleet fully compliant within the letter of the law. At EBB we are delighted with the VDO digital tachograph and DLD® technology as it is saving us considerable time and money.”
Andy Young, EBB Service Manager

 

VDO Digital Tachograph and DLD® – Network Rail

 

Network Rail

VDO Digital Tachograph and Remote Data Downloading Device (DLD®)

  • Company Profile          
    Network Rail maintain and develop Britain’s tracks, signalling systems, rail bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 18 key railway stations.
  • Fleet Size        
    A mixed fleet of 11,000 vehicles with HGV’s and LCV’s.
  • Business Issue    
    To increase fleet efficiency and take away some of the stress for the patrols.
  • Continental Solution
    VDO Digital Tachograph 2.1 Active and Remote Data Downloading (DLD®)
  • Key Benefits
    Greater efficiency in operation.

Customer Comment

“The latest technology takes away all the complexities of downloading digital tachograph data from both the Driver Card and the vehicle unit when vehicles are off site. Having vehicle based over the whole of the UK has always proved to be a problem for data collection so with remote GPRS downloading technology data is downloaded at regular intervals regardless of where the vehicle is located.”
Commented a spokesperson from Network Rail

 

VDO Digital Tachograph and DLD® – Stan Robinson Stafford Ltd

 

Stan Robinson Stafford Ltd

VDO Digital Tachograph and Remote Data Downloading Device (DLD®)

  • Company Profile          
    Stan Robinson is a national logistics company operating from four sites around the UK.
  • Fleet Size        
    160 Rigid and Artic heavy goods vehicles.
  • Business Issue    
    To increase fleet efficiency.
  • Continental Solution
    VDO Digital Tachograph 2.1 Active and Remote Data Downloading (DLD®)
  • Key Benefits
    The ability to download Tachograph and Driver Card Data anywhere in the UK, making significant time savings.

Customer Comment

“The improvements we have noticed on the fleet have been amazing: we now download our trucks anywhere in the UK with the Fleet Manager still remaining in their office. There is no vehicle downtime and no need to even see the vehicle as with touch of the button technology the data is downloaded. It makes life far easier for both the office and the driver.

Keeping our fleet efficient and legal is paramount in our business and with VDO products we feel we are reaping the benefits by using these products. The VDO Digital Tachograph also saves us time with the 1 minute rule legislation being used to our advantage so that we now have an additional 45 minutes driving per vehicle.”
Commented a spokesperson from Stan Robinson

 

VDO Digital Tachograph – Teasdale Transport

 

Teasdale Transport

VDO Digital Tachograph

  • Company Profile          
    Teasdale Transport were established in Doncaster in 1977. Their main customer base include quarries, coal products and the glass recycling industry.
  • Fleet Size        
    16 Articulated Bulk Tippers.
  • Business Issue    
    To take full advantage of the one minute tachograph legislation.
  • Continental Solution
    VDO Digital Tachograph 2.1 Active and Remote Data Downloading (DLD®)
  • Key Benefits
    Increased deliveries and company revenue.

Customer Comment

“The VDO Digital Tachograph is making time savings of up to 45 minutes per day on our bulk tipper operations. This allows us to complete additional jobs each week increasing our workflow and revenue.”
Commented Neil Teasdale, Teasdale Transport

 

VDO TIS-Web® and TIS-Web® Fleet App – J Sanders & Son

 

J Sanders & Son

VDO Daily Vehicle Check

  • Company Profile
    J Sanders & Son is an independent family run scrap metal recycler. They have been trading for over 50 years and pride themselves on building a business that continuously strives to be both competitive and environmentally responsible, whilst still maintaining their strong ethics.
  • Fleet Size
    6 HGV’s fitted with VDO digital tachographs.
  • Business Issue
    J Sanders had been running a paper based daily vehicle check procedure for their HGV vehicles. The procedure was laborious with the issuing of daily check paper pads and a maintenance process of collecting and storing the completed information, having to manually monitor the missed and failed vehicle checks and produce reports. With the introduction of new vehicles in their fleet they decided it was time to seek a more efficient way of complying with daily vehicle checks.
  • Continental Solution
    The Daily Vehicle Check function on the VDO TIS-Web Fleet App and VDO TIS-Web online analysis and archiving.

    The VDO TIS-Web system provides the internet based tachograph data analysis service and the TIS-Web Fleet app is downloaded from Google Play store to the driver’s Smartphone. By registering the Driver and Smartphone to the TIS-Web system the driver can send the completed vehicle checks to TIS-Web for electronic storage and the subsequent reporting and audit trail of the passed, failed and missed vehicle checks.
  • Key Benefits
    Cost savings in terms of administration and resource carrying out the Daily Checks. Maintaining an audit trail and reporting on the missed and failed daily vehicle checks across the whole fleet becomes much easier and quicker and the whole procedure is a lot more efficient than a paper based system.

Customer Comment

“The VDO Daily Vehicle Check has ticked all the boxes. Not only did we require a process which was quicker, we also wanted a system that was proactive in flagging faults or defects and the VDO TIS-Web system has achieved all this for us. The driver’s morning routine is much more efficient and a quick glance at TIS-Web’s dashboard feature provides a snapshot of the status of the daily vehicle checks for the whole fleet.”
Commented Tim Murphy, Office Manager

 

VDO TIS-Web® and TIS-Web® Fleet App – Snelgrove Trucks

 

Snelgrove Trucks

VDO TIS-Web® and TIS-Web® Fleet App

  • Company Profile
    Haulage contractor based in Somerset.
  • Fleet Size
    15 HGV’s
  • Business Issue
    A requirement to make downloading quicker and easier with one software solution rather than several different products operating separately.
  • Continental Solution
    VDO TIS-Web® and TIS-Web® Fleet App
  • Key Benefits
    Simpler operating system that allows efficient downloading of both Driver Card and Vehicle Unit data remotely and safer methods of monitoring vehicles with the additional benefit of being able to communicate to the drivers and complete the daily vehicle checks electronically.

Customer Comment

“We were really impressed with the VDO product portfolio and the fact that we could go to one manufacturer that could supply the equipment to meet any of our requirements. Not only do they make the tachographs but they give us a trusted range of data management solutions at the right price.”
Dave Casling, Transport Office Manager

 

Mobile Brake Tester – Cheshire Curtainsiders Ltd

 

Cheshire Curtainsiders Ltd

Mobile Brake Tester

  • Company Profile
    A one stop shop style of business that offers everything from curtain repairs, trailer rentals to breakdown and maintenance service providers. The company have been in operation for 21 years.
  • Business Issue
    Cheshire Curtainsiders Ltd wanted to diversify their business and discovered that a mobile brake testing service was a perfect solution for their customers.
  • Continental Solution
    The VDO Mobile Brake Tester offered the best solution to meet their business requirements. The concept was simple instead of customers going to a workshop for brake testing issues Cheshire Curtainsiders will visit the customer with the brake tester installed onto the back of a trailer.
  • Key Benefits
    Significantly reduced vehicle downtime by not having a vehicle and Driver tied up to travel to a Brake Test facility.

Customer Comment

“The system offers everyone a fantastic solution with fleets not having to be off the road for significant periods of time. It is everything that we are about at Cheshire Curtainsiders Ltd regarding service and commitment to our customers. We are proud to be the first company in the UK to offer this unique on-site service.”
Mandy Griffiths, Managing Director

Customers currently using the brake tester on site are:
Expert Logistics (AOL), Tip Trailer Services UK Ltd, AW Jenkinson, Browns Distribution, 3D International Transport, Tip Trailer Services UK Ltd, Ryder Plc and DHL Supply Chain Ltd.



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