Coach operator cuts infringements and saves time using TruTac software

Nottingham-based coach operator Skills Group has reduced driver infringements and improved control over staff working time since switching to TruTac’s CPT-accredited tachograph analysis and HR management software.

Widely used across the PSV sector, CPT Tacho Analysis and TruTime are web-based software products which manage tachograph analysis and working time for drivers and employees.

According to Skills, CPT Tacho Analysis has made tachograph management, driver debriefing and compliance reporting faster, more accurate and easier to control. And with fully automated email reporting, the operator can more efficiently manage drivers’ hours and driver debriefing.

“Since our drivers started using the TruTac app, they have been able to head-off infringements because they can clearly see their own driving records, plus we have no back-log at the end of the month,” says group compliance manager Paul Harper. “Also, being able to do driver debriefings electronically and with remote downloading of data, we have gone paperless which, during the pandemic, has been a big help.

“Meanwhile, in the back-office, TruTac’s time and attendance system, TruTime, has helped to save time and reduce labour costs by accurately recording staff movements – using digital tachograph driver cards or employee smart cards – while also providing ‘clocked’ versus tachograph start and end times.”

TruTac says the system is designed for fleet operators and HR departments who need to manage and monitor all their driver and personnel activities in one place. Functions include detailed lead-in and lead-out reports, driver CPC hours management, holiday requests and clocking facilities for remote workers. Clocking can also be done via the app which is also geo-located for accurate location control.

Harper adds: “In addition to ensuring all driver hours keep within the WTD regulations, TruTime reduces administration at Skills while capturing manual duties, managing holidays, conducting roll calls, amending clockings and providing full audit information if a clocking is amended. It’s a huge benefit to the daily business operation.”

TruTac is a part of the Microlise Group.