Coach operator slashes driver infringements on route to ER with TruTac/CPT software

Alfa Travel has reduced driver infringements by more than 50 per cent and achieved Earned Recognition status since introducing TruTac software.

With a modern fleet of Mercedes coaches serving many popular coastal resorts of the UK, Alfa Travel is one of the country’s largest coach holiday operators. “We have always strived to be the best at what we do,” says operations director Paul Bull, “and key to our success is an ongoing commitment to maintaining and improving a high standard of safety and service for our customers.”

Alfa Travel turned to TruTac just over five years ago in a bid to improve fleet efficiency and tighten the compliance-related procedures required to achieve ER status. As the company is a member of CPT, TruTac’s CPT Tacho Analysis and CPT Daily Checks products were the perfect fit.

“The cloud-based, all-in-one, system provides us with clear visibility and tight control across the fleet, which has improved driver debriefing processes (and driver education) and successfully reduced infringements,” adds Bull. “In 2018, infringements ‘per duty’ were running at 2.5%. Now, we are seeing an average of 1.1 per cent and we have instant access to clear and concise compliance data, including manager and driver dashboards with KPI reporting – all of which have ticked the requisite boxes on our way to achieving ER status in Nov 2021.”

Developed by TruTac in partnership with the CPT, the Tacho Analysis software package includes complete web-based digital and analogue tachograph analysis, supporting EU and GB domestic drivers’ hours rules – specifically for PSV drivers (including Working Time Directive regulations).

To further improve day-to-day fleet and O’ Licence management, Alfa Travel recently added CPT Fleet Management system for vehicle and workshop control.