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Rental and sales operator ‘goes the extra mile’ for haulage customers

Truck Links Ltd., the Lincolnshire-based commercial vehicle rental and sales operator, have installed Verilocation vehicle tracking devices in their 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 their latest contract and spot hire vehicles, which has enabled their customers to monitor the performance of their vehicles through CANbus technology and wirelessly download their tachographs from Verilocation, providing a continuous stream of up-to-date vehicle and driver information.

Sales Director, Dave Emsley says, “We provide our customers with unique log-in details for their own fleet hired through our company, 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.”

This style of tracking system has proved beneficial for Truck Links, who purchase their fleet from across a whole range of commercial vehicle manufacturers, including Scania, Volvo, DAF and Mercedes. “Each manufacturer offers their 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.”

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