New features have been incorporated into transport management technology specialist Mandata's Tacho Now digital tachograph download service, to further improve the seamless capture of driver and vehicle data.
Mandata has enhanced its Tacho Now with integration with TruTac TruAnalysis software.
Tacho Now can now be integrated with TruTac's TruAnalysis software and compliance products. This enables tachograph data to be downloaded by Mandata and automatically sent on regular schedules to third-party vendors' for analysis and compliance reporting.
This provides further efficiencies and savings for the transport operator because the process is now fully automatic - removing manual processes for downloading and exporting driver or vehicle data.
The addition of the new features will be an integral feature of the Tacho Now service, which enables driver data to be automatically collected from tachographs on a daily basis, and vehicle unit data collected weekly.
This reduces the burden on the operator of having to continually arrange manual data collections from vehicles and drivers out on the road, saving considerable administration time and costs, while eliminating the risk of information being lost or having gaps.
One-off or ad-hoc downloads can be performed by the haulier via a secure web portal at any time as and when required for third-party analysis.
An automated warning is also flashed to the road transport operator as part of the service if a vehicle's 90-day or a driver's 28-day limit is approaching and there has been no download in that period, further improving the tacho download management process. Charts also make it easier to spot any issues that need to be addressed by the haulier. The service is available to users of its software on a monthly subscription basis.