“If there’s a big job and the onsite crew need extra help, I can see where all staff and vehicles are located and assign those nearest to the job site to go and lend a hand.” - Operations Manager, Rod McLean.
A more responsive and efficient operation
For Tradehire’s operations team, complete visibility into their fleet’s whereabouts has been a very valuable outcome. It allows them to quickly and accurately co-ordinate their teams and equipment deliveries, and be responsive to challenges faced at larger job sites.
“I love that I can pull out my phone and see exactly where the trucks are,” says Operations Manager, Rod McLean. “I can see if they’re enroute and how far away they are from site. If there’s a big job and the onsite crew need extra help, I can see where all staff and vehicles are located and assign those nearest to the job site to go and lend a hand.”
Knowing the location of their whole fleet gives Tradehire’s operations team information that helps when discussing speeds and on-road behaviour with drivers, as well as providing peace of mind in knowing how and when their fleet is operated.
The team can very easily check the history of vehicles and their movements. “If there’s a speeding ticket we can check the system to see who was driving the vehicle, and see if there was any reason, such as one time when a street’s speeding limit was lowered,” says Cynthia.
The Teletrac Navman team even helped set up a text alert for security. If a vehicle is moved between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am, Rod will get an alert on his phone so he can react quickly to quash theft, prevent unauthorised use, and even relocate stolen vehicles.
The electronic RUC system has saved the Tradehire team from a lot of administration and even a few fines. The system is set up to automatically renew the RUC licences, which is great for both the drivers and the back office who have plenty of other tasks to focus on each day. At first the electronic RUC system was set to renew licences every 1000 kms, but they’ve since reconfigured it to purchase licences every 5000 kms - which better suits the fleet. For peace of mind that the licence is up-to-date, drivers can check the digital licence display, which incorporates the electronic distance recorder – meaning no more hubometers.
The Teletrac Navman solution is a valuable addition to Tradehire’s operations team, giving them better visibility of fleet operations, reducing administration and giving safety and security assurance.
“I love that I can pull out my phone and see exactly where the trucks are. I can see if they’re enroute and how far away they are from site.” - Operations Manager, Rod McLean.
Tradehire is a family-run business which specialises in roof edge protection and scaffolding solutions for the Auckland region. It offers commercial and residential scaffolding, including for remote sites, narrow and widespan sites, and fragile sites. Tradehire prides themselves on a prompt, efficient and reliable service for tradesmen and homeowners. Its experienced staff use top quality equipment to ensure that WorkSafe requirements are met on each and every job.