Van Setten makes use of a total solution by GPS-Buddy. The lorries are equipped with the latest hardware with CANbus-connection and a connection with the tachograph. As a result, not only can the lorries be followed meticulously, but it is also possible to inventory the fuel consumption of a lorry and analyse the driving behaviour of a driver. This way, there is a proactive focus on, for instance, proper driving behaviour. In addition, maintenance can be scheduled more efficiently. The tachograph connection ensures that the data from the driver cards and of the mass memory of the tachograph can easily be read remotely. The administrative burden of the employees is, as such, minimised. Additionally, the trailers are equipped with a trailer pack, so that it becomes instantly obvious where a trailer is parked and whether it is being relocated. If the trailer is relocated at an unplanned moment, an alarm is being generated.
The solution also ensures more peace in the office as telephone traffic is drastically reduced. If clients call to ask where a lorry is situated, in the old days we had to call the driver first. Sometimes it would so happen that he was engaged or unavailable by telephone. That caused a lot of phone calls being made and thus unrest. That is now something of the past, particularly as we started using the driver app. With this app, that revolves around the driver's smartphone, we can quickly pass on information to the driver. Furthermore, the driver can report activities being completed and quickly see if there are any changes, such as taking packaging with him. Also signing the delivery note is now among the possibilities.”