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TruTac Makes Compliance Control Easy for Gwynedd Shipping

Gwynedd Shipping Ltd (GSL), a leading transportation and shipping company specialising in UK and Ireland general haulage, have praised the day they switched to TruTac’s software. GSL says all procedures relating to tachograph analysis, debriefing drivers and management reporting are completed faster and easier since moving to TruTac’s compliance software.

Based in Holyhead North Wales, GSL are widely recognised as a leading supplier of full and part load transport services in the UK & Ireland. With a fleet of 87 tractor units and over 650 trailers, the company provides a wide range of transport solutions, including aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, events & exhibitions, FMCG retail, forestry, manufacturing, paper & packaging, pharmaceutical and steel.

“With such a diverse operation” says Group Transport Manager Howard Owen, “we need to embrace multiple skill sets to safely and securely handle virtually every type of cargo. Also, each industry sector presents its own unique challenges, which require close vehicle and driver monitoring to maintain the highest levels of safety and commercial efficiency.”

To help achieve this, GSL replaced their existing software system with TruTac’s TruAnalysis module – for easier and more accurate tachograph analysis and management, driver debriefing, compliance control and instant drivers’ hours reporting.

“For example, we have 5 depots strategically located throughout the UK and Ireland” continues Howard, “and our delivery routes are literally changing every hour of the day. Using the TruTac system however, we can see any driver’s hours on screen and determine at a glance if there is time available to accommodate a new assignment. This is perfect for route planning, WTD considerations and of course, good customer service.”

Among other features, TruAnalysis includes intuitive navigation; auto reports; DVSA Earned Recognition reporting; multi-site and divisions control and secure online document storage and retrieval.

“The system does everything we need.” adds Howard. “Above all, it’s easy to use and all the info’ is on one screen – clear, concise, compliant. Without doubt, an integral part of our business operation.”

Gwynedd Shipping Ltd is ISO 9001 accredited, a member of BIFA, the RHA & IRHA. The operation is also FORS accredited since 2013 and has received 8 successive International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council. GSL is also a member of the Palletways Distribution network, offering pallet services across Europe.