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The Advanced Telematics system provides a School Coach & Bus Company with additional competitive advantage:
  • Protection from unruly passengers
  • Prevention from false claims with undisputable evidence
  • Ability for authorised persons to locate where your bus is via an app

ACSS worked closely with a South East business that provides coaches and buses to schools. The company were looking to offer additional service benefits to schools and parents whilst maintaining a cost-effective operation. Working with the company, ACSS developed the perfect solution using a fully integrated Telematics and CCTV system.

The installation of eight cameras ensured limited internal damage and gave the driver visibility of the passengers both boarding and disembarking the vehicle for additional security.

The Live GPS combined with a smart device app gives parents the chance to track the location of the school coach carrying their children. The significant benefit of the ACSS tracking system is the refresh rate of half a second, rather than the industry norm of 10 seconds. This ensures the exact position of a vehicle is known, even in open spaces, rather than an approximate position. In case of an accident, the company would know if the coach was on the hard shoulder or in the ditch!

Both company and schools were able to assure the parents that the installation of cameras would monitors pupils’ behaviour along with that of the driver. All data are encrypted and only used if there is an incident to be resolved. In principle, the system meets both safeguarding and GDPR’s concerns.

To ensure a cost-effective fleet operation, vehicle diagnostics were also made available. This enables data on driving performance to be up loaded and corrective action taken.

Since having the system installed, the company has significantly improved their overall safety and fleet performance. Driver behaviour has improved, and fuel costs have been lowered. More importantly, both schools and parents continue to have significant confidence in the company.

AdvancedVision has provided ABC with the following benefits:
  • Significantly reduced claims and insurance premiums
  • Drivers are supported with evidence exonerating them from fault
  • Improved driving & driver behaviour.
  • FORS Silver accreditation – demonstrating commitment to CSR.
  • A clear improvement in the overall safety and efficiency of the fleet.

Atlas Bulk Carriers (ABC) Ltd, an industry leading supplier of waste carriers, building materials and tipper hauliers, had a key business objective to reduce the cost of claims and insurance premiums across their fleet. ACSS worked closely with ABC to develop a solution to match their requirements ensuring this key business objective was met.

A Five- camera solution was agreed and implemented across their entire fleet. The system consisted of forward, rear and side view cameras with a fifth camera monitoring the load area of the vehicles. A 7” monitor was added to aid drivers when making difficult manoeuvres in tight spaces.

Now that ABC’s entire fleet is equipped with an AdvancedVision solution, they have achieved their objective of reducing the cost of claims and insurance premium – amounting to several thousand pounds of savings. ABC have gained many other benefits following the installation of AdvancedVision, aside from the main objective. ABC have managed to achieve FORS Silver accreditation following the implementation of AdvancedVision across their fleet – Demonstrating their commitment to corporate and social responsibility. Drivers feel more supported with indisputable evidence to exonerate them from fault. Complaints are now being dealt with more fairly and rigorously. Driving styles are being reviewed and bad habits corrected through evidence based training improving performance. More importantly though, ABC have noticed a dramatic improvement in the overall safety and efficiency of their fleet. ABC have regularly expressed their satisfaction with ACSS’s AdvancedVision solution and have described it as robust, reliable and exceptionally easy to use.

Our AdvancedVision system has provided Citylifting with the following benefits:
  • Crossrail compliance leading to improved company profile
  • FORS accreditation leading to increased business interest
  • Significant reduction in insurance and overall fleet costs

City Lifting is London's Number one mobile and tower crane hire company. With the beginning of Operation Crossrail in 2015, construction companies were required to meet standards of safety to work on the project. This included the use of turning warning systems, reversing alarms and reversing cameras. As a major operator in London, CityLifting contacted ACSS, to create a custom solution to meet these standards.

A three-camera driving aid system with a 7” monitor was installed for their fitters vans, creating all-round visibility for drivers. A five-camera system with a 7” driver monitor was agreed implemented across their mobile crane vehicles, enabling all-round visibility for drivers and providing recorded evidence for fleet operators. Both systems included reversing cameras to aid in manoeuvring vehicles in tight spaces and congested inner cities.

Since City Lifting has equipped their fleet with our AdvancedVision solution, they can now operate on London’s biggest ever construction project. This has massively improved their business prospects and company profile, through improving the safety standards of their fleet. Additionally, City Lifting have found other benefits from introducing ACSS solutions - the surveillance footage has improved the overall security of their fleet - reducing their insurance premiums and allowing for claims to be settled instantly. It has also improved driver behaviour, resulting in improved fleet performance and ultimately reducing costs on fuel and the likely hood of accidents. CityLifting have stated that they feel their business has reached new levels thanks to the safety standards they now maintain. They are also extremely happy with the reduction of costs that the AdvancedVision system has provided.

The AdvancedVision system has provided Essex Groundworks with the following benefits:
  • Improving driver behaviour
  • Greater transparency and control over fleet operations with live view
  • Enhanced overall fleet performance
  • Significant reduction in the cost of insurance and false claims

Essex Groundwork Supplies is a family run business specialising in groundwork and civil engineering materials, operating their own haulage fleet, mainly of self, off load vehicles. As a commitment to improving fleet performance Essex Groundwork contracted ACSS looking to reduce costs and support staff.

ACSS worked closely with Essex Groundwork to develop a driver-friendly system for their rigid vehicles. Deciding on a 6 Camera System, including driver camera and a monitor, full visibility for both driver and fleet operator was created. Proximity sensors, combined with reverse and left-turn alarm systems were also installed to support drivers when manoeuvring in tight spaces. A GPS and 3G module were incorporated into the system for access to our live view facility.

Now that this AdvancedVision system has been implemented, Essex Groundwork Supplies have significantly improved their overall fleet performance. Driver behaviour has improved through evidence-based training and habits can now be easily corrected. Drivers have extra support and feel more confident in manoeuvring large loaded vehicles. Alongside this, Essex Groundwork Supplies have discovered that the improved visibility on vehicles provides substantial evidence to prevent false claims against their drivers, and has significantly reduced their fleet’s insurance premiums. Finally, the live view facility has enabled 100% transparency and control of their fleet 24 hours a day 7 days a week allowing for a much quicker response in the event of an incident.