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Music and exhibition haulage specialist Fly By Nite has combined Volvo Trucks’ Dynafleet telematics system with TruTac’s tachograph analysis software TruAnalysis to improve driver and vehicle compliance.

Midlands-based Fly By Nite provides logistics services to the events industry across Europe and beyond with 170 specialist vehicles and drivers who can be away from home for months.

“This always presented us with a challenge,” said Fly By Nite transport manager Richard Brown. “Before we invested in Dynafleet telematics and TruAnalysis, everything was hands-on regarding tachographs, driver monitoring and compliance. We had to fly people to far-flung destinations, so they could manually download tachograph data from every truck. Now it’s a completely different story.”

With Dynafleet, Volvo can remotely download all Fly By Nite’s driver and vehicle tachograph data on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule, including a 24-hour speed data file if required. All verified truck and driver card data is automatically downloaded straight to TruTac’s cloud-based system for real-time analysis, removing the need for any manual intervention. Furthermore, all information is securely saved by Dynafleet Online for two years.

“Now we get real-time, accurate compliance data from anywhere in the world via our portals," said Brown. "This not only saves time and considerable expense but also keeps us ahead of the game regarding compliance control – a position where Fly By Nite has always strived to be.”

Fly By Nite operates from an 8-acre site in the West Midlands which has 44,000sq ft of temperature-controlled warehousing to store all types of theatre props and set equipment.