A new fleet management tool offering “live tacho” status and instant analysis has been praised by fleet operators.

Samsara’s tachograph management solution is available as part of its all-in-one fleet management platform, which includes tracking, dash cams and routeing and messaging.

The Internet of Things company said the new features help customers prevent potential infringements by providing live visibility into the status of all fleet drivers; maximise driver productivity by giving information on remaining driving hours, as well as driver infringement reporting.

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Matt Smith, low loader manager at Collins Earthworks in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, said: “We can see exactly how much drive time drivers have left and add collections as needed.

“It has made a huge difference to the efficiency of our fleet.”

Joe Sinden, fleet manager at haulier SJ Barrick said the management tool was a complete system it was using for its needs: “To be able to go from vehicle tracking to driving hours to documents with two clicks of a mouse is incredible," he said. "There are very few other systems that can do that.”

San Francisco-based Samsara entered the UK market a year ago and it said building products for British fleet was a focus for it.