Scania launch remote tachograph data download service
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:30
SERVICE: Scania aim to save fleets time and money
Scania are aiming to save operators time and money with a new remote tachograph data download service.
Available to all UK transport operators, the fixed service allows fully-automated remote downloads from both driver cards and vehicle units from anywhere within Europe.
David Hickman, Director of Services Development and Service Sales at Scania Great Britain, said: “Every new Scania truck today is fitted with the hardware required for fully automatic downloading and our service has been developed to allow our customers to benefit from this feature.
“That said, older Scania vehicles can easily be uprated to enable remote downloading and we can manage non-Scania tachograph data too.
“Research has shown that half of all operators spend up to an hour per vehicle per month downloading their tachograph data manually.
“As part of our service we offer to take charge of an operator’s company card, which allows us to validate and download data on their behalf, thereby relieving them of the burden completely.”
All data downloaded remotely is stored on Scania’s secure server, which can be accessed 24/7.
Operators then can use either Scania’s own suite of analysis and reporting tools or transfer their data to a system of their choosing.
The automatic option downloads driver card data every21 days.
Alternatively, the driver can initiate the process at any time by pressing the in-cab download button.