Best Practice

LOCATION: Transport ARTICLE YEAR 2013
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Lafarge Tarmac
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Logistics
BEST PRACTICE No: BP875 COMPANY TEL: 07971 668 969
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Large Goods Vehicle – In- cab communication system
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

Lafarge Tarmac have developed and deployed an In-Cab communication system that makes communications with their drivers much safer and has “managed out” the use of mobile phones in LGVs when moving.

Using GPS and a web-based interface, the ‘caller’ is able establish whether a vehicle is travelling or stationery, and view the driver’s acknowledgement of any messages sent. When a “caller” sends a message a visual and audible ‘caller’ message is received at the vehicle by the driver. The driver simply acknowledges the caller’s request by using a ‘one-press’ button returning ‘message received’.

The cab phone is de-activated when the vehicle is in motion, reducing distractions for the driver although emergency contact is available.

On receipt of a message , the driver parks the vehicle in a safe position where the existing cab phone technology is re-activated as the vehicle’s ignition is switched off and the handbrake applied.

In the event of internet failure, a back-up message saving system is maintained. A reporting package allows the system’s usage to be reviewed and the introduction of further preventative actions.

BENEFITS

• Office staff able to contact drivers in vehicles in a safe and controlled manner
• Improved driving concentration by de-activating the cab phone whilst driving
• Improved monitoring and management of calls to LGVs.
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