Challenge Logistics transports gas cylinders carrying acetylene, liquid nitrogen and oxygen throughout the country to manufacturers, hospitals and anyone else who needs gas.
From a risk point of view, not only are the cylinders heavy — they can weigh anything from 13 to 300kg each, but as Director Andrew Forbes explained, if the top of a 106kg cylinder was to be knocked off, “It’s going to be like a rocket going through your restaurant.”
Challenge approached EROAD with the business need to ensure that all measures possible are taken to reduce the risks of its cylinders causing harm to staff and the public during transportation from one place to another.
Challenge incorporated EROAD’s state of the art technology into its rigorous regime for its drivers, to ensure they are continually monitored and upskilled, and to support safety and risk policies and procedures for when they are on site.
Challenge uses a range of EROAD features to promote safer driving in its 34 trucks and seven vans:
“We use EROAD as a safety tool but data’s power. The more data you have, the better you can run, the more efficient you can become, and the more efficient we become, the more we can give to the staff.”
Director, Challenge Logistics
By using Drive Buddy and Leaderboard together with Driver Insights reporting, Challenge can build a picture of driving behaviour. It not only helps drivers be safer on the road, but time with the driver trainer offers opportunities for Challenge to introduce additional efficiencies into the business.
“Not everyone is taught how to drive correctly, how to manage their day and so on. It might just be a simple gear change in the wrong rev range and the driver is getting into the red zone instead of sitting in the economical zone.”
Andrew says he’s noticed a difference in fuel bills with improvements in driving. He also notes the transparency afforded by an automated system is a big help.
“We use EROAD as a safety tool but data’s power. The more data you have, the better you can run, the more efficient you can become, and the more efficient we can become, the more we can give to the staff.”