MCGREGOR LOGISTICS ADOPTS 3G VEHICLE CAMERA SOLUTION 28/10/2014
McGregor Logistics, the Doncaster-based freight transport specialist, has adopted a 3G vehicle camera solution from Intelligent Telematics to improve road safety and reduce insurance costs. Intelligent Telematics’ IT1000 3G cameras will be fitted across a fleet of 51 vehicles made up of tractor units, 17-tonne rigids and 7.5-tonne rigids as part of McGregor Logistics’ duty of care and efficiency strategies.
IT 1000, the most sophisticated and powerful vehicle camera currently available, combines integrated video and telematics technology to capture footage of road collisions and harsh driving events along with supporting vehicle data. It transmits any recordings via a secure 3G private network to a web-based interface with live email and SMS alerts, so a triggered event can be viewed within minutes of it occurring.
The video cameras will not only help McGregor Logistics to reduce the severity and frequency of vehicle fleet insurance claims by enabling it to respond quickly and effectively to incidents, but also improve driver behaviour. Footage of accidents and near misses will be used to support the company’s road safety initiative by identifying those drivers that would benefit from training as well providing visual aids for any planned courses.
Keith Law, Managing Director of McGregor Logistics commented: “We recognised the value that vehicle cameras could bring to our business in terms of cost savings and safety improvements. Intelligent Telematics has provided an advanced solution, along with high levels of support, which will become an important part of our commitment to operate a responsible and efficient fleet.”
Sam Footer, Head of International Business and Strategic Development at Intelligent Telematics said: “An increasing number road transport operators are now using our IT1000 vehicle camera to protect against avoidable insurance costs, minimise risk and enhance duty of care. This proven device, combining integrated video, telematics and 3G technologies, possesses unrivalled sophistication, reliability and functionality to deliver real and measurable benefits to vehicle operators.”