Truck and Track Autumn 2021

Truck and Track Autumn 2021 22 TACHOGRAPH ANALYSIS Bentons Haulage, experts in UK general haulage, has significantly improved fleet efficiency and compliance across all areas of their operation using multiple TruTac software products. Family runsince the1920sandbasednearColeshill, Birmingham, Bentons has used TruTac’s compliance products for over ten years but only recently added TruFleet maintenance software to manage workshop and vehicle inspection procedures. “The impact was instant,” says Director Shane Benton. “It was like the missing piece of the puzzle. We reduced vehicle downtime and workshop maintenance administration by over 30%, which is driving performance improvements throughout the entire operation.” Since taking over the reins from his father and uncle with his cousin Ross Benton, Shane is trailblazing a highly respected career and, say TruTac, is one to watch in the industry. Shane’s keen interest in technology and utilising ‘Big Data’ from integrated systems is delivering on his goals of working ‘smarter’ and constantly driving growth. The investments in technology coupled with an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit and sheer determination have seen Bentons Haulage land multiple large contracts and diversify into new areas at a time when other firms have struggled. Regarding the recently added TruFleet software, Shane says, “There was a time when we kept a folder in the garage for every vehicle and all information, from maintenance intervals Entrepreneurial Operator Solves Compliance Puzzle and Drives Efficiency with TruTac