Transports Vervaeke is first of all a service-providing company. "We do very many fairly short trips every day," says Frédéric Derumeaux, Operations Director at Transports Vervaeke. "Informing our customers quickly is very important. Staying on the ball is only possible if you have the necessary information available immediately.
"Besides flexibility, safety is also one of our top priorities. For the drivers are underway every day with hazardous goods."
CarCube helps the drivers to drive more safely
"We compared different systems rigorously with each other, and came to the conclusion that CarCube was by far the best solution for us."
The whole fleet is fitted with the CarCube transport management solution, which will be integrated with a still-to-be determined TMS package in due course. The intention is that customers will be able to send orders in electronically, which will then be processed and planned in by Vervaeke. Then the information will be sent on via the CarCube to the trucks and invoicing will happen electronically.
"Because safety is so important in our business, we pay a lot of attention to our drivers' road habits. Via the CarCube, linked to the CANbus, we notice immediately if a certain driver takes an unauthorised diversion. We can thus trace every lost kilometre, we know what speed and consumption are, how often he has braked, what the revs were at a given moment, etc. Based on an analysis of this information, we will give the driver a score. If this is too low, we can intervene to direct his driving habits on an extra course," explains the chief of the tank transport company. "This not only means a not-insignificant saving on fuel and maintenance costs, but also less risk of accidents."
"We certainly didn't just jump into this," says Frédéric Derumeaux, Operations Director at Transports Vervaeke. "We compared different systems rigorously with each other, and came to the conclusion that CarCube was by far the best solution for us. In the short term, ease of use for our drivers was decisive. If I look at the longer term, I am convinced that with the CarCube's innovative technology we are in good shape and will be able to take care of our future needs without problems." He then adds: "We were also particularly taken with the professional and open approach of the Trimble project team. It clicked, and that is important, for the future too."
more than 300 tractive units and 500 ADR tankers
Vervaeke is an established name in tank transport of hazardous liquid substances. The company has branches in Zellik (near Brussels), Seneffe (near Mons) and Bettange-sur-Mess (Luxembourg) and is actually the number one in ADR tank transport in Belgium.
In a radius of about 500 km around Brussels, but also Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain and even Turkey
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