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Valley Trading chooses r2c Online for efficiency and compliance

Published:  24 October, 2018

Gloucestershire-based waste and recycling company Valley Trading has signed up to r2c’s connected fleet and workshop management platform for vehicle compliance and maintenance.

Michael Kent, transport manager at Valley Trading, explained what drew them to r2c’s digital platform: ‘We wanted to increase efficiency and compliance across our fleet and on-site workshop. We often misplaced paperwork or found it hard to read, which, in today’s world of ever-increasing compliance regulations, we knew just wasn’t good enough anymore.’

‘We also faced low-efficiency within our workshop with regards to defect rectification, which needed to improve to cater for our expanding fleet as the business continues to grow.’

Valley Trading chose r2c Online’s connected platform for centralised vehicle compliance and maintenance data, with real-time fleet and workshop collaboration to help improve efficiency and compliance levels.

The software will be implemented across the business, from daily driver checks to the transport office to technicians in the workshop, for full digital management of their mixed fleet of specialist waste vehicles including grabbers, tippers and articulated vehicles.

‘The biggest benefit for us will be the efficiencies r2c can offer the whole business,” Michael said.

‘It will be invaluable for us as we continue to grow. The vehicle planner for repairs and inspections will be incredibly useful too. It takes the hard work out of maintenance scheduling, and the real-time dashboard gives us visibility across the entire fleet.

‘Using r2c’s driver, core platform and workshop products, we can now track defects in real-time from cradle to grave, helping us remain confident in our vehicle safety and compliance.’

Nick Walls, managing director at r2c Online, said: ‘More and more waste management companies are realising the benefits of using r2c, as our centralised platform reduces risk and increases efficiency. We’re looking forward to having Valley Trading on board and continuing to help their business thrive.’

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