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CV Show 2014 set to explore the logistics of cost cutting

Operating costs are one of the key issues around which today’s commercial vehicle industry revolves. Fuel, maintenance, driver safety, communications – they all mean money and, for today’s commercial vehicle operator, telematics can go a long way to making every penny count.

Once the realm of the big fleet operator, telematics systems are now accessible to all and, by their very nature, can be tailored to any company, large or small. Whether it’s vehicle tracking, tachograph analysis, fuel economy or a fully integrated package that covers every area of operation, exhibitors at the CV Show from 29 April-1 May next year will have something to suit every buyer.


Karen Crispe, Managing Director of Tachodisc, the tachograph legislation experts, is a long-time exhibitor and great supporter of the Show. “The CV Show has become the main event of the CV industry calendar. It’s the perfect opportunity to get the industry together under one roof, provides an excellent networking opportunity and gives exhibitors, large and small, the chance to demonstrate their latest innovations and developments,” she says. “We at Tachodisc firmly believe that the use of technology, including telematics, has become an absolute ‘must’ for all operators. Total efficiency can only be achieved with total compliance. It’s quite simple; you can’t have one without the other. Efficiency and compliance; telematics and technology has become the glue that joins the two together.”

Fuel now represents nearly 40% of a haulier’s operating costs and global telematics provider Trakm8 is leading the way in enabling businesses to reduce that cost through the utilisation of Trakm8’s industry leading ecoN solution. Fleet fuel costs can be reduced substantially as demonstrated in a recent Trakm8 fuel efficiency driving competition. Through feeding back efficiency scores to the driver, the winners of the Trakm8 competition scored an average of 98% fuel efficiency, one individual driver making an impressive 69% improvement.

Paul Wilson, Trakm8 Sales Director commented, “Trakm8 is delighted that thanks to our ecoN technology, many company fleets are becoming incredibly fuel efficient. The CV Show 2014 will give us the perfect chance to demonstrate that ecoN is easy to install, discreet and exceptional in performance. Working in conjunction with our most technically advanced telematics equipment and unique online interface, ecoN can transform any business in a positive way whilst also reducing costs”.

These are just two of the wide range of companies in the telematics sector that recognise the importance of exhibiting at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show.

The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show will run from 29 April- 1 May 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham. For further information, visit, e-mail or call +44 (0)1634 261262.