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Descartes SmartAlert introduces new compliance package

Descartes Systems Group will show the new SmartAlerts enhancement to its SmartCompliance Software-as-a-Service products at the CV Show (Stand 4H20) in Birmingham next month.

Transport operators will be able to see how the SmartAlerts automatic text and email alerts can keep them one step ahead of potential tachograph, drivers’ hours and driving licence issues by eliminating manual data checks and minimising the opportunity for human error.

Representing a significant step forward in compliance management and improved operational efficiency, SmartAlerts works with the Descartes Smartanalysis tachograph analyser and has recently been extended to the company’s SmartLicence offering.

Descartes Smartanalysis software is an industry-leading digital tachograph analysis software for safeguarding compliance with drivers’ hours, working time legislation and tachograph regulations.

Combined with SmartAlerts, Transport Managers can be automatically notified of a number of potential concerns around driver card and vehicle downloads, or driver card file download warnings, making it possible to take immediate action.

With the abolition of the paper driving licence counterpart in June 2015, the Descartes SmartLicence online tool provides customers with a central system for monitoring drivers’ licences and verifying details with the DVLA. Through the provision of a historical log of checks and changes to licence details, SmartLicence allows Transport Managers to assess the risk of licenced drivers and manage the frequency of checks accordingly.

Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing for Descartes Systems UK, said, “With SmartAlerts, it’s even easier for customers to ensure fleet compliance with the latest UK and EU laws, as it enables them to make the shift from managing data to managing exceptions. By flagging compliance anomalies on a weekly basis, transport managers can maximise operational effectiveness and address potential issues without delay.”