A poll by telematics platform provider Microlise has shown that the road transport industry remains slow to adopt new technology.
In a straw poll of over 400 transport industry executives at the RHA Compliance Conference in Coventry last week, it was found that 88 per cent of road hauliers still manage vehicle walk-around checks using paper-based systems and that nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of those questioned only used tachograph data for driver hour compliance. Furthermore, only 14 per cent of firms had an incentive scheme based on driver performance data.
Matthew Hague, executive director of product strategy at Microlise, presented the findings to the conference and said that a greater uptake of new technology could improve industry efficiency and compliance and even potentially offer new revenue streams for companies.
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