About us

Today, Descartes analyses over 1,300,000 tachograph records every month and many of the best-known road transport operators in the UK and Europe trust it to manage their compliance, so safeguarding their operator’s licence.

It all started in 1995 and working with fleets of all sizes for over 20 years has enabled us to develop tools and services that save road transport operators’ time and money and headaches in managing compliance with drivers’ hours and tachograph regulations.

Evolution of our products

In 2003 Smartanalysis, the internet based Software as a Service solution for capturing analogue and digital tachograph data, analysis, reporting and compliance management was developed.

In 2010 Soloplus, standalone software for downloading digital tachograph data specifically designed for operators with just a few vehicles working out of a single site was lauched.

In 2011, Smartdownload, automatic remote download of digital tachograph data for analysis and reporting using Smartanalysis and Smartdebrief, a driver debriefing module within Smartanalysis for managing infringements were launched.

In 2014, SmartLicence, driving licence and driver CPC verification with the DVLA was launched.

In 2015 Descartes Systems UK Ltd was accredited to ISO27001, the international standard for information security management.

In 2018, SmartCheck, driver vehicle safety check was launched.

Our focus

Software as a Service applications to help road transport operators of all sizes manage their compliance with complex rules and regulations.

Our clients include fleets of all sizes and many industry leaders such as, Gist, Bibby Distribution and SIG.

It’s our job to make managing compliance easier, saving you time, money and headaches. Leaving you time to concentrate on running your business.

Our products and services include:

Our successful client relationships are based on:

  • A true understanding of the challenges our clients face
  • Partnerships that drive product testing and development
  • A simple approach to communications

We use only the best hardware, sourced from industry leading suppliers to deliver a complete end-to-end solution for managing your compliance.

Contact us to see how we can help you manage your compliance.

Descartes is the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, connecting the people and technology that move the world. Find out more at www.descartes.com

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