Descartes demonstrates compliance management by exception with SmartAlerts at the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show

Posted by fionastewart on 25th Feb 2016

Descartes will showcase the new SmartAlerts enhancement to its SmartCompliance Software-as-a-Service products at this year’s Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show. Road transport operators visiting stand 4H20 at the Birmingham NEC on 26th to 28th April 2016 will be shown how the SmartAlerts automatic 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 forwards in proactive compliance management and improved operational efficiency, SmartAlerts is applicable to the Descartes Smartanalysis tachograph analysis solution, and has recently been extended to the Descartes SmartLicence offering. Descartes Smartanalysis software is the 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. With the addition of SmartAlerts, they can now choose to receive automatic alerts to significant data changes across more than ten categories, including notification of driving licence audits and potential issues arising from results such as new penalty points, as well as licence, category and mandate expiration and validation notices. Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes Systems UK, comments: “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 the data to managing the exceptions. By flagging compliance anomalies on a weekly basis, Transport Managers can maximise operational effectiveness and address potential issues without delay.”