Case Study

SimplyTrak enables Local Authority's snow clearing strategy

Gritting vehicles fitted with a SIM-enabled tracking unit, allowing real-time monitoring of vehicle’s location, precise activity and related data

The Challenge

  • Improper” road gritting
  • Unable to monitor movements of their fleet
  • Difficult to investigate complaints
  • Difficult to defend against erroneous claims

The Solution

In order to establish a tighter control over the performance and whereabouts of its gritting vehicles, Derby City Council consulted with SimplyTrak, a leading specialist asset tracking company. Following a comprehensive audit of the immediate and ongoing requirement, a feature-rich cellular tracking system was recommended incorporating connectivity via the UK’s leading IoT and M2M connectivity platform – Wireless Logic using its NetPro infrastructure.

The implementation of the tracking system result in each gritting vehicle being retrofitted with a SIM-enabled tracking unit, remotely activated upon installation. Each unit was given a fixed IP address allowing two way communication between the vehicle and the control platform. Real-time monitoring of vehicle’s location, precise activity and related data empowered the council to review the overall command and control systems of its gritting programme.

Asset and vehicle tracking companies need to establish clear benefits with a consultative approach, long term commitment and serious customer service. The best tracking systems in the world are worthless without the reliability and resilience of their connectivity. By partnering with Wireless Logic, we can deliver tailored connectivity across all major networks, and benefit from a menu of value-added solutions which ultimately benefit the performance of our clients and their asset base. Wireless Logic is strategically important to the SimplyTrak offering. With absolute confidence in our airtime partner, we are able to focus on what we do best – providing world class asset tracking and monitoring solutions

Andrew Johnson ,
SimplyTrak