National Express puts safety first with Alcolock GB

 

 

Alcolock GB was able to showcase its wider technology offering, for the first time as part of the Isotrak Group, at National Express’s annual Operators Partnership event this month. Coach operators across the UK who attended the event experienced first-hand the latest telematics, managed service camera technology, Journey Management & ePOD systems offered by the Group along with its market leading breathalyser immobilisation & reporting system.

Ed Rickard, Group Service Delivery Director, National Express, commented: “More than anything else, we value the safety of our customers, employees and the public generally. This priority is reflected in our policies and behaviours – the way we do business.

We have a long-term partnership with Alcolock GB and fit their immobilisation & reporting system across our entire UK fleet of around 600 owned and franchised coaches operated by our partners.  It forms an integral part of our driver monitoring and management system and is mandatory for any new coaches coming into the National Express network.”

The successful deployment of the breathalyser technology in the UK has just seen Isotrak Group win its first order for a National Express franchise operator in the Netherlands.

Isotrak Group Chairman, Jim Sumner, commented: “With DVLA statistics showing that alcohol-related bans for commercial vehicle drivers have increased by 59% in the past three years, it is clear why vehicle immobilisation & reporting technology has become a necessity. While clearly important as a prevention strategy, monitoring also facilitates the rehabilitation of drivers at a time when the industry is facing a significant shortage not only in the UK but across Europe.”

 

About The Isotrak Group

The Isotrak Group, comprising the Isotrak, Verilocation and Alcolock GB businesses, provides market-leading fleet management and telematics solutions to customers in the UK, Australia, and North America. Their tracking solutions, fleet data analytics and specialist services are supported by a user-friendly interface that seamlessly integrates into everyday operations, all aimed at helping customers drive competitiveness through greater productivity and improved safety and compliance.