A NEW strategic partnership announced this week between FleetCheck and VDO will bring a wide range of tachograph benefits to commercial vehicle operators.

Integration of VDO’s tachograph analysis into FleetCheck’s platform will provide customers of both companies with a seamless and simplified approach to Driver Hours compliance, delivering a reduced administrative burden and enhanced overall fleet performance.

Ben Klarich, head of new business at VDO UK, said: ” This partnership represents a significant step forward in providing businesses with the tools they need in crucial areas of vehicle operations.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with FleetCheck in this way. The new partnership represents a significant step forward in compliance that maximises the benefits of our tachograph expertise and the capabilities of FleetCheck’s software.”

Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck added: “VDO are the tachograph provider of choice for many of our customers and this partnership will provide important advantages to them when it comes to safety and ease of use, as well as opening up new commercial possibilities for both companies.”

He added that both FleetCheck and VDO were also becoming resellers of each other’s products to their respective customer bases.

“There’s an obvious synergy between FleetCheck and VDO in terms of our offerings to commercial vehicle operators and, even before the partnership was formally announced, cross-sales have started taking place to fleets who want to take advantage of the benefits of the integration. There is clear potential here.”

As well as bringing data from VDO tachograph analysis into the FleetCheck platform, plans are in place to also create a combined Earned Recognition dashboard using VDO data showing key performance indicators for both maintenance and Driver Hours.

Golding said: “There are several ways that we could develop the partnership in the future and creating deeper integrations of this type is one that will bring further, innovative benefits to both sets of customers.”

Based in Kemble, Gloucestershire, and started in 2006, FleetCheck is one of the UK’s leading fleet software and management specialists, with a customer base of almost 2,000 customers operating more than 220,000 vehicles and assets.

Established in 1929 and headquartered in Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany, VDO is a premier global provider in innovative solutions, currently serving over 20,000 customers operating more than 200,000 tachograph equipped vehicles in Europe.

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