PRESS RELEASE: JAAMA FOCUSES ON HELPING FLEETS MEET COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS AT LONDON TRANSPORT CONFERENCE

Leading fleet and asset management software company Jaama is exhibiting at the London Borough of Redbridge 2016 Transport Conference with the focus on compliance.

Organised in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the annual event is being held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Ilford.

The event is in its sixth year with conference speakers addressing the current and future compliance challenges faced by fleet managers, whether operating commercial vehicles, company cars or ‘grey fleet’ vehicles.

Cost management and compliance are critical for public as well as private sector organisations which is why an ever-increasing number of fleet decision-makers are turning to Jaama’s multi-award winning software to manage their drivers and transport operations as well as a multitude of other assets.

Jaama has promoted a ‘spend to save’ philosophy to the public sector with its core Key2 Vehicle Management software delivering online flexibility, touch screen technology, in depth management reporting and across-department integration and accessibility.

Key2 delivers the ability to manage fleet vehicles, drivers, plant equipment and workshops and to integrate with software used by other local authority departments, including human resources and finance.

On the Jaama stand in the event’s exhibition arena, delegates will be able to glean a comprehensive insight into the cutting-edge Key2 system with modules including Risk Profile and Licence2Check.

Jaama, an Associate member of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and a partner to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence scheme, is firmly focused on helping fleets achieve compliance best practice through implementation of Key2.

Many Jaama customers have already achieved FORS bronze, silver or gold accreditation and are also Van Excellence accredited.

With both standards becoming ever-more crucial in the battle to win business and show compliance requirements are being met, alongside employers being a member of the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) community to revolutionise the management of work-related road risk, Key2 is being used by organisations to meet legislative standards.

It is critical that fleet decision-makers have a holistic view of driver and vehicle risk and integrate that with licence checking and daily walk-round defect reporting checks.

Implementing a data audit trail weighted by factors such as: driver age, road traffic accidents (cost, frequency, blameworthiness etc.), business miles per annum etc. is a duty of care compliance essential. The weighting points associated with each area can then be accumulated to produce an individual driver total risk profile score according to a company’s individual risk criterion. Depending on an individual driver’s profile targeted remedial action can then be implemented.

In respect of vehicles including meeting inspection and service and maintenance regimes, compliance is essential.

Compliance data includes information pertaining to: vehicle tests (first tests and subsequent annual tests, vehicle encounters (fleet check inspections at operator premises and roadside inspections), roadside inspections and prosecutions (eg for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, weighing checks etc) and drivers’ validity to drive (licence checks) as well as MoT requirements.

Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “Fleet managers can never have enough information at their fingertips. To that end it is essential that systems are in place to collect, measure, manage and process all data into strategic intelligence.

“Many public sector organisations have invested in our Key2 technology to improve operating efficiencies and compliance as they realise current practices are no longer suitable due to every changing business and legislative demands.

“Whether historically using a spreadsheet system or outdated software, many public sector organisations have recognised that if they ‘spend to save’ they will reap significant cost savings and administration efficiencies and meet their compliance obligations.”