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Sentinel Wins HVIA Award For EWD Safety Innovation

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Sentinel wins Heavy Vehicle Industry Award for on-the-go Electronic Work Diary Safety Innovation

Teletrac Navman wins the 2019 Heavy Vehicle Industry Award for Safety Innovation and the Eastern Region Safety Innovation Award with Sentinel; its in-vehicle and on-the-go driver fatigue and Electronic Work Diary solution.

SYDNEY, Australia, 27 November 2019 – Teletrac Navman, Australia’s leading fleet management and transport solutions provider, has won the 2019 Heavy Vehicle Industry Award for Safety Innovation with its pioneering electronic work diary, Sentinel. The win marks another milestone achievement for the fleet management provider which has been at the forefront of Australian telematics for over a decade.  

“We are thrilled that Sentinel has won not only this year’s Safety Innovation Award but the Eastern Region Safety Innovation award,” Ian Daniel, Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Teletrac Navman said at the 2019 HVIA National Awards Night, held in Brisbane. “We created Sentinel over 10 years ago to provide a safer work environment for heavy vehicle drivers and the public, while making compliance easier and more efficient for operators. We now have over 35,000 drivers actively using the solution”

Daniel continues: “The technology is the first of its kind in Australia, developed to aide truck drivers and other heavy vehicle operators to track their trip electronically, mitigating the need for cumbersome paper-based work dairies. We consulted with drivers, customers and industry figureheads to beta test Sentinel, ensuring we created a solution that would combat real industry issues. The technology helps drivers make fatigue management decisions in real time, enabling them to review their trips and plan breaks accordingly.”

Sentinel is designed to function in even the most remote environments across Australia as it doesn’t require an internet connection or mobile reception, a concept embraced by the industry.

Manufacturer and supplier of industrial chemicals, Formula Chemicals Pty Ltd, have been using Sentinel in its fleet of transport vehicles since April 2018. Leigh Smart, Director of Formula Chemicals and Chairman of Road Freight NSW, comments “We introduced Teletrac Navman into our fleet in April 2018 and the value it adds to our operation is unquestionable. The feedback from drivers has been very positive. It is user friendly and it is a powerful tool in scheduling and assisting payroll for accurate driving times. In terms of compliance it has a variety of different reporting systems which can be very beneficial for checking idle times and speeding.”

Given how adaptable the technology is, Sentinel can be implemented seamlessly across several industries and sectors as a process improvement solution. The innovation is currently being used by one particular transport provider to improve accounting and payroll by offering accurate driving times. Sentinel is also a powerful planning tool, helping operators better allocate and schedule jobs based on a driver’s hours.

Sentinel is just one part of Teletrac Navman’s complete fleet management platform, promoting improved efficiency and productivity across the industry with the use of data analytics. The data can provide insights for maintenance or driver score-carding, and the electronic work diaries add powerful work and rest data to better manage drivers, fleets and customer contracts. The technology is currently undergoing approval checks at the NHVR as a voluntary replacement of paper-based work diaries. 

More information about how Sentinel can be implemented by fleet management providers and the benefits it can provide can be found by downloading the Electronic Work Diaries eBook, found here.

About Teletrac Navman

Teletrac Navman employs more than 180 people in Australasia, with vehicles across the ANZ region representing around one fifth of the 550,000 vehicles and assets that have Teletrac Navman technology installed worldwide.
Teletrac Navman is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider leveraging location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets. With specialized solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics, Teletrac Navman helps companies make better business decisions that enhance productivity and profitability. Its fleet and asset management technology uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping customers reduce risk and confidently move their business forward with certainty. It tracks and manages more than 550,000 vehicles and assets for more than 40,000 companies around the world. The company is headquartered in Garden Grove, CA, with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

About Telematics

Telematics is the technology used to monitor a wide range of information relating to an individual vehicle or an entire fleet. Telematics systems gather data including vehicle location, driver behaviour, engine diagnostics and vehicle activity, and visualise this data on software platforms that help fleet operators manage their resources. Read more about telematics here.

About Formula One Chemicals

Since foundation in 1973 Formula has built its reputation as a leading Australia-wide manufacturer and supplier of chemicals through the development of strong, close partnerships with our customers. Formula’s business today is all about these successful partnerships. It works closely with its customers to align their chemical needs with their commercial needs

Media contacts

Sam Lucia (0415 140 595) & Christopher Zahn (0420 404 191),
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0294 126 100

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