A W Ennis are a renowned and thriving family-owned and run manufacturer of Erin Farm Feeds animal feeds. Although hundreds of years old, the company has moved with the times. A combination of Haulage contractors and their own fleet of distinctive blue and white HGVs distribute the products. The stated aim to ‘provide excellent products with a professional service that our customers can trust’ is taken seriously across the entire business.
Scott Ennis, Fleet Transport Manager, told us how CameraMatics protects the fleet and drivers.
A W Ennis initially chose CameraMatics back in 2017 through our partner suppliers, McDonnell Commercials, who offered CameraMatics when supplying new Volvo trucks. It was a no-brainer for Scott, who hasn’t looked back. They’ve since fitted CameraMatics systems to more of their existing HGVs.
Scott told us, “We’ve got eleven HGVs of our own, and nine are kitted out with CameraMatics. Our insurers are delighted that we have the cameras on the vehicles and have requested we get the last couple of trucks fitted out too, which we’ll be doing very soon. We’re also looking at our other vehicles – such as the cars and vans our sales reps use – as we can see the value of CameraMatics for the whole business.”
So, what are the main benefits of CameraMatics for A W Ennis?
Without a doubt, Scott says, CameraMatics vehicle cameras prevent false claims against the company’s drivers. Anyone in the fleet business knows how costly claims are – and how much time and energy they consume. Not to mention the worry about false insurance claims. “We had a claim a number of years ago where we ended up having to pay out, not because our driver was at fault, but because we couldn’t prove that he wasn’t. That payout was substantial and likely would have been avoided if we’d had cameras.
“For me”, says Scott, “the top benefit is the incontrovertible evidence that the technology gives us – we can see exactly what happened, when and where. Since we’ve had the CameraMatics system we’ve been able to prevent incidents going as far as a claim and prevent false claims. It’s always assumed the truck is at fault but we’re now able to prove when that’s not the case.