We spoke recently to Trevor Roy and Andrew Bruton, co-owners and partners in A&T Transport about their decision to add vehicle cameras to their fleet and specifically why they chose CameraMatics. The below is a short outline, but you can get the full story from the video above.
A&T Transport was formed in 2011 by Andrew Bruton and Trevor Roy. They saw an opportunity to serve the airfreight and general groupage sectors. Their beginnings may have been humble with only a couple of vans, but A&T Transport has grown to become a leading freight transport company serving Ireland, the UK and continental markets.
Today they have a varied fleet including vans, rigids and 40-ton artics. This includes a mix of standard and refrigerated vehicles, allowing them to serve a wide mix of sectors and needs.
A&T’s success is attributed to their focus on timeliness. Their customers demand that the goods be on time every time and they work hard to meet those demands.
A key issue for A&T Transport would be rising insurance costs and the ability to find drivers that would pass their high standards. They work hard to source only the best drivers, but they found they had very little control over insurance costs with their premiums rising for no apparent reason.
The clincher that led to them moving forward with vehicle cameras was an incident in 2016 where they suspected a fraudulent claim made against one of their drivers. But without cameras they had no way to defend the claim.
A&T certainly didn’t just jump at the first offering. They did extensive research and reviewed a number of suppliers. In fact A&T first contacted CameraMatics 18 months before they made the final decision.
Ultimately, they chose CameraMatics because we were the most proactive, in terms of feedback and the customer service. The quality of the hardware also set our solution apart along with the ease of access to remotely monitor their vehicles on day-to-day basis. But the main reason was the cost effectiveness of the whole solution. A total package delivered at an unbeatable price.
Right from the outset they found the experience of CameraMatics very good. A high level of expertise and efficiency. From showing the products and capabilities, to the engineers who went on site to install the products.
The CameraMatics vehicle camera system has given A&T Transport complete peace of mind. They receive driving alerts for things like speeding or harsh braking events and can immediately logon and review the footage. Also, given their ability to review multi-angle footage of any future incidents, they are confident of reducing their insurance costs in the future.