Covid-19: OPTIMISING THE COUNTRY’S FLEET OPERATIONS WITH VEHICLE TRACKING

As we are all aware the vehicle rental sector has a vital role in maintaining the essential movement of goods, people and services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Simplytrak already supplies vehicle telematic systems to this industry.

 With our engineers across the country we can have those vehicles tracked within a very short space of time. Simplytrak’s trackers and software to enable you to manage your fleet and schedules more efficiently. We appreciate these vehicles need to be on the road quickly. It will normally only take approximately 45 minutes to fully install a hard wired system.Give us a call and we can usually have you up and running within a couple of days.  Please get in touch with us and we will be pleased to help you.

This is a short excerpt from an article by our CEO Andrew Johnson in the Yorkshire Business Insider.

Press release — Market Weighton, 22 October 2019

Simplytrak offers a cutting-edge vehicle tracking system with integrated cameras and live footage of incidents. The telematics solution offers in-depth fleet reports for those that wish to monitor vehicles for driver behaviour, mileage and fuel usage amongst other options.

Simplytrak offers fleet managers the ultimate control over their vehicles with Simplytrak’s Remote Immobilisation option which can de-mobilise vehicles with the click of a button.

Ian Wood, Simplytrak’s Managing Director, comments, “We are delighted that Practical Car and Van Rental have chosen us as their preferred supplier of tracking solutions. Having spent a lot of time with our customers, we recognised the need for more visibility and control of their vehicles. Our Tracking solution and Remote Immobilisation feature gives fleet managers that ultimate control of their vehicle, increasing safety and reducing costs.”

Practical Car and Van Rental is the UK’s fourth largest rental company with over 150 car and van hire locations situated throughout the UK and Ireland. The fleet comprises of over 4000 vehicles in total.
Darren Williamson, Practical’s Insurance Manager, states, “Simplytrak are rated very highly within the marketplace for their products. They came to us with a solution that works for our franchise network. A lot of franchisees on the network are already using Simplytrak’s service and have returned with very good reviews. It allows us to give back control to the franchisees.”
Simplytrak has developed telematics solutions for its clients since 2002 and continues to stay cutting-edge and bespoke at the same time.

Magennis signs for the Tigers from League One side Bolton Wanderers on a two year deal. There is the option to add a third. The Northern Ireland international player scored seven goals in 44 games for Bolton last season having made a summer move from Charlton Athletic.

Simplytrak Limited is based in Market Weighton near Hull and offers fleet management and remote tracking solutions to its clients. The company is committed to support and promote regional activities and particularly its local football team.

Managing Director Ian Wood states: “We have a strong commitment to Hull City in our group of companies and are proud to be sponsoring the new striker. Josh is a promising addition to the squad. We are excited for the new Championship season and to see what he brings.”

The sponsorship will last for the current season 2019/20.

Taking over the role of MD from Andrew Johnson, who will remain a key part of the business, Ian said:

“We’ve had some fantastic results over the last couple of years and the business has continued to grow both in terms of personnel and the products and features that we offer to customers.

“It’s definitely an exciting time to be taking over the role of MD. There are more plans to recruit so that we can continue to offer the same exceptional levels of service to our growing customer base that our existing customers are used to.”

On handing over the reins to Ian, Andrew said:

“We’re confident that the business is in safe hands with Ian as he’s already been a vital member of the senior management team for a number of years.

“The changes will allow myself and the other directors to focus on the long-term financial planning and growth of the wider group of companies, while handing over the day-to-day running of the company to Ian.”

Please join us in congratulating Ian on his promotion.

In preparation for GDPR, we acknowledge our responsibility to develop and maintain business-wide awareness of the impact of the changes. We take our obligations under data protection legislation seriously and have been working internally to review all of our processes to ensure that we are protecting and respecting the privacy of individuals.

Part of this process has been reviewing our data privacy policies to support the upcoming changes. At Simplytrak we will continue to maintain the very highest standards for data processing and also of data handling where we are the data ‘Controller’.

Any personal information that we gather for marketing purposes, as the ‘Controller’ at Simplytrak, is stored within our secure system and will never be passed to any third parties. As a service provider of Remote Tracking and Monitoring solutions for our customers, Simplytrak are the data ‘Processor’ and the customer is the data ‘Controller’.

We have been revisiting our Data Processing Agreement (DPA) to ensure that it meets the standards set by GDPR. If a customer has their own DPA we would ask that it is sent to us in sufficient time to meet the May deadline. We will need to review each DPA individually before signing the agreement.

As the ‘Processor’ we will never ask a customer to add any personal data to the Simplytrak system as a requirement to our services. If the customer as the ‘Controller’ wishes to do so this is their full responsibility to ensure that it complies with Data Protection Laws and to grant viewing rights to other users.

Any data that is stored within the Simplytrak system or obtained by Simplytrak in the course of an agreement with a customer will be strictly confidential and will not be copied, disclosed or processed in any way without the express authority of the customer.

If a customer wishes to no longer use our services, if requested, we can transfer a copy of all data to the customer or destroy this using a secure method which ensures that it cannot be accessed by any third party.

At Simplytrak we take security very seriously and adopt a number of strict security measures to take necessary steps to protect against any unauthorised or unlawful processing of data. We will also never engage with any sub-processors or third parties without the prior consent from a customer.

If you have any further questions on our compliance to GDPR please get in touch at compliance@simplytrak.com and we will be happy to assist with any queries