Celebrations are in full swing at Road Tech as they extol 15 years of the ever-growing platforms generated in their market leading Tachomaster analysis system.
Alistair Vallance documents the ongoing story.
BACK IN the early, formative days of the analogue tachograph entering truck cabs, the needle-inscribed circular cards spawned the concept of the ‘twilight shift’ as larger hauliers and trade associations formed teams of card analysers to ensure adherence to the compliance rules of the day.
Arguably the man who, in time, would turn this labour intensive ‘Heath Robinson’ duty into the world of hi-tech analysis, was the late Derek Beevor who co-founded Road Tech Computer Systems in 1984 and went on to become the sole proprietor and chairman of this company that has now grown to 85 employees.
Initially he invented Roadrunner – a transport management solution to ease the mountains of weekend admin work generated by Tudor Transport, his 15-truck operation based at Watford.