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ABAX Triplog telematics sales double year on year

Within Europe, ABAX has seen a six-fold increase of sales from 2011 to 2015 and the number of devices sold in the UK has also doubled year on year since it first began to operate here in 2012.

The Triplog system is proving particularly popular with businesses that need to generate electronic mileage logs to demonstrate whether or not company-owned vehicles have been used privately for HMRC.

ABAX UK managing director Chris Miller said: “We are finding that the largest vehicle sector exposed to this risk is commercial vehicles, typically sign written vans that are taken home by the driver. Drivers and business owners are unaware that private use should result in a benefit-in-kind charge.

“This is where technology helps and detailed information from the Triplog is used for creating electronic mileage logs, which businesses can verify internally and demonstrate to HMRC that vehicle usage is compliant with current regulations.”

Clients include telecommunications infrastructure services provider Opals Group, which employs 28 people at its UK head office in Peterborough and has a vehicle fleet of 16.

The company mainly operates in the south of England and now use ABAX’s Triplog technology in all vehicles.

Managing director Sam Hodge said: “The ABAX Triplog technology has without doubt saved us money and increased efficiency. From being able to monitor and see productivity of our engineers, to being able to give our customers better level of service by informing them how far an engineer is away from them.

“We have also been able to effectively monitor and manage our assets by being able to see where they are.

“The system also helps increase safety and security by monitoring speed, keeps the company compliant through trip purpose reporting, out of hours reporting and tax compliance. We almost feel as though we are in the dark if one of our vehicles is not tracked now.”

Chris Miller added: “We know the HMRC is tightening its grip and we are hearing new stories each week from customers and businesses across the country, particularly around London and the West Midlands. Our aim is make sure businesses are prepared and compliant and we are doing this all of the time.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.