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Nottingham takes to Freeway

Nottingham bus technicians using Freeway tablet

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has adopted mobile technology across its engineering operations to manage the maintenance of over 300 buses.

Engineers, technicians and support staff will use rugged hand-held tablets to replace virtually all paperwork. 

The devices are running Freeway Fleet Systems management software to provide quick, easy entry of data to replace job sheets, inspection reports, timesheets, 24-hour sheets and other paperwork.

NCT is undertaking a phased roll out of Freeway with the first phase now complete with the introduction of the workshop management software and live connected tablets. The next phase involves the integration of pre-service inspection reports provided by drivers using a Tranzaura app.  

“Beyond the efficiencies of more rapid vehicle turnaround the project has also identified significant cost reductions; printing alone has been costing us £25,000 annually,” said Gary Mason, Engineering Director, Nottingham City Transport.

With 310 buses NCT is the biggest transport operator in Nottingham and prior to lockdown, the company and had attracted more people on to their buses, bucking a national trend of bus passenger decline. The company is also the only bus company to have won UK Bus Operator of the Year a record breaking five times.

Liam O’Brien, Chief Engineer, Nottingham City Transport said: “Our primary responsibility is to protect the company’s Operators Licence and Freeway will help here but the real benefits come from the fact that Freeway is a tool that will allow us to work more effectively.

"With everything digital and the information we need always immediately visible we’ll be able to manage things in a way that was simply impossible before.”



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