ALC pushes for mandatory vehicle tracking

Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has called for mandatory electronic tracking of line-haul vehicles

ALC pushes for mandatory vehicle tracking
ALC pushes for mandatory vehicle tracking

July 15, 2013

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has called for tracking systems using
telematics to be made mandatory for line-haul vehicles.

The call came today with an announcement that leading telematics company Ctrack ANZ had joined the ALC membership ranks.

"ALC believes the use of monitoring systems using telematics for compliance purposes should be mandated for line-haul vehicles as part of a company’s compliance with their Chain of Responsibility obligations," ALC Chief Executive Michael Kilgariff says.

Kilgariff says the council believes in-vehicle safety can be enhanced through the use of telematics technology.

"Ctrack is a leader in this field, and I welcome their involvement in initiatives to improve safety across the supply chain," Kilgariff says.

Ctrack Marketing Director Peter Papas says there are great synergies between the two organisations’ objectives, such as a shared focus on national regulation and infrastructure.

Papas says Ctrack plans to work in partnership with associations and councils that best align with its vision for the future.

"In Australia there are a number of associations and councils that represent the freight transport and logistics industry," Papas says.

"Our goal is to develop solid, long-term partnerships with a targeted number of these bodies to ensure the best outcome for drivers, companies and our industry."

Papas says the company is the first telematics provider to join the ALC.

is one of the largest suppliers of GPS vehicle tracking, telematics and fleet management solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

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