The Real All-Star Behind Red Bull Racing's Success

SPONSORED CONTENT: For Triple Eight Race Engineering, the team behind Red Bull Holden Racing Team, being the fastest to the finish line isn’t the only concern.

This year marks the eight-time Supercars Championship winner’s departure from traditional supercars to the next Holden Commodore model.

To ensure it can tear up the track the team needs to make sure the vehicles can get to its racing events on time and safely.

Triple Eight’s prime movers may not be the stars of the show, but these beasts are essential for getting equipment and crew race ready and set for action from the moment they arrive. This is why the team invested in Teletrac Navman’s GPS fleet tracking technology for its trucks.

 Todd Ewing
 "The transition from the road to the racetrack is a seamless one"

From Start To Finish

A missing truck packed with all the vehicles, tools and equipment on route is not the kind of showstopper that Triple Eight wants.

From the Adelaide 500 to the Perth SuperSprint, supercar racing takes them across the country and beyond throughout the year-long season. Many tracks are in isolated, and sometimes rural, areas. Phone reception is unpredictable, so letting everyone know when there’s an issue can be tricky. Vehicle tracking on the prime movers means even across remote areas, Triple Eight always knows the status of its vehicles.

Trip planning means taking the most efficient route, which not only saves time, but cuts down on fuel. If something does happen, the back office is alerted and can find out where the truck is, so that event managers and assistance can be contacted. Something as simple as a sensor on a truck makes a huge difference.

No Second Guessing

"This season’s main concerns are how we’ll fair against competitors and how the Next-Generation Holden Commodore will perform well on the track," says Tom Wilson, the Commercial Manager for Triple Eight Race Engineering.

"So, an unexplained toll fee or worse case, a stolen vehicle, are the last things anyone wants. Vehicle tracking and telematics means data from the trucks is collected and sent to management instantly. This makes it easy to get insights on long distance trips and compile them into an easy-to-understand report.

"The data also means the scheduling and execution of transporting vehicles and equipment is much easier. Truck operators can better adhere to driving regulations as management can see how long a journey takes, allowing drivers to take the necessary precautions to reduce fatigue.

"To ensure a clear focus and steady victory Triple Eight Race Engineering understand that technology is a must.

With the help of fleet tracking technology, the transition from the road to the racetrack is a seamless one."

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