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Renault launches high-tech workshop system

06 December 2017 #Aftermarket #CV Sector #Logistics #News #TNB News #Top Stories #Tractor

Renault Trucks has begun the roll out of its Optiplanner electronic workshop and fleet management system.

Optiplanner was designed in partnership with software experts r2c and links to all Renault dealers, giving fleet operators straightforward access to digital documentation, including online vehicle history. The system creates a service routine, schedules events for the vehicle throughout its lifetime and manages workflow into the workshop. The software aims to ensure regulation compliance, optimum performance and adherence to the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules.

Optiplanner also maintains quality control with all documentation to ensure compliance with O licence requirements, while operators can access the documentation in a read-only format. The Optiplanner system has also been designed with the DVSA’s Earned Recognition pilot scheme in mind, allowing operators to share information to prove compliance.

Derek Leech, Renault Trucks’ aftermarket sales director, says: “With the mileage inputted, the new system can look up the service criteria for individual vehicles, automatically calculating which service operations are needed and schedule the jobs with the workshops ensuring the vehicle is maintained to the optimum Renault Trucks recommendations. This makes sure vehicles stay on track with service requirements, leading to increased reliability and maximum uptime.”

Nick Walls, Managing Director of r2c explained, “This is a first step towards digitalising maintenance record keeping which is widely viewed as being the way forward for the industry. Optiplanner is an effective way to support a fleet moving towards the Earned Recognition scheme.”

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