Ninatrans is specialised in time-critical transport. Their clients are mainly companies who expect a high degree of professionalism and for whom strict compliance with loading and delivery times is of the greatest importance. They see their role much broader than only ensuring transport from A to B. Certain specifications concerning client specific procedures are fixed in service level agreements, tailored to their clients. Any transport services they carry out are evaluated at regular intervals, based on these agreements, and adjusted where necessary.
The fleet of Ninatrans exists out of 110 tractor units, 265 semi-trailers and 15 distribution vehicles. After commendation by an international jury for its excellent approach to safety and commitment to the environment, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has announced Ninatrans as the winner of the new IRU award for Best EU Road Transport Operator 2014.
Following constant growth, Ninatrans moved to a new location back in 2012. At the old location they were already operating a small tank installation. The equipment was however too old to be transferred to the new location and there was room to improve on stock management. In addition, the consumption of AdBlue increased over the years and could not be covered efficiently anymore by the use of IBC’s. Hence it was decided to issue a tender for a complete new installation for its new location.
A survey and subsequent tender phase showed that Tokheim was best placed to provide the necessary equipment and execute the complete installation. The fact that Tokheim was able to offer state of the art technology at competitive prices, contributed to this decision. Also, the flexibility to build in Donaldson filters was perceived as very positive.
The DiaLOG system is used on a daily base to create various reports and closely monitor the fuel consumption per vehicle. The data is used, among others to reward drivers and where necessary correct them. In addition, DiaLOG is also used for monitoring the fuel supplier since the stock management is largely outsourced to one fuel supplier who uses its own telemetry system for this.
Especially the service Tokheim provides is experienced as very good: We have a service contract and thanks to preventive maintenance, there are very few problems. In case of failures Tokheim is easily reached and quick to solve the problem. Furthermore, the cooperation with Donaldson went really well: The extra filtration extends the life of the fuel injectors and gives a good saving on consumption. Overall, we are very pleased.
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