The vehicles to be fitted range from cars and small vans, through minibuses and 7.5 tonne box trucks, to aircraft push-back vehicles and a 17-ton roller conveyor for container and pallet handling. The system provides driver identification, together with access prevention and vehicle identification if a driver is not on its approved list, as well as recording unauthorised disconnection of the in-cab computer.
The system features a report-writing facility for vehicle maintenance planning and the updating of service schedules. It also automatically monitors vehicle parameters including acceleration and deceleration, speed, engine revs and idling time of a vehicle for a few seconds before an incident.
A Swissport spokesman said the firm focused on safety when deciding to use the system. 'The overall objective is to provide the fleet with a comprehensive security system that will give complete control over driver and vehicles movements, as well as provide in-cab monitoring of vehicle parameters.'