Boughey Distribution is a UK-based company that provides warehousing, distribution, consolidation and contract packing services, with particular experience and expertise in the ambient grocery sector. Based in Nantwich, Cheshire, the business has the scale and capability to offer a total end-to-end service with approximately 216 trailers and over 100 tractor units, as well as over 900, 000 sq ft of warehousing.
Boughey was receiving a large number of third party insurance claims resulting from road and vehicle incidents, which were difficult to dispute without physical evidence. A secondary issue was a lack of visual evidence to supply to police in the event of crimes such as vehicle break-ins or stock theft. In these instances cameras would also be a potential deterrent.
This prompted Boughey to find a solution that would help reduce incidents and facilitate related insurance claims and investigation processes, as well as act as a deterrent for potential stock theft. This led them to Verilocation.
The Boughey/Verilocation Solution
Towards the end of 2016, after considering several supplier options, Boughey contracted Verilocation to install a camera solution in 50 per cent of its fleet. Boughey transport manager Steve Newton said: “
“We chose to contract Verilocation because they offered an excellent product at a very good price point. The quality of the footage provided was excellent, and the after-sales service delivery and support has been outstanding.”
The VL 5500 MDVR 360° camera solution for Boughey’s articulated lorries comprises of three cameras – forward facing, nearside and offside (placed in a secure position below the wing mirrors), plus a 1TB hard drive capable of storing approximately two months’ worth of storage. Verilocation also installed forward, nearside, offside and rear cameras in four of Boughey’s rigid lorries, and an in-cab monitor to aid drivers with actions such as reversing and turning.
The camera solutions also provide live remote monitoring, enabling Boughey to login to the cameras from anywhere, at any time to view links to live footage and data, which are stored on the camera’s hard drive.
With regard to third party claims from accidents, since installing the cameras it has been far easier to obtain clarity in terms of where the fault lies, and as a result, Boughey has avoided paying unnecessary claims. Steve said: