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Bridge strikes are a global problem and C.H.A.R.T. is a global answer

Bridge strikes, like the one that injured school children only last week, are not just a UK issue – they occur on a daily basis across the world. A lot of countries have realised that prevention is obviously better than cure and have started their own hazard avoidance initiatives, as this paper on managing bridge strikes in the UK, Australia and New Zealand shows. It’s important to note that they’ve found that any effective preventative measures are only made possible through working closely with transport operators.

Deltion’s CarrierNet Hazard Avoidance Routing Tool (C.H.A.R.T.) can be the key link between transport operators (and their drivers) and road and rail authorities. Any company, whether on a global or national basis, can use it to add a vital layer of protection against the risk of bridge strikes. Wherever the appropriate mapping is available, C.H.A.R.T. can plan the safest routes, provide management support to the driver and ensure that they can focus on their key job – delivering product.

C.H.A.R.T. can also provide management reports on a global basis for Planned vs Actual performances as well as instances of hazard encounters.

C.H.A.R.T. does not need any specialist hardware, and only requires the installation of an app onto a driver’s smartphone, as everything else is accessed via a simple web portal. This is because C.H.A.R.T. takes advantage of Software as a Service (SaaS) capability.

Quite simply, C.H.A.R.T. can reduce the risk of bridge strikes almost completely. At the touch of a few buttons.

To find out more about the benefits of C.H.A.R.T. please contact Bashir Khan –


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