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Copart’s Transportation Control Centre ensures operational excellence

One year ago, Copart’s Transportation Control Centre joined its Customer Excellence Centre in Bedford, helping to maintain and continuously improve its high standards of operational excellence!


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Following Copart’s recent acquisition of Hills Salvage & Recycling – The Green Parts Specialists, the company’s total owned UK-wide logistics fleet now stands at circa. 500. 

Copart has 250+ directly employed drivers collecting vehicles from policy holders’ homes and body shops, giving the company complete control over all the resources and services it offers. 

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Copart can tailor its collections to provide the most fuel-efficient option and access challenging locations with transporters of all different shapes and sizes, from a single car to seven cars.

Copart’s Transportation Control Centre plays a vital role, ensuring that the operational capabilities of its UK-wide transport fleet are fully maximised when arranging vehicle collections.

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Using the latest route scheduling technology alongside real-time road data, and communicating constantly with its drivers, the team acts as an ‘eye in the sky’ to understand obstacles and map out the most efficient and intelligent routes.

In line with Copart’s Plan-Net-Zero sustainability commitment, its fleet is Euro VI and DVS (Direct Vision Standard) compliant. All transporters are fully fitted with the latest connected telematics and vision standards camera systems, to ensure optimal efficiency and lower fuel emissions.

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Comprehensive driver behaviour telematics data means that the company has the ability to monitor driver behaviour and driving styles and where necessary provide further training to make improvements to driving efficiency and fuel consumption.

All of this, alongside Copart’s ability to make centrally controlled decisions, means the company is in a strong position to manage the peaks in demand which inevitably occur as we head into winter and experience extreme weather events.

Copart is extremely proud of the key role its Transportation Control Centre plays in driving the business forward, enabling it to collect and handle vehicles quickly, efficiently, and with minimal environmental impact.



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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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