Recovery Assist ready for action

Recovery Assist ready for action

Combining their expertise, John Pearson and Associates, Evolutionary Tracking solutions (e-Track) and Peritus have launched a partnership under the name Recovery Assist, to become a one-stop vehicle track-and-trace company.

Richard Pearson, director at John Pearson and Associates, says e-Track and Peritus had a lot of similarities to his company and so the parties decided to start their own value-packed venture.

“We have tested our system for more than a year now and we have lost only one truck. We generally find our clients’ trucks and their load within the first eight hours after receiving the report that it has been stolen,” says Pearson.

Recovery Assist has recently completed the development of its 24-hour manned control room in Ekurhuleni. Its clients can register their drivers and vehicles on its panic button app, or e-button, to allow the track-and-trace team to immediately deploy to the location of the vehicle when a driver presses the panic button.

The app will also give its clients a real-time update of how their investigations are proceeding. Recovery Assist will then do a formal investigation to put the criminals involved behind bars. It will also conduct risk surveys to inform clients of hijacking hotspots, as well as and how their drivers should act in the case of a hijacking.

Through the experience and expertise of Peritus, the company will also be able to do vetting, driver profiling, cross-border enquiries and polygraph examinations.

“Our integrated approach allows us to better communicate with our workforce and clients. We don’t want to take over the tracking market. Competition is always good, but we also have to work with other tracking companies to get the vehicles and loads back to the client as soon as possible,” says Pearson.

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