New transport partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland

7th September 2023

Forestry and Land Scotland picks Civica to transform transport compliance and safety

  • New software will manage 700+ vehicles and 3,000+ pieces of equipment
  • Essential move to the cloud to manage mobile working across depots and workshops
  • Civica TranSend will help control costs and support commitment to accounting

Forestry and Land Scotland is set to transform management of its fleet and equipment by implementing a new cloud software platform from global GovTech leader Civica.

The Scottish Government (SG) agency is responsible for managing Scotland’s national forests and land. Its work on national forests and land contributes £1 million to the Scottish economy each day and supports 11,000 jobs.

Via a new multi-year partnership, the organisation will implement Civica’s TranSend fleet management cloud software to ensure compliance, availability and safety for 700+ vehicles, large machinery and 3,000+ pieces of equipment.

The new platform will ensure that all items are legally compliant and well-maintained to minimise unnecessary fleet downtime, reduce the number of breakdowns, and meet Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency health and safety standards.

TranSend Fleet Management’s real-time dashboards will give all employees the data needed to keep fleet optimised and improve decision making. It will be configured to ensure all staff can access the right information at the right time, including vehicle statuses, maintenance schedules and whole life vehicle costs. With proactive and targeted alerts, the platform will highlight up-coming tasks and assign to the correct person.

Tommy Groat,

Head of Mechanical Engineering ,

Forestry Land Scotland

With an extensive fleet of vehicles, machines and equipment operating across the whole of Scotland, it is imperative that we manage these assets optimally in order to deliver the best value for the public purse and to ensure that we meet all of our obligations as an SG agency.

With TranSend we expect to achieve that and greatly improve and streamline our processes.

Keith Hawker,

Divisional Managing Director, Transport ,


We are highly experienced at meeting the diverse transport needs of public sector organisations. By significantly automating processes, our new partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland will save administration time, manage fleet compliance with ease and increase driver and workshop productivity.