Meet the team
VDD Solutions is the brainchild of Peter O’Neill, Bryn and James Hopkins, whose background lies in transport and software engineering respectively. After a local recycling company came under the microscope, the three founders began to brainstorm some ideas together to make daily vehicle checks simpler.
The trio realised that many drivers were just rushing through their morning checks and were putting themselves at risk – not to mention their company. VDD then decided to create a mobile-friendly system that was easy to use and rendered paper forms almost useless.
Today, VDD Solutions’ online system offers users an intuitive interface with general support if needed.
Using each of our technical knowledge, we have developed a site that hopefully you will find intuitive, simple to use and over time, with the additions introduction of “Assisted Tasks”, quick and helpful to use, but not expensive.
You are always in control, day by day, week by week and so on, to turn the features on and off has you choose
Bryn Hopkins became a class 1 HGV driver in 1996 while working with his father and brother for a glass recycling company for 8 years. In 2004 he left to help his father and brother start their own glass recycling company. They now collect glass from over 140 sites across the UK and recycle in excess of 30,000 tonnes a year.
Bryn and his father wanted to bring the daily defect checks up to date by introducing an app available on smart phones. Together with his dad and step brother they have developed VMT.solutions to bring the vehicle defects in line with modern technology.
Dr Peter O'Neill PhD FHEA BSc (Hons)
I worked for Barnsley NHS for 16 years developing Electronic Assistive Technology for the elderly and disabled living in Barnsley. In 2012 I gained employment at Sheffield Hallam University has a Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering.
I would like to take this opportunity the acknowledge the assistance given to me during the creation of this site, from Mr Martin Cooper of Must Be Built and Sheffield Hallam University.
James Hopkins became a part owner of a glass recycling company in 1979, running a small fleet of trucks working for the company for 25 years. He left the company to set up his own glass recycling business in 2004 with his two sons.
They now run a successful business with a small fleet of trucks covering the most of the UK and collecting from over 140 sites. James, in his early 70’s has handed over the company to his youngest son but is still working and has given his many years of expirience to assist in the development of the site, Vehicle Daily Defect Solutions.