National Maintenance Fixes Fleet and Job Management with BigChange

National Maintenance Fixes Fleet and Job Management with BigChange

National Maintenance, the Nottingham-based national facilities management company, has successfully rolled out a new fleet and  field service management system from BigChange. With BigChange software, field operatives using rugged tablets are connected in real time to the office as part of a complete job management platform.    BigChange automates every conceivable task in the field, replacing paperwork with real-time electronic reporting and vehicle tracking synchronised with the central BigChange platform.  Uses includes daily van checks,…

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How technology is simplifying the self-employment experience for delivery drivers

How technology is simplifying the self-employment experience for delivery drivers

With the current nationwide shortage of self-employed delivery drivers and wider supply-chain issues being witnessed across industries, UK firms are now having to go above and beyond to both attract and maintain their subcontractor workforce. Historically, the logistics industry has faced a number of challenges around engaging self-employed drivers, an obvious example of this can be found in lengthy onboarding processes with delivery firms. Typically, this onboarding and setting up of new subcontractor drivers covered…

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TruTac backs nationwide load security and transport safety push

TruTac backs nationwide load security and transport safety push

TruTac, part of the Microlise Group, is backing a push by transport authorities to highlight drivers’ and companies’ responsibilities around commercial vehicle load security this month.  National Highways, the DVSA and the Office of Traffic Commissioners are aiming to raise awareness about load security throughout October, alongside a campaign by multiple police forces targeting commercial vehicles and their cargo. Transport software and compliance specialist TruTac is adding its voice to this important safety initiative. The…

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Despatchlab launches SameDay Courier App

Despatchlab launches SameDay Courier App

October sees the national rollout of the latest development from Despatchlab, the new SameDay Courier application  ̶  Despatchlab SameDay  ̶  which includes online booking and live vehicle tracking. Despatchlab technology started as a bespoke software development for Diamond Logistics which connected local fulfilment centres with live inventory and onward delivery by SameDay, Overnight or International carrier Designed by logistics professionals, Despatchlab succeeded in addressing challenges that existing systems failed to do. The digital platform allows…

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GXO Deploys Display Wearable Scanners that Boost Productivity

GXO Deploys Display Wearable Scanners that Boost Productivity

GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, has deployed nearly 400 state-of-the-art display wearable scanners in warehouses in the UK, France and the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. The lightweight glove scanners speed up bar code reading, by up to 4 seconds per scan compared to traditional handheld units, while offering hands-free operations. GXO is using ProGlove’s MARK family of wearable scanners for picking, packing, shipping and inbound processing with MARK Display in pilot programs for major ecommerce…

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M&H Carriers achieves compliance clarity with TruTac

M&H Carriers achieves compliance clarity with TruTac

TruTac, the tachograph experts, have helped distribution specialist M&H Carriers increase the efficiency and compliance of its fleet by amalgamating a trio of management systems into one. The company operates parcel, pallet, freight and two-man home delivery services from four depots across Scotland. It has a 150-strong mixed fleet spanning light vans and HGVs up to 44-tonnes. M&H Carriers is a long-time user of TruTac’s TruAnalysis tachograph analysis, driver debriefing and compliance reporting software, along…

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Using technology to cut down on administrative time

Using technology to cut down on administrative time

Across every industry, taking advantage of innovation and every opportunity available to your business can make a tremendous difference to the bottom line, particularly within competitive markets. Within logistics, more and more businesses are taking advantage of software to improve efficiency and cut back on the amount of admin which needs to be carried out every day. Self-employment technology specialist, Wise, is revolutionising the way that delivery firms can engage their self-employment workforce, with over…

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New Smart breathalyser keeps commercial drivers safe for fraction of the cost

New Smart breathalyser keeps commercial drivers safe for fraction of the cost

AlcoDigital Neo – smart breathalyser provides real-time photographic evidence of test as it is taken Allows employers to regularly test drivers while out on the road Ideal for commercial fleets, taxi drivers and bus companies Utilises Fuel Cell sensor technology as used in police breathalysers Accurate results in seconds Provides photo, GPS location and time of test Link to the iSOBER APP to share results via SMS or email Test from anywhere in the world…

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Unique cloud-based alcohol testing program launches in UK

Unique cloud-based alcohol testing program launches in UK

AlcoDigital – the UK’s leading supplier of breathalysers – is launching a state-of-the-art, cloud-based alcohol testing program to help tackle the problem of alcohol misuse in the workplace. With health experts warning of rising rates of alcohol misuse in the UK1, Worksober addresses a clear need for Covid-safe, non-intrusive methods of alcohol screening. Testing with Worksober is completely automatic and unsupervised, due to the implementation of biometric technology to scan employees’ faces prior to each…

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Keeping Shoppers Sweet Will Boost Checkout Conversion Rates

Keeping Shoppers Sweet Will Boost Checkout Conversion Rates

Natasha Jones is European Channel Manager for SmartFreight, a leading supplier of shipping software solutions. If you thought ecommerce held all the aces in the retail pack, think again. You rarely see an abandoned shopping trolley packed to the brim with goods at a checkout in a bricks and mortar supermarket. It’s very different online where it’s common for shoppers to abort their purchases for a variety of reasons, leaving millions of pounds worth of…

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