Job management made easy with new software solution for small hauliers

Job management made easy with new software solution for small hauliers

Mandata, the transport management system experts, have launched a new job management system to help owner-drivers and operators with small fleets run their businesses. Mandata Now is a cloud-based job management tool designed specifically for smaller haulage companies that need help to run their transport operation. Available for the first month free of charge and normally priced at £49.99 per month (per user), Now requires no formal training or set up and users can be…

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Snooper help to stop bridge strikes with new Truckmate Bridge-Saver device

Snooper help to stop bridge strikes with new Truckmate Bridge-Saver device

The driving electronics specialist, Snooper has launched a new device to help prevent the almost 2,000 bridge strikes that take place in Britain each year. According to data from Network Rail, 1,926 bridge strikes occurred across the network of railway bridges nationwide between March 2018 and March 2019, of which HGVs accounted for 68% of incidents. To help prevent this prevalent issue on the roads, Snooper has released a new device called the Truckmate Bridge-Saver….

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Logistics specialist looks to the Mandata cloud for remote-working solution

Logistics specialist looks to the Mandata cloud for remote-working solution

As Covid-19 bears down on the transport industry, North West Logistics’ recent move to Mandata’s cloud-based TMS means that not only can customers be provided with real-time information but also, North West Logistics’ personnel can remotely access systems from home. In previous times, says the company, all operational data was on a server which presented access problems and raised concerns regarding long term reliability. “We’d been using a server for 5 years.” Says Managing Director,…

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Verizon Connect study finds failure to adopt new technology costs fleet managers two days a week

Verizon Connect study finds failure to adopt new technology costs fleet managers two days a week

Research released today by Verizon Connect* reveals that fleet managers could save as much as 14 hours a week – the equivalent of nearly two full working days – by adopting technology that helps them automate tasks. The new study of fleet managers across the UK found that two fifths (40 percent) spend the majority of their time doing general administrative tasks, which means they aren’t able to focus on getting on with their day…

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Waste systems are ‘Go’ with paperless solution from Mandata

Waste systems are ‘Go’ with paperless solution from Mandata

Mandata, the transport management systems provider, has introduced a new waste handling solution which is set to cut submission times for quarterly returns for waste carriers who have a registered, onsite, waste transfer station by eliminating the need for manual documentation. Called Waste Go and integrated with Mandata’s TMS GO management system, the innovative solution comes in the form of a mobile app for drivers which allows them to capture customer signatures when collecting waste…

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Verizon Connect launches Reveal Field – integrated field service management solution

Verizon Connect launches Reveal Field – integrated field service management solution

Verizon Connect delivers accessible workforce management solutions with the introduction of Reveal Field. Reveal Field makes it easy for dispatchers to efficiently schedule and communicate job information to technicians and customers throughout the day, in near-real time. Reveal Field works with the Verizon Connect Reveal platform to combine vehicle location data and technician status to help operations managers make faster, more informed decisions and provide better service, all from a single application without having to…

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Paragon introduces zoning functionality

Paragon introduces zoning functionality

Paragon Software Systems has introduced a zoning tool in the latest version of its routing and scheduling software. Using Zone Editor, transport operations will now be able to further streamline planning processes by automatically factoring in geographic restrictions such as Low Emission Zones. The new functionality will allow geographic zones to be specified and stored within Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to help manage the increasing complexity of urban distribution plans. For example, transport planners…

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Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

New technologies are accelerating the pace of change for businesses across Europe, with many businesses unsure how developments in AI and Machine Learning, data analytics and other innovations will impact their operations in 2020. Against this landscape, we’ve looked at the technologies and innovations that are likely to be the most transformative in the coming year. Here we look the top trends in technology that will drive the mobile workforce on the road ahead and…

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Stolen vehicles and equipment cost businesses more than £16,000 each year

Stolen vehicles and equipment cost businesses more than £16,000 each year

Research released today by Verizon Connect reveals that stolen vehicles and equipment costs fleet-based business an average of £16,253 each year. The average business has at least one vehicle stolen each year. The average loss increases to nearly £50,000 for those businesses that have between 101-250 vehicles, as the number of vehicles stolen rises to three for businesses of this size. It’s an issue that’s reflected across the country as a whole, with recent ONS…

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Paragon enhances last-mile fulfilment software

Paragon enhances last-mile fulfilment software

Paragon Software Systems has enhanced its modular, last-mile fulfilment software with developments that will help retailers to offer more competitive delivery propositions. These updates to Paragon HDX are part of the company’s commitment to helping retailers better compete in the two-man home delivery marketplace where customer expectations continue to grow exponentially. “The retailer’s ability to correctly fulfil the delivery service promised at the point of purchase with confidence is absolutely critical to a competitive proposition, regardless…

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