Roadways Container Logistics is to introduce Fargo Systems’ smartphone telematics software into its business, allowing employees to respond to changing delivery and planning requirements on the go. The five-year deal will see the Tops On the Go Android smartphone software put in the hands of employees working out of Roadways’ seven depots. Initially 50 units will be deployed, with full implementation during the first quarter of 2013 providing coverage across the business and the operator’s 300-strong vehicle fleet. Using the […]
Tesco has gone live with a Microlise routeing system after a six week installation operation.
Growth in haulage rates slowed almost to a halt in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average haulage rates grew by just 0.1% against a 2005 baseline in the first quarter of 2013, down from 0.2% during the final quarter of 2012, the latest Services Producer Price Index from the ONS has revealed.
Chaired by the ubiquitous Quentin Willson, who spoke with passion and humour on behalf of FairFuelUK, Microlise’s transport conference earlier this month saw eight keynote speakers agreeing on two things. Firstly, that driver training is not just nice to have, it is essential; and secondly, the scope of telematics provision is almost too great. And the selection of industry heavyweights behind the lectern revealed that they all had different priorities and the benefits of a good telematics product lie in […]