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Here's a collection of blog posts on logistics, vehicle & transport management software.

How to choose the right delivery tracking software system

Posted by Zoe on August 8, 2018.

How to choose the right delivery tracking software system

What is a delivery tracking software system? Delivery tracking software traces deliveries throughout the order-to-delivery process. It can help to improve the efficiency of your fleet, as you always know the location of every order at a glance, with no need to make phone calls to drivers, or ‘guesstimate’ delivery times based on where the […]

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How to discover and resolve defects (before they become a real problem)

Posted by Zoe on August 7, 2018.

How to discover and resolve defects (before they become a real problem)

Minor defects and issues with your vehicles, plant machinery, equipment and other assets can quickly escalate into real problems if they’re not quickly discovered and taken care of. An obvious example is a crack in your windscreen. A tiny crack is nothing to worry about, right? In fact, if you’re not in the habit of actively […]

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Could a Delivery Logistics Platform Make Customers Happier?

Posted by Zoe on July 17, 2018.

Could a Delivery Logistics Platform Make Customers Happier?

Making your customers happier through Delivery Software The delivery and returns process have some of the lowest satisfaction scores, when it comes to online shopping, with around 40% of people wishing to improve shipping costs, ease and online tracking ability. As mentioned in this post, delivery expectations are only becoming more and more important to businesses: […]

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What is the requirement for Proof of Delivery?

Posted by Zoe on July 16, 2018.

What is the requirement for Proof of Delivery?

What is Proof of Delivery? Proof of Delivery (also known as POD) shows that an item has been delivered. BusinessDictionary.com has defined Proof of Delivery as a: “Receipt signed by a consignee or recipient, confirming delivery of a shipment in good order and condition“ So what does that mean in practice? Proof of Delivery gives […]

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What Are Pre-Use Checks?

Posted by Zoe on July 5, 2018.

What Are Pre-Use Checks?

When you think about pre-use checks, what do you picture? It’s clear that pre-use checks are an important part of fleet maintenance for many businesses. But technical terminology and sector-specific jargon around vehicle inspections can make it hard to figure out what, exactly, a pre-use check should entail. What are pre-use checks There are multiple possible […]

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Introducing a simple mobile App solution for plant machinery inspections & checks

Posted by Zoe on June 26, 2018.

Introducing a simple mobile App solution for plant machinery inspections & checks

With many walkaround check and fleet management solutions focusing solely on commercial vehicles, like vans, coaches, buses and HGVs, it can be difficult for operators with plant machinery and other work equipment to keep track of their inspections and checks associated with regulations such as PUWER and LOLER. And, if you’re using paper check sheets, with inspection dates marked […]

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Cloud-based transport management software vs. On-premise

Posted by Zoe on June 14, 2018.

Cloud-based transport management software vs. On-premise

When choosing a transportation and logistics management software application, as well as considering functional fit, an important factor to consider is whether the software is offered on-premise or on the ‘Cloud’. What is the difference between Cloud-based and On-premise? The key differences between the two options are the way the software is hosted and data stored and […]

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What is transportation management software?

Posted by Zoe on May 28, 2018.

What is transportation management software?

We’ve already covered basic introductions to delivery and transport management systems and ePOD (electronic proof of delivery). In this post, you can find out exactly what transportation (or transport) management software is – and how it can help your business. What is transportation management software? Transportation management software is a system that helps you to […]

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Understanding the Check Requirements for LOLER

Posted by Zoe on May 18, 2018.

Understanding the Check Requirements for LOLER

LOLER regulates the use and lifting equipment, including planning lifting operations, and the specific precautions that must be taken when using lifting equipment at work. Lifting equipment is also regulated by PUWER – particularly with regards to the inspection and maintenance of that equipment. What is LOLER? LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment […]

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Understanding the check requirements for PUWER

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Understanding the check requirements for PUWER

Complying with PUWER is about more than checking your equipment whenever you remember, and fixing things as and when they break. You need to follow a process in order to really fulfil your responsibilities under the HSE regulations. What is PUWER? PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, an HSE (Health & […]

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