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

Have TMS systems become the most valuable part of the supply chain?

Posted by Zoe on March 28, 2019.

Have TMS systems become the most valuable part of the supply chain?

TMS systems: an essential part of your operation Transport Management Systems (TMS) have become the ‘must have’ component of the supply chain management software stack according to the Logistics Management’s TMS Market Update which revealed rapid growth in the adoption of TMS across the logistics, transportation and supply chain sector. Alongside Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems […]

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Are eCommerce & on-demand leading the way in workforce mobility?

Posted by Zoe on March 22, 2019.

Are eCommerce & on-demand leading the way in workforce mobility?

How ecommerce is driving the need for ever faster field operations Zebra Technologies this week released their latest vision study which looks at how leading organisations are using mobility and innovative technologies to meet ever increasing service expectation demands from consumers. After surveying 2,000 organisations, Zebra’s The Future of Field Operations Study outlines predictions for […]

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Commercial vehicle operators & Brexit

Posted by Zoe on March 19, 2019.

Commercial vehicle operators & Brexit

News, opinions and predictions on Brexit are changing almost hourly. Whichever side you come down on, the uncertainties surrounding Brexit are a concern. For organisations making deliveries and collections in Europe, the unpredictability can be worrying. While we can’t predict the future, we are able to share with you the latest Government guidelines for post-Brexit […]

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What are Clean Air Zones?

Posted by Zoe on March 8, 2019.

What are Clean Air Zones?

The UK government have introduced Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in a bid to improve air quality across the country. The CAZ tackle air pollution in the areas where it reaches legal limits. Clean Air Zones are in place to discourage the use of older, heavily-polluting vehicles in the UK What are Clean Air Zones? Clean […]

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Are you ready for the end of HGV annual testing exemptions?

Posted by Zoe on February 27, 2019.

Are you ready for the end of HGV annual testing exemptions?

The DVSA removed exemptions from annual testing for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from May last year. For HGV operators, vehicles which were previously exempt from annual testing must now have a valid test certificate in place. The enforcement of the ruling has had a phased roll-out. The roll-out began in May 2018 and has a fast-approaching […]

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Click-and-collect, free delivery & easy returns

Posted by Zoe on February 15, 2019.

Click-and-collect, free delivery & easy returns

How does your final-mile stack up in 2019? The 2019 Multichannel Retail Report highlights convenience and customer experience as the keys to success in the future of retail. The report describes 2018 as a turbulent year across the board. With closures and trouble for some of the big names, SMEs can use omnichannel to their advantage. Many […]

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Changes to Roadside Payments: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Zoe on February 7, 2019.

Changes to Roadside Payments: Everything You Need to Know

The DVSA have changed the way they take roadside payments from drivers. The announcement came in January and the change took place at the end of the month. The DVSA will no longer accept chip & PIN payments from drivers paying fixed penalty notices during roadside inspections. Instead, a system has been implemented by the […]

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Could ship from store give your retail business the competitive edge?

Posted by Zoe on February 6, 2019.

Could ship from store give your retail business the competitive edge?

Ship-from-store offers retailers and brands an innovative way to gain a competitive edge. Recently, Metapack released a whitepaper looking at the competitive advantage bricks-and-mortar retailers could gain by ‘Putting Stores Back to Work‘ through a ship-from-store model. Ship-from-store is a fulfilment model which allows brands and retailers to ship orders directly from their stores to consumers. […]

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Should you be worried about old tyres?

Posted by Zoe on February 5, 2019.

Should you be worried about old tyres?

Following the release of the updated guide to maintaining roadworthiness by the DVSA late last year there has been some debate amongst operators about the guidance surrounding old tyres. Specifically, the updated guide includes a section on tyres over 10 years old: “A robust tyre management system is essential for any professional vehicle operator and should […]

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#StreamTeam | January 2019

Posted by Zoe on January 31, 2019.

#StreamTeam | January 2019

In a new regular feature, the #StreamTeam will be sharing their wisdom on everything from tips for fleet managers and logistics planners to the wider news and challenges facing the transport sector, as well as updates on the Stream product suite and a behind-the-scenes look at what’s coming up. In this January 2019 edition, you’ll […]

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