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

What does eCommerce Delivery look like in 2019?

Posted by Zoe on December 7, 2018.

What does eCommerce Delivery look like in 2019?

In previous years, we’ve looked at how the delivery experience can impact the overall customer experience, and how going above-and-beyond on the delivery promise can act as a differentiator for retailers in today’s competitive marketplace. The latest State of eCommerce Delivery report from Metapack only confirms the continuation of the trend towards customer-centric delivery: “61% […]

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Achieve fast & frictionless delivery in the direct-to-consumer model

Posted by Zoe on November 30, 2018.

Achieve fast & frictionless delivery in the direct-to-consumer model

The retail landscape seems to be going through something of an existential crisis. Everywhere you turn, you’re faced with news of doom and gloom for retail and the high-street. From the retailers struggling under mounting pressure to the stores folding under the strain, the future looks bleak for retailers who aren’t willing to move with the times. But there […]

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What is a grey fleet?

Posted by Zoe on November 23, 2018.

What is a grey fleet?

What is a grey fleet? RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) define the grey fleet as: “Individuals who drive their own vehicles for work purposes” As a manager or business owner, your grey fleet is made up of any vehicles used within your business which are owned by the driver or operator […]

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Stream achieves Great User Experience 2018 Award

Posted by Zoe on November 14, 2018.

Stream achieves Great User Experience 2018 Award

Stream Check, our fleet management and vehicle maintenance software, has been featured in a comprehensive review by FinancesOnline, and recognised with awards in the Great User Experience and Rising Star categories. Stream Check was designed for ease-of-use, so to be recognised with a user experience award is a real achievement. The browser-based back-office system and a driver app are […]

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Learn more about the future of logistics

Posted by Paul on October 26, 2018.

Learn more about the future of logistics

What is the future of logistics? A day doesn’t go by without mention of how technology is going to revolutionise the logistics industry. Artificial intelligence (AI). Vehicle automation. ‘Uberisation’ of deliveries. Drones. Electric vehicles for first and last mile logistics. On 14 November, some of the sectors leading visionaries and innovators will gather at the […]

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New features added to Stream

Posted by Paul on October 17, 2018.

New features added to Stream

What’s new in Stream It has been a busy month for new features and functionality added to both Stream Go and Stream Check. Here’s a brief summary of what’s been added. Vehicle bookings calendar A calendar view has been added to Stream Check’s vehicle and asset management module, so you can easily view bookings/ inspections / […]

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How to use barcodes with delivery tracking software

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How to use barcodes with delivery tracking software

For small businesses with a lighter delivery load, barcode scanning may seem unnecessary. But what happens as those small businesses grow, expanding to multiple product lines and various routes each day? When deliveries are going smoothly, and you have a tracking system in place, delivery management can still be simple at scale. But what happens when a […]

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Should vans have the same check procedure as HGVs?

Posted by Zoe on October 10, 2018.

Should vans have the same check procedure as HGVs?

Managing every vehicle type, and maintaining compliance and safety check procedures for each can be complicated. Where do you start? What daily checks and regular service needs to be in place for each vehicle type? We know that a daily walkaround check process is a requirement for HGVs. The Gov.uk HGV driver’s daily walkaround check guide is […]

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How are low and zero emissions vehicles impacting the UK today?

Posted by Zoe on October 3, 2018.

How are low and zero emissions vehicles impacting the UK today?

A report from the Department for Transport estimates that the global market for low and zero emissions vehicles could reach between £1 and 2 trillion per year by 2030. That’s just 12 years away – if it sounds far off, remember that twelve years ago was only 2006. Daniel Craig was making his debut as James Bond […]

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O-Licenses for 2018 in Numbers

Posted by Zoe on September 18, 2018.

O-Licenses for 2018 in Numbers

About the Traffic Commissioners’ annual report The UK traffic commissioner has published the latest statistics for O-licence holders in the UK. You can view the full report here. The statistics are gathered by the Traffic Commissioners of Great Britain, the independent regulators for the HGV and PSV industries and professional drivers. The body represents a model of […]

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