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

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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Planning and Tracking Deliveries using Google Maps

Posted by Zoe on May 10, 2018.

Planning and Tracking Deliveries using Google Maps

Accurate delivery tracking is essential for any business managing deliveries in their own vehicles – or those of sub-contractors and 3PL providers. In the past, delivery tracking would involve aligning GPS data with clunky map software, contacting drivers to ask where they were, and old-fashioned guesswork. But now that Stream Go is integrated with Google Maps, […]

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Another Step Forward in the Move to Electric Delivery Vehicles

Posted by Zoe on May 4, 2018.

Another Step Forward in the Move to Electric Delivery Vehicles

Good news for any operators with electric delivery vehicles, ‘alternative fuel’ vans or green fleets. The Department for Transport has this month updated their plans to allow drivers holding a category B (car) licence to operate heavier vans, provided they are fuelled by low-emissions technology. The move comes after much discussion about the “payload penalty”, which […]

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How to manage next-day deliveries

Posted by Zoe on April 9, 2018.

How to manage next-day deliveries

Brightpearl webinar recording: ‘Best practice for next day delivery’ We recently co-presented a webinar with our partners Brightpearl and our customer LOFT Interiors to discuss how businesses can easily implement next day delivery. In this post, we’ll go over some of the information and ideas discussed in the webinar, particularly around next-day delivery tracking and […]

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Electric Vehicles Won’t Run Out of Charge Mid-Delivery, with Stream’s Latest Route Optimisation Update

Posted by Zoe on March 27, 2018.

Electric Vehicles Won’t Run Out of Charge Mid-Delivery, with Stream’s Latest Route Optimisation Update

With the newest release of Stream’s award-winning logistics & transport management software, Stream Go, it is easier than ever to plan and optimise routes for electric delivery and commercial vehicles. Stream Go now takes electric vehicles’ range limits into account when planning and optimising delivery and collection routes. This ensures that sustainable vehicles can complete […]

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DVSA to launch Earned Recognition scheme at CV Show

Posted by Zoe on March 23, 2018.

DVSA to launch Earned Recognition scheme at CV Show

The Commercial Vehicle Show is the UK’s largest and best attended road transport and commercial vehicle show in Britain. Taking place on 24-26 April at the NEC in Birmingham, the Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 will bring together truck and van operators with suppliers and manufacturers for three days of networking and learning about news and trends across the […]

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Questions you should be asking in your Transport Management Software demo

Posted by Zoe on March 16, 2018.

Questions you should be asking in your Transport Management Software demo

Overseeing transportation and logistics for a busy, growing company can be complex. Managing drivers, vehicles and orders or jobs is a big task, whatever sector you operate in. In order to help you manage your logistics operations more efficiently and effectively, you may be starting to investigate putting a robust transport management system in place […]

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Demystifying the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness: Using Electronic Systems

Posted by Zoe on March 8, 2018.

Demystifying the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness: Using Electronic Systems

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is the document provided by the DVSA, to guide operators of commercial goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles. The document offers guidelines and best practices for operators to comply with laws around vehicle safety and maintenance. You can download a copy of the guide from the DVSA here. In previous […]

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What do Customers Expect from Deliveries in 2018?

Posted by Zoe on February 28, 2018.

What do Customers Expect from Deliveries in 2018?

MetaPack recently released their last report: ‘State of eCommerce Delivery’. The report is an annual study of consumers’ delivery expectations and experiences around eCommerce. You can download the full report from MetaPack here. The key findings of the report include an increasing demand from consumers for control and options about their delivery experience: “Demanding innovation […]

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