Here's a collection of blog posts on logistics, vehicle & transport management software.
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 / […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Warehouse Management Systems added to Brightpearl and Veeqo
Brightpearl and Veeqo now both include warehouse management systems Ecommerce website: check. Multi-channel retail management: check. Omnichannel retail management: check. Delivery management: check. And now, through both Brightpearl and Veeqo retailers, wholesalers and distributors can manage their warehouse operations through one complete package. Both applications help businesses manage their back office operations and have recently […]
A Powerful System for Multi-Depot Delivery Scheduling
Do you manage orders, deliveries and vehicles for multiple depots? If you use tools like spreadsheets, calendars and paper planners to manage all of those moving parts centrally, your process will be highly involved, very complicated – and prone to mistakes. Or maybe you manage each depot individually? Treating each hub as a separate entity […]
Cut out Double Data Entry with Stream Go and Sage
If you’re already using Sage 50 or Sage Business Cloud Accounting for your back office system, integrating with Stream Go cuts down on the rekeying of data, improving accuracy whilst reducing the time spent on paperwork. Stream Go and Sage 50 can be integrated in two key ways: Create orders in Sage and push into […]
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 […]
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 […]