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The True Cost of Bridge Strikes (And How To Avoid Them)

The True Cost of Bridge Strikes (And How To Avoid Them)

A Freedom of Information request submitted by Stream to Network Rail has revealed a series of noteworthy statistics associated with bridge strikes across the UK. A bridge strike is defined as an incident in which a vehicle, its load, or equipment collides with a bridge. Most of these incidents occur where roads pass under railway […]

Navigation & GPS Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Joe Whitehurst on February 1, 2024.
Beyond Barcodes: Unleashing the Invisible Power of IoT for Smarter, Seamless Logistics

Beyond Barcodes: Unleashing the Invisible Power of IoT for Smarter, Seamless Logistics

You might have heard about the Internet of Things or IoT at some point. It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but it’s a reality changing how things operate. We see this in every aspect of our business operations: finance, marketing, client management, and logistics. In this article, we look at how the Internet […]

Last Mile Delivery Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Logistics News Posted by Rob Spivey on January 9, 2024.
​​The Future is Cloud-Based: 5 Reasons Why for Modern Logistics

​​The Future is Cloud-Based: 5 Reasons Why for Modern Logistics

Digitalization, paired with globalization, has created a concoction of epic proportions: a world alive and connected. Today, we see transactions and exchanges that would drop people’s jaws from only a decade ago. And as goods move around, logistics now plays a crucial role in ensuring that people and organizations continue moving products safely and accurately. […]

Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Logistics News Supply Chain Posted by Joe Whitehurst on January 8, 2024.
November’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

November’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

British Land Secures Planning for Net Zero Urban Logistics Hub in Central London Paddington Central’s 5 Kingdom Street logistics hub (The Box). Source: British Land One of the UK’s leading property development and investment companies, The British Land Company plc, has secured planning approval for a 121,000 ft² eco-friendly logistics hub in Paddington Central, which […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Last Mile Delivery Supply Chain Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on December 22, 2023.
How Supply Chain Innovation Will Enable Next-generation Healthcare

How Supply Chain Innovation Will Enable Next-generation Healthcare

How Supply Chain Innovation Will Enable Next-generation Healthcare A report by DHL, Delivering Next-Level Healthcare, has analysed how supply chain and logistics innovations are facilitating new approaches to healthcare. Healthcare systems across the globe are changing rapidly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Accessibility, efficiency, and depth of choice have come increasingly into focus, […]

Delivery Management Last Mile Delivery Supply Chain Posted by Joe Whitehurst on December 18, 2023.
What are the Differences Between Route Planning & Route Optimisation?

What are the Differences Between Route Planning & Route Optimisation?

Route planning and route optimisation are two closely related concepts that are frequently used throughout logistics and transportation management, but they have distinct differences and functionalities and shouldn’t be confused with one another.  With that in mind, here are their definitions for clarity: Route planning is the process of initially planning the shortest route between […]

Last Mile Delivery Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Navigation & GPS Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Joe Whitehurst on .
Email and Text Notifications: The Secret to Happy Customers

Email and Text Notifications: The Secret to Happy Customers

We’ve all been there. That all-important delivery was supposed to arrive between 6 a.m. and 12 noon. You’ve rearranged plans and waited at home all morning for it to arrive. Now it’s three in the afternoon, there’s been no sign of your delivery and you’ve been on hold with the delivery company’s customer services department […]

Uncategorized Posted by Paul on December 13, 2023.
How Order & Delivery Tracking Can Improve Your Logistics Operations

How Order & Delivery Tracking Can Improve Your Logistics Operations

Improve customer satisfaction and improve operational efficiency with order and delivery tracking software Order and delivery tracking is at the core of logistics operations. Without tracking orders and deliveries, you have zero visibility over your goods between them leaving the warehouse and arriving with the customer. You can’t give customers accurate ETAs. You can’t locate […]

Uncategorized Posted by Paul on November 22, 2023.
October’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

October’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

New MegaWatt Charging System Set to Accelerate EV Adoption from 2024 Kempower MegaWatt Charging System. Source: Kempower A new MegaWatt Charging System (MCS) is set to be introduced in the UK in Q1 2020. Experts deem the impending addition of MCS to UK roads as key to accelerating EV adoption, particularly of electric HGVs (eHGVs). […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on November 1, 2023.
Route Planning: How to Save Time, Money (and the Planet)

Route Planning: How to Save Time, Money (and the Planet)

Do you remember the days of trying to unfold and read an unwieldy paper A-Z in the front of the car? Maybe you used to plan your journey in Google Maps and take along reams of A4 printouts. Or did you just wing it, using only your wits and razor-sharp sense of direction to get […]

Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Paul on October 25, 2023.
What is Route Planning?

What is Route Planning?

‘By failing to plan, you are preparing to fail’ Route planning plays a key role throughout logistics, particularly when multiple deliveries are made in a run and multiple routes are therefore used. It creates a number of logistical complexities that a Transport Planner, Logistics Planner, or their equivalent in an organisation are there to solve. […]

Delivery Management Last Mile Delivery Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Route Optimisation & Planning Supply Chain Posted by Joe Whitehurst on October 23, 2023.
NEW: Runs List Layout

NEW: Runs List Layout

The Runs list layout has a whole new look and feel, transforming the way you view and manage your delivery and collection runs in Stream. Who’s it for? The new Runs list layout will become the default setting for all Stream users and will play a big role in helping your transport planners to view, […]

Stream Product Updates Posted by Rob Spivey on .
September’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

September’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

Milking It: Milk & More Reduces Fleet Costs by £2m After Electrifying Fleet Milk & More electric float. Source: Milk & More Online artisan grocery delivery store Milk & More has put the potential cost-saving benefits of EVs into perspective after they announced that transitioning their entire fleet to electric vehicles has saved the company […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on October 9, 2023.
August’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

August’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup (2023)

Major Stakeholders in the UK Automotive Supply Chain Call for More EV Transition Support At the annual Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) conference, key  stakeholders in the UK’s automotive supply chain, including DHL Supply Chain, Alexander Dennis, and Volvo Trucks, aired concerns that a concerted cross-party government effort is required to upscale the […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on September 8, 2023.
What are Empty Miles in Logistics?

What are Empty Miles in Logistics?

Empty miles in logistics are a circumstance that has long plagued the transportation industry, but those who are not familiar with the concept may be wondering: What are empty miles in logistics? What are the side effects of empty miles? And finally, how do transportation and logistics companies avoid empty miles? Well luckily, we’ve dived […]

Delivery Management Fleet Management Last Mile Delivery Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Route Optimisation & Planning Supply Chain Posted by Joe Whitehurst on September 4, 2023.
July’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

July’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Drivetrain News Roundup

Anticipated Surge in Electric Truck Charging Demand to Hit Europe A recent report by Arthur D Little anticipates that there will be a consistent, year-on-year surge in electric truck charging demand in Europe. This demand is predicted to result in the number of currently installed charging units across Europe, currently 10,000, increasing to 400,000 by […]

Electric Vehicles & Alternative Drivetrains Sustainability Posted by Joe Whitehurst on August 14, 2023.