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

What Is The Real Cost Of Failed Deliveries?

Posted by Zoe on February 21, 2018.

What Is The Real Cost Of Failed Deliveries?

Missed deliveries may be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming aspects of online shopping – both for consumers and for retailers. In fact, research from PCA Predict found that failed and late deliveries pose a significant cost to more than 65% of businesses. This is especially frustrating for retailers using their own vehicles to make their […]

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What Does DVSA Earned Recognition Mean for You?

Posted by Zoe on February 15, 2018.

What Does DVSA Earned Recognition Mean for You?

Earned Recognition scheme for vehicle operators was first discussed last year (we covered the introduction of the scheme, and what it could mean for drivers and operators previously). The scheme is an initiative from the DVSA, whereby drivers and operators can opt to achieve Earned Recognition status, by sharing tachograph and maintenance data with the […]

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Next Day Delivery Made Easy With Brightpearl & Stream Go

Posted by Zoe on February 8, 2018.

Next Day Delivery Made Easy With Brightpearl & Stream Go

Next day delivery for retailers with their own vehicles We’re taking part in a webinar about fulfilling the next day delivery promise, with leading omni-channel retail management software provider, Brightpearl and our customer LOFT Interiors, who provide a one-stop furniture solution for the residential property industry on Thursday 22nd February at 2pm GMT. Register here to attend. Most […]

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Stream Go’s Newest Feature: The Progress Monitor

Posted by Zoe on February 1, 2018.

Stream Go’s Newest Feature: The Progress Monitor

Track drivers, vehicles and orders with the Progress Monitor, the latest feature developed for Stream Go logistics & transport management software. Stream’s Progress Monitor acts as a visual dashboard for your business. The progress monitor is designed to be displayed on any screen (monitor or TV etc.) in your office or logistics hub, so everyone […]

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How to Persuade Management That You Need a Better System for Completing Vehicle Checks

Posted by Zoe on November 8, 2017.

How to Persuade Management That You Need a Better System for Completing Vehicle Checks

Using an app for daily walkaround checks, and a back-office system which also manages overall vehicle maintenance, can improve walkaround check systems, with multiple benefits, for drivers undertaking walkaround checks; for the maintenance team carrying out vehicle repairs; for management responsible for the overall fleet; and for business systems as a whole. By using an […]

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What is the Difference Between a Touch Mobile Computer and a PDA?

Posted by Zoe on November 6, 2017.

What is the Difference Between a Touch Mobile Computer and a PDA?

When the time comes around to replacing or upgrading the hardware in your business, the options can seem endless. We’ve discussed some of the key considerations when upgrading driver phones; the merits of using Android, over other OS (operating systems); and what makes enterprise-grade devices stand out over consumer smartphones. Both the STREAM Mobile Driver […]

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Demystifying the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness: Regular & First Use Checks

Posted by Zoe on October 25, 2017.

Demystifying the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness: Regular & First Use Checks

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is the DVSA’s official guidance document for fleet operators. It is used by businesses and managers in charge of operating a fleet, to understand the regulations and best practice guidance for maintaining the compliance, safety, and roadworthiness of their vehicles. In a previous post, we covered the section of the […]

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How to Efficiently Manage Vehicles and Drivers as Operations Grow

Posted by Zoe on October 19, 2017.

How to Efficiently Manage Vehicles and Drivers as Operations Grow

Nobody can argue that a growing business is a good thing. Orders increase, profits go up and staff morale is likely to improve. But, as a business making deliveries in your own vehicles, growth not only means more orders but more vehicles, more drivers and more complex runs. This added layer of complexity, as businesses […]

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Proximity, An Post and DB Schenker Win Major International Post & Parcel Technology Award

Posted by Zoe on October 3, 2017.

Proximity, An Post and DB Schenker Win Major International Post & Parcel Technology Award

Earlier this week, Proximity, the designers and developers of Stream, An Post and DB Schenker were announced as the winners of Post and Parcel Technology International’s New Business Diversification of the Year award at an awards ceremony in Geneva. Proximity were shortlisted for the award, as part of a new venture with An Post, the […]

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How VanPimps Used STREAM and Veeqo to Improve Order and Delivery Management

Posted by Zoe on September 5, 2017.

How VanPimps Used STREAM and Veeqo to Improve Order and Delivery Management

As businesses grow, investment in technology becomes essential. Omnichannel retailers typically need software to help manage inventory, orders, and deliveries. For businesses delivering bulky or awkward items, the use of couriers is impractical, and the need for investment becomes far more complex, in order to improve order & delivery management. What systems should omnichannel retailers […]

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