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

The Big Switch: Businesses moving to electric & low-emissions vehicles

Posted by Zoe on June 3, 2019.

The Big Switch: Businesses moving to electric & low-emissions vehicles

With the environment (and our need to protect it ) more and more in the public eye, business owners and fleet operators may be wondering how they can reduce their environmental impact. Transport remains the biggest emitting sector of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, with as much as 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Are you ready for the Smart Tachograph?

Posted by Zoe on May 23, 2019.

Are you ready for the Smart Tachograph?

From 15 June 2019, any newly registered vehicles requiring a tachograph to be fitted must use a type 1C unit tachograph – also known as a smart tachograph. Which vehicles need a smart tachograph? The rules affect any vehicle first registered on or after 15 June 2019, that requires a tachograph to be fitted. Whether […]

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The elephant in the truck: Commercial drivers & mental health

Posted by Zoe on May 16, 2019.

The elephant in the truck: Commercial drivers & mental health

This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about some of the ways fleet operators can help drivers better manage their mental health. Poor mental health is something that affects at least 1 in 4 of us each year, and almost one-third of truck drivers cite being away […]

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Get telematics data in Stream with Teletrac Navman

Posted by Zoe on .

Get telematics data in Stream with Teletrac Navman

Stream is now integrated with Teletrac Navman, so you can plan optimised routes; manage fleets and vehicle maintenance; track vehicles; and access powerful telematics data in a single system. The integration works with Stream, integrating with Teletrac Navman’s DIRECTOR product, a fleet management and vehicle tracking system which provides valuable data from drivers, vehicles and […]

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Have TMS systems become the most valuable part of the supply chain?

Posted by Zoe on March 28, 2019.

Have TMS systems become the most valuable part of the supply chain?

TMS systems: an essential part of your operation Transport Management Systems (TMS) have become the ‘must have’ component of the supply chain management software stack according to the Logistics Management’s TMS Market Update which revealed rapid growth in the adoption of TMS across the logistics, transportation and supply chain sector. Alongside Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems […]

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Are eCommerce & on-demand leading the way in workforce mobility?

Posted by Zoe on March 22, 2019.

Are eCommerce & on-demand leading the way in workforce mobility?

How ecommerce is driving the need for ever faster field operations Zebra Technologies this week released their latest vision study which looks at how leading organisations are using mobility and innovative technologies to meet ever increasing service expectation demands from consumers. After surveying 2,000 organisations, Zebra’s The Future of Field Operations Study outlines predictions for […]

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Commercial vehicle operators & Brexit

Posted by Zoe on March 19, 2019.

Commercial vehicle operators & Brexit

News, opinions and predictions on Brexit are changing almost hourly. Whichever side you come down on, the uncertainties surrounding Brexit are a concern. For organisations making deliveries and collections in Europe, the unpredictability can be worrying. While we can’t predict the future, we are able to share with you the latest Government guidelines for post-Brexit […]

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What are Clean Air Zones?

Posted by Zoe on March 8, 2019.

What are Clean Air Zones?

The UK government have introduced Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in a bid to improve air quality across the country. The CAZ tackle air pollution in the areas where it reaches legal limits. Clean Air Zones are in place to discourage the use of older, heavily-polluting vehicles in the UK What are Clean Air Zones? Clean […]

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Are you ready for the end of HGV annual testing exemptions?

Posted by Zoe on February 27, 2019.

Are you ready for the end of HGV annual testing exemptions?

The DVSA removed exemptions from annual testing for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from May last year. For HGV operators, vehicles which were previously exempt from annual testing must now have a valid test certificate in place. The enforcement of the ruling has had a phased roll-out. The roll-out began in May 2018 and has a fast-approaching […]

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Click-and-collect, free delivery & easy returns

Posted by Zoe on February 15, 2019.

Click-and-collect, free delivery & easy returns

How does your final-mile stack up in 2019? The 2019 Multichannel Retail Report highlights convenience and customer experience as the keys to success in the future of retail. The report describes 2018 as a turbulent year across the board. With closures and trouble for some of the big names, SMEs can use omnichannel to their advantage. Many […]

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