Transport giant adopts new system

Jan 24, 2008

The Milton Keynes company’s Active Transport Management System, which provides real-time vehicle tracking and transport management, is set to transform Eddie Stobart’s transport efficiency.

For the first time, Eddie Stobart planners will be able to dispatch jobs automatically to drivers, receive automatic progress updates, and maintain continually updated visibility of whole-fleet and individual-driver performance.

Pilot studies have indicated that Eddie Stobart’s adoption of ATMS will yield immediate benefits.
A spokesman said that the system would increase operational effectiveness, improve driver safety and working conditions, while also decreasing carbon emissions by minimising the number of miles run.

Eddie Stobart, whose customers include Tesco, Coca-Cola, Knauf, Nestlé, Crown and Sara Lee, employs more than 1,200 drivers operating from a network of 28 transport depots across the UK. Isotrak has already installed tracking hardware in 800 of Stobart’s 1000-strong articulated fleet.

The contract, Isotrak’s haulage industry début, complements its UK market leading position in retail distribution with companies such as Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Isotrak sales and marketing director Craig Sears-Black said: “It’s a great honour for Isotrak to make its début in general haulage with Eddie Stobart, one of Britain’s premier haulage organisations.

“”Our unique blend of transport-industry know-how, and straightforward ‘it just works’ technology, has now been proven the ideal transport management tool not only for large retail and tanker fleets, but also the wider haulage market as a whole.”””

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