Fleet Management

What Is The Difference Between Digitisation and Digitalisation?

Academics love to quibble over definitions, but the two-letter difference between ‘digitisation’ and ‘digitalisation’ does have profound, real- world, significance. The currently accepted distinction comes from market researcher Gartner. It says that Digitisation “takes an analogue process and changes it to a digital form without changes to the process itself”. But Digitalisation “is the use of…

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A Collaborative Solution to Urban Last Mile Challenge?

According to the report ‘Making urban freight logistics more sustainable’, freight traffic accounts for 10-15% of urban kilometres travelled. Which doesn’t sound excessive until you realise that it represents 300-400 freight vehicle trips, per 100 people per day in, out, through or within a city. Many of these spend much of their time blocking roads to unload perhaps just one or two roll cages.

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Whitepaper: How Do We Achieve A Sustainable Future for Freight Transport?

The problem is simply stated. The European Commission reports that while road freight represents just 3% of vehicles, they account for 29% of road derived emissions. Consisting of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, but also pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen and particulates. Exhaust emissions aren’t the only issues either.  Fuel spills, tyre ‘crumb’, accidents, noise & vibration, congestion, infrastructure degradation… It all has a real impact on the health and well-being of people and the environment. Whether at local, regional or higher level it still says nothing of future ‘climate change’. Download our latest whitepaper, to learn what you can do today to start improving your sustainability profile.

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How Can The Transport Industry Overcome Brexit Challenges?

Much attention has been paid to the impact of new tariffs and duties on UK-EU freight post Brexit, but these are not the only issues. The European Commission has pointed out that without a deal, a range of UK-issued documents will no longer be recognised in the EU. These include Certificates of Professional Competence for drivers / transport managers, UK driving licenses and UK-issued Community licenses for hauliers.

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The Intelligent Route To Improve Transport Productivity

Can intelligent freight matching help boost UK productivity? If we measured it as GDP per hour worked, the UK’s productivity has pretty much flat-lined since 2008, and although recent figures suggest some improvement, we still lag well behind countries such as Germany and France. Many reasons are suggested, and few solutions have been proposed. But…

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Future Supply Chain Manager (only Millennials need apply)

The supply chain industry (particularly the freight transport sector) has, I think it is fair to say, been slow to adopt technology.  The tangible cost is a lack of increased efficiency (lower costs, emissions and congestion) and a greater dependency on ever scarcer resources (paper, good people, etc.).

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