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Meacher chooses Quartex for satellite tracking

Continuing its policy of using leading edge technology to improve customer service, the Meachers Group has installed Internet based satellite tracking throughout its fleet. The award-winning Quartix vehicle tracking system ensures the company has real time information on its vehicles which is accessible online. A full log of vehicle activity is delivered by email every morning thereby enabling the company to monitor is service delivery to customers.

The information provided by the Quartix technology is helping Meachers reduce fuel costs, improve operating efficiency and safeguard both the vehicle and driver. It is also providing information regarding fuel efficiency, vehicle speeds, loading and unloading times and on time collection/delivery performance.

“The Quartix system gives us an instant, online snapshot of where any one of our vehicles is at any given time. It provides an accurate breakdown of the miles covered, the average speed, and whether or not they're using the direct route”, said Stuart Terris, Deputy Managing Director of Meachers Group. “It is working really well enabling us to identify any problems that may arise on the driver's route and resolving them with the driver or the customer.”

Over the past 9 months Meachers has invested in excess of £2.5 million in new vehicles and equipment, following the winning of a number of new contracts in a cross section of industries including aggregates, packaging, chemicals, plastics and marine. As well as investing in satellite tracking the company has also installed reversing cameras, and has updated its Warehouse Management Information System at the company's warehouse facilities in Southampton and Derby to provide staff and customers with greater control of stock levels and transactions.

Meachers continuing investment in new technology demonstrates its commitment to the use of IT in providing customers with leading edge solutions. Ends

About Meachers Group
Established for nearly 60 years the Meachers Group is the leading logistics company in the South of England. Based in Southampton and Derby the Group offers its customers a complete freight solution that includes transport, warehousing and freight forwarding as well as added value services.

Tel: 023 80739999
Fax: 023 80 740208
www.meachers.co.uk

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