Palletforce, the award-winning palletised freight network, has successfully completed a multi-million pound project – giving all of its members access to a highly-advanced ePOD (Electronic Proof of Delivery) facility used as part of the Palletforce-owned Alliance IT system.
In its biggest ever single technology investment, the network set aside £2million to ensure market-leading ePOD technology could be instantly on hand for all of its 85 member haulage companies.
This has resulted in the system being rolled out across the UK in ‘record time’ – within just six months – and now members and their customers are benefiting from the best technology available.
Dave Holland, Palletforce’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: "We have invested in the very best quality technology and developed a progressive ePOD system that is so advanced that our members have found it utterly compelling.
"That’s led to impressive and instant uptake across the entire network – propelling what we can offer end customers to an unrivalled level in our sector."
Palletforce has given its members ‘instant ePOD’ without the hassle. The ePOD devices link into the network’s highly-acclaimed Alliance IT system and can crucially offer ‘proof of location’ with accurate timestamps and signatures – a unique and innovative service for customers.
Dean Hughes, Palletforce IT Director, said: "With Palletforce’s Alliance ePOD we have, in effect, given our members a ‘depot-in-a-box’.
"We’ve made it easy to introduce ePOD – and because it’s part of our own Alliance IT system, it’s portable, flexible and there are no boundaries to overcome."
Palletforce Chief Executive Michael Conroy added: "Palletforce is entrusted by its members to ensure our network is number one – and this major ePOD initiative gives us a firm foundation to build on our market-leading position in terms of quality, innovation and efficiency.
"By embracing the latest, market-leading technology we continue to underpin our network’s highly-prized reputation for providing the best service from our already world-class Hub.
"We are particularly proud of our Alliance ePOD as it boasts unique features including ‘proof of location’ which sets it apart and gives our members a dominant position; ultimately that means peace of mind for them and the best service for their customers.
"This really is just the beginning of our on-going commitment to investing in technology innovation and we look forward to exciting times ahead."