Premier Logistics, the Leicestershire based distribution and warehousing specialists are celebrating their 10th anniversary and since their inception have seen the vehicle fleet grow from just one van to over 200 trucks and trailers. Now, with the assistance of vehicle tracking and fleet management specialists, Verilocation, the company reports improved efficiency, better fleet control and economies across the board.
Delivering throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe, Premier Logistics’ 24 hour trunking, container shipping and groupage services are supported by cross-docking, automated picking and extensive warehousing operations in Barden, Leicestershire and Reading.
“As we enter our tenth year”, says Commercial Manager Mark Steel, “our fleet has continued to expand in line with the new services and markets which we now serve. We made the decision over two years ago to work with Verilocation so that we could offer our customers greater transparency, control and efficiency on a day to day basis.”
“The fleet management system was installed with no interruption to our business and it bolted onto our existing traffic office procedures.” continues Mark Steel, “Since then, we have benefited from live tracking and telematics reporting across the fleet. This gives us the management information to integrate a range of cost saving measures – from automatic route planning and geofencing to driver education and training. Furthermore, using GPS real time tracking, we can let our customers know precisely when deliveries and collections are expected and through the on-board CANbus technology and fuel analysis, achieve actual MPG improvements which, in turn, helps us to remain competitive on our customers’ behalf. Moreover, we benefit from reduced CO2 emissions and less vehicle wear and tear.”
The system also facilitates a web-based ‘track & trace’ service which provides PODs within 5 seconds from the drivers’ PDA. Meanwhile, the customer portal allows customers to book all jobs online, directly with the Premier Logistics’ operations team.
Premier Logistics also report time savings from the automated booking system, which allows specific jobs to be allocated in a fraction of the time previously required. Plus, every customer can be provided with a full audit trail for each vehicle journey and with reduced administration, the margin for error is greatly reduced.
In addition to providing fleet management services for tractive units, Verilocation is supplying Premier Logistics with real-time GPS trailer tracking and monitoring.
“This is another bonus which comes with our ongoing partnership.” adds Mark Steel. “The trailer tracking gives us and our customers an additional degree of assurance regarding trailer whereabouts and security. Like the entire innovative app’s designed by Verilocation, it adds up to increased fleet efficiency, which is paramount in today’s ever stringent and competitive transport industry”
To support Premier Logistics on an ongoing basis, Verilocation provide a one-to-one technical advisory service, which can be called upon to answer queries and assist with everyday issues should they arise.