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Despite an economic headwind, Dutch transporters continue to make strong investments in information and communication technology for trucks, such as on-board computers. This equipment can help improve operational efficiency as well as customer service. A number of transporters have recently chosen to acquire or update Trimble’s CarCube, including Van den Broek Logistics, Van Houte Openeer, Alphatrans, Verwaal Transport, Westdijk Transport, Wesseling Transport, D.J. Middelkoop, Rensink Almelo, Otten Hoogeveen, Heitink Transport, Van Driegroep (Navobi) Ermelo and Koos van Gaalen (Poeldijk).
Key factors which contributed to Trimble’s top rating were its global presence, its increasing subscriber base, its ability to address multiple vertical sectors, strong technological innovation in its service and hardware offerings, plus its secure financial position.
The Trimble company has announced today that the Portuguese firm Transportes Joao Amaral (TJA) with headquarters in Estarreja, Aveiro, is currently installing Trimble’s fleet management system CarCube, in order to provide further equipment for their fleet of trucks for long distance travel. The company is specialized in refrigerated storage, general goods and transportation of chemical products and fuels.
Trimble Transport & Logistics and Geotracer have formed a partnership. This partnership does not only allow Trimble’s office staff to view driver and vehicle data but also provides back-office staff with information about the trailer and the load. If an incident occurs, the dispatcher will automatically be alerted. From now on, customers will receive their information from one source instead of two.
Trimble Transport & Logistics presents several new features of the FleetCockpit. Trips or via-points offer dispatchers a good view of the various tasks for one trip. The ‘Corridoring’ function allows both schedulers and drivers to view the route a transport should follow. To have a better control of the costs of transports, a digital representation of the route has been combined with the ‘Ecotaxe’. The advantage of this for companies is that they are shown for which routes they have to pay.
Van Reenen of Barneveld has equipped trucks acquired in its takeover of Boekhout Distributie with the Trimble CarCube. The installation of the on-board computers in dozens of lorries marks the end of an extremely busy period. The logistics service provider has integrated Boekhout's activities as effectively as possible into its own ongoing processes.
To simplify installation of the telematics app FleetXps for its customers, Trimble is now offering a webshop. Customer-specific access data ensures full data synchronisation between the customer account and the Android app. The company, which has its German headquarters in Münster, will present all other innovations relating to mobile telematics solutions at LogiMat 2013 in Stuttgart, Stand 365/Hall 5, from 19 to 21 February.
Contract logistics services provider GREIWING is equipping 200 vehicles with the latest-generation version of the CarCube on board computer. By this move, the international bulk specialist reiterates its faith in the integrated solution from Trimble Transport & Logistics as a fleet management tool. GREIWING has been using the total package solution since 2008, now the more advanced developments such as truck navigation and remote readouts of driver card and mass storage media are to be added as well. Trimble, which has its German headquarters in Münster, will present its telematics solutions at LogiMAT 2013 in Stuttgart from 19 to 21 February at Stand 365/Hall 5.
Just before the end of 2012, the TDL Group in Houthalen signed an agreement for the installation of 300 Trimble CarCube onboard computers. CEO Stefan Wijns says about the choice for the introduction of the CarCube at the logistics service provider: “They enable us to respond even quicker and we certainly believe that we can make savings with this device. It was high time to invest in this telematic solution.”
Over the summer months Zandbergen’s Transport fitted all its lorries with the newest version of the CarCube from Trimble, cementing the haulage contractor's years of trust in Trimble. The installation of the third generation CarCube on-board computers enables the company to increase driving efficiency, thus delivering percentage savings on fuel consumption. “The CarCubes also supply us with more information about drivers' driving hours and driving behaviour”, says Jos Zandbergen, director of the company.