Transports Blanchard Coutand (TBC) has implemented Trimble’s fleet management solution. The company had been using on-board IT devices for 13 years and decided it was time to update its telematics, move upmarket and access new traceability processes. In the summer of 2019, the carrier teamed with Trimble to equip its French operations in Saint Prouant (Vendée) and Nîmes (Gard). Today, its entire fleet has been equipped with Trimble’s on-board telematics devices.
“The consultation to select a new supplier lasted over a year,” said Sébastien Paillereau, the Administrative and Financial Director for TBC.
Purchasing a new fleet management solution was part of a complete overhaul of TBC’s IT system. Trimble was selected for its intrinsic performance levels as well as its interoperability with the company’s other applications – Andsoft’s Transport Management System and SOLID Expert, Trimble’s social data management software. In terms of the selection criteria, the Director specifically noted how easy the Trimble solution was to use.
“For the back office, Trimble’s solution was selected by our planning, administrative and fleet management departments. We conducted advanced demonstrations with FleetCockpit, Trimble’s fleet management software. The planners were heavily involved in our final decision.”
For employee management, the company selected SOLID, Trimble’s social data management solution.
“Secondly, the employee data is validated and archived by SOLID. The FleetWorks back-office application enables us to programme and automatically empty the memory of tachographs and driver cards. We were also pleased by the close collaboration between Trimble and Andsoft, which supplies our new transportation and fleet software, and we look forward to its planned rolled out at TBC during 2020. The applications communicate very well together.”
On the operational side, Yann Bossard was impressed by the quality of the FleetXPS tablet.
Packages are scanned individually and intensively at the rate of 100 to 150 units per day! We performed tests in various environments, including in near-darkness. The Trimble 2D barcode reader recorded the best results from our panel, even when the labels were folded or half torn. In addition, to provide proof of delivery, or record reservations, the Trimble tablet camera is also very effective.
About Transport Blanchard Coutand (TBC)
TBC has 96 motor vehicles and 245 drivers, generating more than €17 million in turnover in 2018. The company is involved in the transportation of industrial freight, refrigerated transportation, powders, equipment rental, chartering and home delivery as part of its Tred Union group’s Tred Chariot network. TBC is also part of the Trans Europe Meuble (TEM) network.