Devising ‘Drop and Go’ logistics for Covid-19

Devising ‘Drop and Go’ logistics for Covid-19

date24 March 2020

What constitutes drop and go and why do it? Drop and Go protects your drivers and the people they are delivering to. It maintains the recommended 2 metre social distance. There are a couple of practical aspects to this. If the person receiving the parcel is at home then a ring of the doorbell, putting the parcel at the threshold and then standing back 2 metres will be a straightforward drop off situation. But if someone is really unwell then you might not see anyone at the door. In these cases, you are going to be leaving the parcel in a safe place. You may need to be clear about what is a safe place in your communications – will you make exceptions at the moment?  Read More >>

Touchstar: Official statement on COVID-19

Touchstar: Official statement on COVID-19

date18 March 2020

In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Touchstar Technologies has issued a statement to outline measures that are being taken to safeguard employee and customer well-being. Read More >>

Acorn Industrial Services chose PODStar system

Acorn Industrial Services chose PODStar system

date11 March 2020

Background Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is part of Axel Johnson International, a global industrial group of more than 120 companies in 28 countries. Acorn sought a system that would optimise its delivery operations. After an extensive and thorough examination of available systems the Acorn management team selected the ‘PODStar’ Electronic Proof of Delivery system from Manchester-based Touchstar Technologies.  Read More >>

Habits of effective fleet managers

Habits of effective fleet managers

date04 March 2020

Whether a fleet manager has been in the position for two years or two decades, there’s always more to learn. Developing particular working practices can make the changeable nature of fleet management easier to navigate. So, besides maintaining relevant industry knowledge and experience, what are the habits fleet managers should adopt? Read More >>

UK CV manufacturing falls 7.8% in 2019

UK CV manufacturing falls 7.8% in 2019

date03 February 2020

The UK commercial vehicle manufacturing sector fell by 7.8% in 2019, according to new figures, with model changeovers, variable fleet buying patterns and regulatory issues blamed for the decline. In all, 78,270 were produced in 2019, compared to 84,888 in 2018, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).  Read More >>