Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Bowker improves fleet use with Masternaut


Bowker Transport Group has implemented Masternaut Three X’s fully integrated real-time vehicle tracking and delivery management system.

The company is using the web-based system to optimise the use of its fleet of rigid trucks and tractor units, and so far has seen performance gains and a reduction in engine idling, as well as fuel usage.

The system provides a live view of vehicles and drivers, which enables Bowker’s fleet management team to monitor actual progress against plans and schedules, which in turn has improved customer service.

Chris Kay, Bowker’s group IT manager, said: ““We are gaining a lot of benefits from the system – visibility of vehicles and drivers being the key to a very successful implementation, together with all the reporting functionality it provides. This allows us to constantly evaluate and improve our performance in terms of deliveries as well as vehicle usage – and has assisted in optimising the usage of the fleet.

“We needed a real-time system that would integrate easily with our Manpack3 transport system. The Masternaut tracking and X Delivery system was, therefore, a natural choice. The system is fully hosted, therefore, it is cost-effective and we don’t need to worry about software updates or other IT management as this is handled by Masternaut Three X.”