Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Masternaut develops a cool tracking system

Masternaut has developed a specialised satellite tracking system for its contract with Healthcare Logistics. The system links to temperature sensors on chilled transport vehicles, allowing their movements and load compartment temperatures to be live monitored via the web.

The Healthcare Logistics chilled fleet carries sensitive medicines such as vaccines.

Masternaut is linked to Transcan temperature logging and control equipment and includes in-cab data communication and navigation using Handheld Products 7900 devices. The handhelds link to onboard telematics and sensors via a dashboard cradle electronic delivery manifests are received directly from a UPSLT RoadNet scheduling system. Drivers are then guided to each delivery through on-screen maps and voice commands.

Healthcare Logistics is expanding its fleet to more than 200, with around half the fleet equipped for both ambient and chilled temperature transport. The company delivers pharmaceuticals and healthcare products to every hospital and every wholesaler every day, with many deliveries also to pharmacies, health centres and direct to homes. Navigation is seen as particularly useful for managing pharmacy and home deliveries.