Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

True visibility across the supply chain

BT Group subsidiary Transcomm UK has launched TrakIT, a portfolio of managed product and service options designed to provide fleet operators of all sizes with historical and real-time location data. With three flexible service options, TrakIT will deliver immediate savings to fleet operators by reducing overtime, facilitating compliance with the EU Working Time Directive and duty of care legislation, reducing unnecessary mileage and unauthorised use of the vehicles.

It will also improve productivity through better fleet planning and control, and enhanced security to reduce the amount of goods lost in transit and insurance claims.

Recognising the different needs of fleet operators across the transport, logistics and distribution sectors, Transcomm has developed three service packs:

  • TrakIT Monitor – a web-based solution that logs vehicle movement through online reports.
  • TrakIT Fleet – an autonomous fleet management solution for corporate customers that optimises operations, enhances customer services and increases levels of security through comprehensive real time asset information such as, driver identification through RFID tags, vehicle location and driver timesheet reports.
  • TrakIT Enterprise – a modular and user-defined supply chain management solution that delivers increased ROI and improves business performance management with route scheduling, real-time proof of delivery, mobile data terminal support, goods tracking and linking to existing legacy systems.

By implementing a TrakIT solution Transcomm’s customers benefit from a fixed monthly cost with no upfront fees for installation. The TrakIT solutions, based on Transcomm’s secure and wireless network infrastructure and hosting services, are scalable and underpinned by the company’s fully managed and pro-active service delivery, dedicated customer care and guaranteed service level agreements.

Kevin McNulty, chief executive officer of Transcomm UK, says: “Providing reliable and timely information on fleet performance is a must for progressive transport and distribution organisations that need to enhance customer service. EU legislation is forcing organisations to have tighter controls over working hours and duty of care for employees. It would be a huge mistake to do ‘just enough’ to comply when organisations in the transport, logistics and distribution sectors could maximise their efforts and truly benefit the business’ bottom line with true visibility across the supply chain.”

The TrakIT portfolio is underpinned by the combination of Transcomm’s robust business-critical data only network with the flexibility and coverage of its recently launched GPRS network.