Linde develops social distancing app

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Linde Material Handling has introduced a “Truck Call” app to support social distancing protocols in the warehouse.

The app features include remote communication with suppliers, reduction of direct contact between logistics staff, and offers digital call functions, and the option to repeat jobs based on a predefined favourite option.

Hoyame Saber, business solutions director at Linde Material Handling, said: “As we start to exit lockdown, many businesses will be faced with a logistical challenge – how do we return to business as usual while still observing the social distancing procedures necessary to protect the health and safety of our employees?

“Just as technology has been key to enabling many businesses to operate remotely during the pandemic, it also has a role to play in helping businesses return to normal following the outbreak.

“The Truck Call app works in a similar way to modern taxi apps like Uber, where the taxi company receives a request for a pick-up which is then sent out to all the company’s drivers until one accepts the order. Not only does this simplify and speed up communication between fleet managers and drivers, it does so remotely without the need for personal contact between the two.”

Linde is offering the app for free for six months.

Linde Material Handling (stand 512,610) will be at IntraLogisteX 2020, which will take place on 28 and 29 July at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The show moved to July in the light of measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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