DFDS Logistics

May 09 2014 GPS Trailer Tracking brandcases,

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DFDS is a leading European refrigerated trailer operator with over 700 trailers in Belfast alone. They use Trailermatics to get real-time information about idle assets; trailers that did not move for 48+ hours.

Downtime in the transport and logistics industry is very costly, and DFDS had limited information on how long trailers had been standing still in remote locations. Novacom delivered inside Trailermatics an Idle Asset report that provides details on any trailer that has not moved (idle assets). In the report that can be viewed on-line and exported in HTML, PDF or Excel, you will see the trailer’s position, the customer zone or shipping port and details about the last movement. The Idle Asset report can be configured to meet your business needs. For example; DFDS can monitor with one press of a button if they have the correct number of dropped trailers at the customer zone.

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Idle Asset reports are automatically generated into Excel and PDF and twice a day sent to the Operational teams. Their task is to ensure all free trailers are fully utilized. DFDS aim to keep trailers that haven’t moved for a maximum of 3 days to a minimum. Fleet manager Matt Reeve: “Only 1 week into receiving the report we find ourselves already, with less than 2% of the fleet ever exceeding this. Our operational teams take full advantage of targeting these highlighted trailers as a major priority every day. Reducing downtime and increasing utilization by only small percentages can have a massive effect on weekly roundtrip volumes and so impacts very quickly on margins. We believe that Novacom and their Trailermatics are the right tracking solution for DFDS Logistics (Belfast).”

If you like to know more about your Idle Assets; ask for a free demo. Contact us via the contact screen or mail info@trailermatics.com and improve down-time on your idle assets.