Pall-Ex, the UK’s leading palletised freight distribution network, has rolled out new PDA devices amongst its drivers.
The company has issued Motorola ES400 devices to its members to help increase service levels and the efficiency of its freight delivery.
Using the devices, drivers scan consignments at the delivery point and along with proof of delivery information the data is transmitted in real time using 3G mobile technology, directly to Pall-Ex’s TWINE IT system. This scan data compliments the already detailed depot and hub location scanning, helping to avoid discrepancies, boost efficiency and provide complete transparency of a consignment’s journey through the network as it happens.
“Pall-Ex partners using the new system have told us how it has improved their service,” said Adrian Russell, managing director of Pall-Ex.
“The system allows members to take pictures of freight to provide evidence of condition and location. Additionally the PDA’s will enable time and delivery stamping.”
David McDonald, operations manager at Port of Tyne Distribution Ltd is one of the Pall-Ex members using the new devices, he says:
“The PDA units are so easy to use and sync very quickly each morning. This cuts out the inputting of the POD’s and gives any depot chasing a delivery instant visibility, thus cutting down the chasing of ETAs etc.”