The two freight trading platforms run by Transport Exchange Group, Courier and Haulage Exchange has been in operation for almost fifteen years, but since implementing telematics, it’s been able to take things to a whole new level. Thanks to striking deals with third party telematics providers it’s been able to offer up to date and to the minute tracking of packages and cargo throughout the network and on top of that, implement already existing telematics offerings with its own service.
The bottom line, is that it’s about making the courier business less luck based. That’s the key point Blue Whale Logistics’ John Adams made when we quizzed him about his experience with Transport Exchange Group.
“In the haulage and courier business, you hear people talking about how they got a nice long job, and then another one comes in collecting nearby and going in the same direction. That is the element of luck,” he said. “But if you are a courier and haulage business that is not fully utilising your fleet capacity, using vehicle tracking with the freight exchange platform is a much easier and more reliable way to make sure you are in the right place at the right time.”
But the benefits aren’t just felt by the members. There has been a significant benefits for the telematics partners too.
“We have an excellent working relationship and through it we’ve both generated new business, for us and our customers,” said European Business Development Manager at Navman Wireless, John Merrill.
Transport Exchange Group is paving the way for collaborative business that is seeing many companies, regardless of whether they’re members or high profile partners, boost their profits and offer a more efficient service to their customers.