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All Vehicles in Sight

For the freight forwarding company Trans-Nord, Convario developed position-tracking software to monitor vehicle routes and breaks.

Aims and Objectives

It is part of the daily business routine of the freight forwarder to route and manage the vehicles of their entire fleet efficiently. At the time, this required countless phone calls, which took up a lot of time and mostly only resulted in vague estimates. Accordingly, the aim was to establish improved visibility while at the same time significantly economizing on time without distracting drivers from their focus on the road.

Aims and Objectives at a Glance:

  • Real Time Fleet Visibility
  • Saving Time
  • Fewer phone calls leading to less distractions for the drivers

The Convario Solution

We created a web-interface that receives the current position of every vehicle via GPS and displays them on a map of Germany. The travel route of each vehicle is displayed indicating exactly how many times, where and for how long it stopped, in order to monitor adherence to mandatory breaks. To this end, Convario built a GPS-Tracker into each vehicle, which permanently and continuously transmits current positions to a specifically implemented web server. A specially designed back-end allows the freight forwarder to enter new vehicles and key information such as number plates etc.

Our Software at a Glance:

  • Display of Vehicle Positions on an Interactive Map
  • Route Indicator
  • Update Every 5 Seconds
  • Auto Detection of Breaks
  • Exact Calculations of Travel Time

Benefits of the Software

Since the implementation of our software, the freight forwarder has been able to coordinate the entirety of their vehicles considerably more target-oriented. Fewer empty runs happen and destinations can be reached faster. Travel time can now be assessed in real time and breaks can be planned accordingly.

The Benefits at a Glance:

  • Fewer Empty Runs
  • Faster Arrival at Destinations
  • Enhanced Vehicle and Driver Safety