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Best Practices for Temperature-Sensitive Shipments

By Astrata Europe on Mar 18, 2024 10:32:27 AM

Global trade means that goods are often transported over long distances. What does this mean for temperature-sensitive goods? How can you ensure goods are kept at the right temperature? In this blog we highlight the challenges, technological solutions and innovations in cold chain logistics.

Topics: Transport & logistics ColdLinc
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By Astrata Europe on Mar 12, 2024 12:22:24 PM

Fleet management is the process of overseeing and optimizing the performance, maintenance, and operation of a group of vehicles used by a business or organization. Fleet management can include cars, trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, or any other type of vehicle that serves a specific purpose.

Fleet management is important for your business because it can help you:

Improve efficiency: By tracking and analyzing data such as fuel consumption, mileage, speed, route, and driver behavior, you can identify and eliminate inefficiencies and optimize your fleet performance. You can also plan and schedule your routes and deliveries more effectively, reducing travel time and costs.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics Astrata
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The 5 most common mistakes when implementing telematics and ways to avoid them

By Łukasz Dabrowski on Apr 11, 2023 11:09:47 AM

When considering an investment in a telematics system, you are usually aware of the benefits you can get from this decision. Any provider of this solution will fully spell them out for you. However, the question arises - can this project fail at some stage?

Topics: Fleet management Astrata
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What is it like to work at Astrata?

By Allan John Reyes Salgado on Sep 16, 2022 9:43:01 AM

My Astrata Journey and how they gave me the opportunity to work in Madrid, Spain!

Topics: Astrata
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Increase margins with the 8 variables of fuel efficiency for trucks

By Ulrich Prüfer on Feb 24, 2022 2:22:40 PM

Fuel efficiencyFuel is one of the biggest costs in the logistics industry, therefore it also offers a lot of possibilities to increase margins. Good fuel management is one of the key fleet management skills, as it can save the company 5% to 10% of fuel. If your truck uses 29,9 litres of fuel per 100 km* and drives 120.000 km per year, good fuel management saves you up to €32.400 per year per truck. This means that you save up to €3.240.000 per year if you have a 100 truck fleet. In this blog, we will discuss which variables have an effect on fuel efficiency for trucks, so that you are able to increase your fleet’s margin.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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5 Tips to improve fleet efficiency

By Astrata Europe on Feb 16, 2022 10:36:16 AM

Fleet EfficiencyFleet efficiency is the art of optimising every aspect of your fleet, be it vehicles, trailers, containers, drivers and even office staff. Everybody in the industry is talking about improving fleet efficiency and by doing that increasing its profitability. For you, it might sound like a long term strategy without any clear steps that can help you to achieve the best possible result. That is why, in this new blog, we provide you with the 5 most valuable tips to improve your fleet’s efficiency.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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HGV driving hours: The explanation

By Ulrich Prüfer on Feb 8, 2022 10:49:22 AM

Driving hoursTo protect drivers, and the public from truck drivers that might be driving too long, the HGV driving hours' legislation was brought into place. This process of monitoring driving hours started with paper disks and evolved to the current downloadable digital tachographs and driving cards. Not only has the technology evolved but also the regulations have become even more strict over the past few years.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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Which metrics determine fleet efficiency?

By Keith Watson on Feb 2, 2022 11:54:17 AM

fleet efficiencyMany try, but few succeed - nothing is more true when we think about start-ups in the transport and logistics industry. In a market where a lot of companies have adopted identical processes, it is hard to differentiate. The difference between success and failure is usually a matter of efficiency. In our new blog, we will help you to understand what fleet efficiency is and which metrics you should consider when analysing your fleet’s efficiency.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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Digitalisation of the transport industry: why and how?

By Lukasz Dabrowski on Jan 28, 2022 11:06:19 AM

Screen notebookThe first step was a bar-code scanner but companies are now digitalising their whole process. This enables them to manage their fleet better with less resources. It also offers increased added value to their customers. If you do not want to fall behind the competition, you cannot afford to not digitalise your business. In this new blog, we discuss the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of digitalisation in the transport industry.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics
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Open telematics: what is it and why should you use it?

By Astrata Europe on Jan 21, 2022 10:06:48 AM

Open TelematicsTransport and logistics companies often work with more than one telematics system and with subcontractors that use many more systems. This results in fleet managers not having insight into all their data in one place and have to switch between systems repeatedly. This is frustrating and inefficient. With open telematics, you can integrate all systems into one platform. This enables fleet managers to view all data in one place and reducing workload and increasing productivity.

Topics: Fleet management Transport & logistics

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