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BT CONTINUES TRANSFORMATION OF GLOBAL WITH SALE OF SELECTED DOMESTIC OPERATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA TO AFFILIATE OF CIH TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS

By Astrata Europe on Mar 20, 2020 7:40:07 AM

 

New, simplified setup to sharpen focus on serving multinational customers in the region

BT today announced that it has reached an agreement for the sale of selected domestic operations and infrastructure in 16 countries in Latin America to CIH Telecommunications Americas LLC (‘CIH’), an affiliate of CIH Technology Holdings, a Washington D.C. and Singapore based global private equity firm. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to complete during this calendar year.

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Do you have a driver retention plan?

By Astrata Europe on Feb 21, 2020 2:27:38 PM

Due to the lack of drivers in the industry today, it is more important than ever to retain your good drivers. You can achieve this by setting up a driver retention plan, in which attractive working conditions are an important aspect. If you set this up the right way, chances are high that it will also attract drivers from other companies. In this blog, we will discuss why driver retention is so important and what impacts it. Alongside that, we will provide you with 5 quick wins to improve your driver retention.


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HGV driving hours: the explanation

By Ulrich Prüfer on Feb 18, 2020 2:20:02 PM

To 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.


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Open telematics: what is it and why should you use it?

By Irene Kolomvrezou on Feb 10, 2020 11:05:45 AM

 
Transport 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.
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Digitalisation of the transport industry: why and how?

By Lukasz Dabrowski on Jan 28, 2020 5:09:56 PM

 
The 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.
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How can a fuel management system for trucks benefit you?

By Ulrich Prüfer on Jan 20, 2020 1:33:19 PM

 
When you think of fuel management systems for trucks, you probably think that the only benefit is to optimise fuel consumption, and by doing so, save on fuel costs. That might have been the case in the past, but is definitely not the case anymore. More advanced  systems benefit your company in numerous ways, from improving cost efficiency to preventing fuel theft. In this new blog, we discuss the different ways fuel management systems for trucks can benefit your company. 
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Improve fleet efficiency: 5 tips

By Astrata Europe on Jan 10, 2020 2:29:12 PM

Fleet efficiency is the art of optimising every aspect of your fleet, be it vehicl es, 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 y ou, 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.
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Astrata launches redesigned commercial fleet solution FleetVisor

By Astrata Europe on Jan 10, 2020 10:54:54 AM

Astrata, a leading provider of enterprise management software and advanced location-based IT services (telematics), has completely redesigned its powerful web-based commercial fleet solution, FleetVisor, giving existing customers access to the new platform. The latest version of this advanced web-based platform for commercial fleets offers real time information and complete fleet management via its innovative User Experience (UX). The new look and feel enables users to immediately see where attention is required, and to act quickly.  It can easily be configured to a company’s specific needs and adjusted based on user profile and preference, whether it’s for a dispatcher or a fleet manager.

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Which metrics determine fleet efficiency?

By Keith Watson on Dec 31, 2019 10:20:29 AM

Many 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.


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The ins and outs of telematics fleet management systems

By Achim Wostracky on Dec 17, 2019 11:14:33 AM

The transport and logistics industry has changed a lot over the past few decades. From using expensive telephones in the ’90s to advanced fleet management telematics in 2020. These so-called fleet management telematics systems are indispensable if you want to optimise your fleet’s efficiency and profitability. In this blog, we will discuss what these fleet management telematics systems are and what they consist of.

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Increase margins with the 8 variables of fuel efficiency for trucks

By Ulrich Prüfer on Dec 2, 2019 1:43:48 PM

Fuel 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 liters 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.

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How advanced are your fleet management tools?

By Achim Wostracky on Nov 25, 2019 10:39:23 AM

As the logistics industry has matured, new fleet management systems appear almost weekly. This is great for the industry, but are you taking advantage of the latest innovations? Systems can be as different as a Fiat 500 and a Tesla, the basics are the same, but the technology is miles apart. To make things easier for you we have summarised the most important fleet management tools that are commonly found in basic and advanced telematics. 

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5 fleet management tips to improve your efficiency and profitability

By Lukasz Dabrowski on Nov 12, 2019 9:29:32 AM

Technology has had a huge impact on the transport and logistics industry over the past decade. Technological innovations have enabled companies to find new ways to optimise their processes, such as identifying cost reductions and workflow improvements. On top of that, it has given them the chance to add more value to their end customer’s experience. In order to get you up to speed, we have provided you with 5 essential fleet management tips to help you improve your fleet’s efficiency and profitability. 

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An insight into Jongeneel's case study

By Astrata Europe on Sep 6, 2019 3:18:00 PM

Specialist in gas transport
Founded in 1956, Jongeneel Transport has operated successfully for more than 60 years and is now led by the third generation of the family. Jongeneel Transport has a fleet of approximately 130 trucks. "We transport dangerous goods, building materials and floriculture products. The dangerous goods department (ADR) is by far the largest. Hazardous transport includes the transport of propane, butane, LPG, LNG, carbon dioxide and cryogenic gases", says Managing Director Ruud Jongeneel. In recent years, Jongeneel Transport has made a strong commitment to digitalisation, staff development and sustainable business practices. This strategy is now bearing fruit and the company now stands out as a professional and modern operator in the market.

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Astrata’s Mission Planner selected by TomTom BRIDGE

By Astrata Europe on Jul 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

  • Astrata’s Mission Planner is available immediately on the TomTom BRIDGE Platform
  • Mission Planner is a stand-alone, tailor-made, logistics process and workflow management application developed by Astrata

Eindhoven, Netherlands, 25. July 2019

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ASTRATA PARTNERS UP WITH RIO

By Astrata Europe on Jul 18, 2019 1:08:03 PM

  • Astrata’s Mission Planner application will be available in RIO’s Marketplace
  • Improving connectivity and transparency of mobility related data
  • RIO CEO Jan Kaumanns: “The partnership with Astrata Europe creates another layer of transparency for our customers.”


Eindhoven, Netherlands/Munich, Germany, 18 July 2019 – Astrata, a software company with strong foundations in geolocation, telematics and fleet management, announces that it has partnered with RIO this summer. The digital brand RIO was launched in 2016 by the TRATON GROUP. It is an open, cloud-based solution for the entire transportation and logistics ecosystem. RIO offers an open platform which allows effortless integration with companies like Astrata.

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Astrata enhance telematics features in compliance with the Continental VDO DTCO 4.0 tachographs

By Astrata Europe on Jul 4, 2019 5:15:50 PM

  • On June 15, the new generation digital tachographs have become mandatory for all newly registered trucks
  • Astrata’s leading telematics solution is now enhanced with a feature to benefit from the additional capabilities of the DTCO 4.0 tachographs.

Eindhoven, Netherlands, 04. July 2019.  Starting June 15, intelligent digital tachographs have become mandatory for all new registered trucks. The purpose of this new EU regulation is to further improve road safety, guarantee competition in the European domestic market and prevent the manipulation of digital tachographs.

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Astrata introduces DataLinc

By Astrata Europe on Jun 4, 2019 1:45:00 PM

DataLinc, the open telematics service that connects 3rd party data into a single platform, live at Transport Logistic in Munich, Hall A3 – Booth 421/522. 

Astrata Europe launches DataLinc: bringing Astrata’s open telematics platform strategy into action by connecting mobility related data sources and providing a base of decision support services for transport companies, logistics, shippers and OEMs. This strategy promotes connectivity between these ecosystems while adding value to each customer’s core business by integrating different data sources in a single platform and creating the services needed by each player.

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Astrata Group Announces Key Leadership Appointments in Line with Global Expansion.

By Astrata Europe on Mar 12, 2019 11:15:00 AM

 

Harati to lead global Sales & Marketing; van den Berg to lead global Engineering & Technology.  

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Astrata’s TripMonitor ‘highly commended’ by the Great British Fleet Awards

By Astrata Europe on Jan 24, 2019 11:25:00 AM

On January 24th, the Fleet World’s Great British Fleet Awards took place in London and Astrata’s fleet software solution TripMonitor was shortlisted for the Innovation in Customer Service Award in the category Innovation in Customer Service. We didn’t lift the trophy, but we are extremely proud of our ‘highly commended’ accolade, which highlights TripMonitor as a first-class system that is unique and delivers positive results for our customers.

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Astrata’s TripMonitor shortlisted in Great British Fleet Awards

By Astrata Europe on Jan 24, 2019 11:14:00 AM

We are delighted to announce that TripMonitor has been nominated in Fleet World’s Great British Fleet Awards, in the category Innovation in Customer Service. The Great British Fleet Awards celebrate the best of corporate mobility in the UK.

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