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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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Astrata to launch new cold chain solution and showcase trailer and video solutions at IAA Transportation 2022

By Astrata Europe on Sep 16, 2022 9:44:07 AM

  • Digital and compact hardware used in cold chain, dry cargo, and video telematics solutions
  • Astrata will be exhibiting at Stand B58, Hall 25, Area 48
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 Eindhoven, Netherlands, 14th September 2022 - Astrata, a leading provider of enterprise management software and advanced location-based IT services (telematics), will launch its new cold chain solution ColdLinc and showcase its trailer solutions VideoLinc and TrailerLinc at this year’s IAA Transportation, which takes place in Hannover, Germany, from 20th to 25th September 2022. All solutions are digital and compact, with simple installation for minimised downtime, and are targeted at transportation companies and fleet managers with different vehicles and carrying various kinds of cargo. Astrata will be exhibiting at Stand B58, Hall 25, Area 48.

Astrata’s new cold chain solution ColdLinc features a compact digital thermograph that records the temperature of cargo, container, and trailer, enabling real-time temperature control with a measurement resolution of 0,01°C. This is particularly important for pharmaceuticals, food retailers, fresh produce deliveries, or supermarket logistics. ColdLinc complies with EU regulations for the storage and transport of pharmaceutical and food products and with requirements of General Food Laws and Good Distribution Practice for the transport of food and pharmaceuticals, respectively. Recorded temperature data can be accessed digitally anytime in order to prove compliance.

TrailerLinc is an untethered trailer telematics solution for the dry cargo segment. A standalone compact telematics platform for trailer fleet management, it enables better tracking and tracing, maintenance and collection of critical data related to operational safety and security. The improved supply chain visibility enabled by tracking, monitoring and recording data makes it possible to determine responsibility in case of damage or theft. The solution can help monitor subcontractors’ operational model, runtime and historical data, e.g. for insurance, maintenance, security and traceability purposes.

Last but not least, Astrata’s fully integrated “eye on the road” video surveillance solution features road-facing cameras, giving dispatchers and drivers a 360° view of their surroundings and increasing the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. This helps to improve road safety, reduce accident claim costs and cargo damage, and guard against false allegations. The solution’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) alerts drivers of any potential tailgate, forward and pedestrian collision, and Driver State Monitoring (DSM) accurately monitors driver behaviour, trends, driving patterns and violations to ensure that vehicles and equipment are operated safely and lawfully. An optional driver-facing camera can monitor potential dangers, such as exhaustion or distractedness.

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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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How to achieve a full understanding of your workflow management ?

By Astrata Europe on Aug 25, 2021 11:06:01 AM

Workflow management definition


Workflow management definition: it is used to optimize the business processes of your organization through automation. This means it can really benefit your company.

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