In the logistics industry, it is imperative that we are equipped with only the best tools in order to do our job and maintain the standard that we and our clients enjoy today.
Our trucks and trailers are not only finished impeccably to the delight of our drivers, but they contain the latest tehcnological advancements, many of which we would not have dreamt about in the earliest versions of our fleet. This got me thinking about just how much our trucks have evolved over the past 30 years and the appreciation that myself and my team of drivers have for the constant advancements that are being made in the industry.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Today our industry is much more regulated when it comes to the environmental impact of our trucks.
We have always kept our finger on the pulse of the latest developments in the builds of our engines, ensuring we have the most fuel-efficient options that are designed to minimise or preferably emit the impact on the environment.
We are very excited to be advancing to another level of development with our trial of HVO aka (green diesel).
Real-Time Tracking of Equipment in Transit
Years ago, it was quite difficult for companies to track and trace their goods as they travelled from one destination to the next. Today, all of the ATC fleet is equipped with GPS tracking and communication systems, enabling our clients and transport planners to stay in constant contact with our drivers as they make their way across Europe.
Our fleet also has an anti-tampering system to prevent our trucks from cargo thefts while they are parked at rest stops.
Maintaining Driver Compliance with Electronic Logs
To maintain industry compliance, our drivers must keep logs of the hours they have driven each week, fuel consumed etc. This task used to be quite cumbersome as they were completed manually on paper, not to mention cabin space in the trucks.
Now our drivers have electronic logs that speed up the process of compliance and enable our planners and management team to monitor real-time trends such as driving style.
Achieving Faster Lead Times
Our modern fleet enables the company to be flexible to the varying needs of our clients. Our transport planners complement our vehicle ability by working with our drivers and clients, using AI technology to ensure zero to minimum shipment disruption.
We can’t wait to see what the next 30 years have in store for fleet development.
Founder and Director