Microlise Group appointed by LF&E to optimise operational efficiency

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Microlise Group, a leading global provider of innovative technology solutions, has today announced that its Fleet Performance and Journey Management modules have been adopted by LF&E, a refrigerated transport and logistics company. The project is part of a strategic initiative to optimise operational efficiency by providing real-time actionable data to improve driver behaviour and overall company performance.

Divided into four stages, phase one of the project – which will see 49 vehicles fitted with cutting edge tracking units to monitor fleet performance – is already underway.

Phase two, which commenced earlier this year, will see an additional 110 vehicles (105 vans and 5 HGVs) fitted with the same tracking units, including Remote Tacho Download (RTD). The transition to Microlise technology will allow for seamless integration with LF&E’s existing web portal, reading valuable temperature data from a pre-existing solution that’s connected to the Group’s software.

Next month, LF&E will add Microlise technology to an additional 100 vehicles, replacing its existing hardware with the latest Microlise tracking units. And the fourth and final stage of implementation, which is anticipated for Q1 2024, will introduce SmartPOD, the Group’s Driver Connected Mobility solution. Signposted for the company’s entire fleet, SmartPOD will enhance driver route visibility, track arrival and departure times for comprehensive performance analysis.

Journey Management will be a key component of all phases, with the module set to be rolled out across the company’s full 259 vehicle fleet.

LF&E aims to achieve several essential goals through the adoption of Microlise solutions, including the provision of A-G Driver reports to improve driver behaviour, comprehensive temperature audit reports per journey, real-time actionable data to enhance vehicle and driver performance, complete driver route visibility – including accurate arrival and departure times – and daily downloads of driver tachograph and VU data for comprehensive analysis. Additionally, LF&E will implement full sign-on-glass technology for proof of delivery and collection data visibility. The company is confident that the adoption of Microlise’s solutions will significantly improve its overall operational efficiency, strengthen customer service, and reinforce its position as a market leader in the transportation and logistics industry.

Speaking on the new partnership, Ian Kirkwood, Head of New Business for Microlise, said:

“We are delighted to be working with LF&E to optimise its fleet performance, journey management, and driver connected mobility. Our advanced technology will provide the company with a comprehensive solution to track and analyse its fleet, enhance driver behaviour, and improve overall efficiency.

“Driving innovation forward, our solutions will empower LF&E to reach new heights in operational efficiency and customer service. With real-time actionable data and cutting-edge technology, the company sets a course to excel in the transportation and logistics industry, reinforced as a true market leader.”

Justin Renn, LF&E’s IT & Systems Director, added:

“Working with the Microlise team has been a pleasure, they understood our initial requirement, added valuable insight and reassurance.  They have meticulously project managed this process, agreeing realistic timelines & milestone to meet our expectations.”

LF&E have also adopted Microlise’s compliance module, powered by TruTac, part of the Microlise Group, for better visibility of vehicle availability and usage.