How Small Courier Work Businesses Can Benefit from Tracking Integration

With only a very small percentage of all grey-fleet drivers utilising telematics, there’s a huge number of businesses doing courier work in the UK that stand to benefit from Courier Exchange’s integrated freight trading platform.

Not only can it help you cut back on business expenses incurred during courier work, like fuel, vehicle wear and unnecessarily long journeys, but it can also aid in maximising profits, by making sure that vehicles are filled to capacity as often as possible.

For a great example of how a young, up-and-coming company can benefit, you only need to look to long-standing Exchange member, Today Team. Run by former pro-rugby player Jamie Boyd, the company has grown from a fledgling firm with just a handful of jobs, to one with a huge turnover and bustling business.

As Jamie expanded, he realised that he needed to not only keep better track of his vehicles, but also to maximise his vans’ usage. After joining the Exchange, the relationship went from strength to strength, and with the integration of TomTom Telematics’ WEBFLEET system Jamie was able to generate an excess of £40,000 profit in the space of two months.

“Other members can see the location and status of our vehicles in real-time, so we are continually receiving incoming job offers. This helps us fill available capacity and has created another revenue stream,” he said.

On top of that, he makes savings in time and money back at the HQ too: “Our admin requirements are reduced, because not only does the integration automatically update vehicle information, our partners also have live visibility of their loads, which cuts down on the number of calls we receive asking for updates.”

But don’t take Jamie’s word for it – or ours – give Courier Exchange’s freight trading telematics platform a try today and see just how much more efficient your courier work business could become with one of our finely tuned packages.

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