Barcelona. June 11th, 2015. – SETRAM, logistics multimodal transport operator, has developed an application that improves the traceability of its transports by increasing the quality of both communication and management information. Gustavo Chaos, ICT Director of SETRAM, explains how the application works: “The driver has direct communication with each and every department of SETRAM through the tablet. All the information managed by the driver is automatically integrated into SETRAM’s TMS. Sent by the TMS, the work orders with the details of the service to be provided are received in the tablet. The driver confirms each operation on the fly as soon as it is completed, while attaching digitized documentation such as transport delivery notes. A car carrier truck driver usually unloads vehicles at different delivery points, sometimes hundreds of kilometers away from each other. Control over all the trip parameters and especially route optimization allow for the reduction of the vehicle delivery time at destination, improving the service and reducing the transportation costs. This application allows the driver to scan the chassis number instead of having to type it manually (17 digits). Additionally, the system has the capacity to digitize the delivery notes and send them to the office in real time.” It also includes a section for quality management, where any possible incidents in the loading and unloading operations are handled in real time.SETRAM,
This new SETRAM software allows the position tracking of the goods being transported with full traceability at all times. Moreover, it gathers each truck’s position, fuel consumption, kilometers traveled and actual driving times, obtained from the digital tachograph. It will soon incorporate centralized management of the fuel anti-theft systems and tire condition control (pressure and temperature). The tablet incorporates a security agent with a blocking mechanism to be used in case of theft. The communications between the tablet and the central office are encrypted to achieve maximum confidentiality. Communication can be established over mobile technology 3G/4G or by means of a Wi-Fi connection. The deployment across all the vehicles in the fleet will be completed during the current month of June.
Android system compatibility
The tablet application developed by SETRAM also runs on Android smartphones. The application will soon be available on Google Play, for any driver or SETRAM partner to download. Given that the majority of drivers is already using Android mobile phones or tablets, we foresee a high degree of adoption of our application.