Tech-savvy operators tap into benefits of freight exchange platforms12 February 2016

Transport Exchange Group says more than 300 transport businesses have joined its freight exchange platforms in the past three months, bringing the total number of active members to 4,000.

Using its Haulage Exchange and Courier Exchange platforms, operators are able to fill available workload, improving capacity and fleet efficiency.

North West-based FAT Solutions, for example, says it has transformed its business with the help of Haulage Exchange – it has moved from being a biodiesel producer operating its own trucks, to a road transport business specialising in urgent same-day distribution.

Owner Gary Armstrong says: “Our fleet of vehicles are working 24/7 all over the country. The Haulage Exchange has been brilliant, introducing us to a lot of people who we have done a lot of business with. This includes a couple of local companies whose operations complement our own, so we have been able to develop hugely beneficial relationships.”

Essex-based Redhead Couriers, too, has been using Courier Exchange to boost its business, as operations manager Rory Ling explains: “The Exchange had previously been used within the business to sub-contract work we could not handle ourselves, but in the last couple of years we have been promoting our available capacity to remove dead mileage from our operation.

“The system is so simple and almost instantaneous, making it easy to both post work and fill empty vehicles.”

Laura Cork

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