UK Haulier Credits Telematics Software as “Industry Game Changer”

24th June 2019

Logistics BusinessUK Haulier Credits Telematics Software as “Industry Game Changer”

Ten years since adopting Fargo Systems’ TOPS (Transport Operations & Processing Systems) software, leading UK haulier ATL Haulage says  the technology has been a game changer for its business.

Ash Karia, director of ATL Haulage, says: “In the decade we’ve been using the technology, the marketplace has changed exponentially, and real-time information is a pre-requisite of all our clients. Enabling us to give ETA and ATA data, we believe TOPS has revolutionised the logistics industry.

“But the benefits are not all client facing. From ATL’s perspective, user-friendly TOPS brings a host of efficiencies and cost-saving to our traffic operators, who are based at London Gateway and our Southampton depot, and the business overall. With the ability to capture all costs relating to our 200 plus fleet, literally, nothing gets overlooked from asset depreciation to mobile phone charges. And crucially our profit and loss is available at the touch of a button.”

Steve Collins, director of Fargo Systems, says of the system that has become ubiquitous across the industry: “The sophistication and complexities of the global marketplace we live in demands real-time information. But, it’s not just the logistics company’s client that is requesting precise data, but the end user too – whether that’s a shipping line, manufacturer or blue-chip retailer. The more detailed real-time data you’re able to provide a client, the greater your competitive advantage and this is where TOPS has the edge.”