Shippers can track their orders in TimoCom freight and vehicle platform thanks to integration with Transics back office software

EFFICIENCY INCREASE BOTH FOR SHIPPERS AND CARRIERS

Fleet management expert Transics teams up with TimoCom, the provider of the TC Truck&Cargo® European freight and vehicle exchange. Data from Transics` TX-CONNECT back office platform will be integrated into TimoCom’s freight exchange market. In this way, users of the TimoCom platform can track Transics’ carriers directly from their familiar TimoCom interface.

The TC Truck&Cargo® platform that TimoCom developed is Europe’s leading freight and vehicle exchange platform: every day, up to 300,000 international vehicle and freight offers are available from ca. 85,000 users. In addition, the company offers the TC eBid® tendering platform and Europe’s largest online warehouse exchange services. Continuous investments in R&D ensure that all three online platforms keep an edge over the competition. Just recently, TimoCom fully overhauled its TC eMap® route planning and calculation module and added a tracking feature. The tracking functionality marks a first for TimoCom: it allows users to display data from telematics solutions, so that TimoCom shippers can track vehicles carrying their loads. Transics is one of the first telematics providers to develop such an alliance.

EFFICIENCY AND CONFIDENCE

Thanks to the collaboration between Transics and TimoCom, users of the TimoCom platform will be able to pinpoint the location of trucks equipped with a Transics fleet management solution. Transics’ customers, for their part, can allow in their TX-CONNECT back office software to make the truck visible in the TimoCom application and add extra added value to their customer service. “Not uncommonly, transport service providers and customers who use our platform are strangers to each other. They have never done business before. Being able to track the truck that ships their goods, instils trust in the users and helps everyone work more efficiently,” explains Marcel Frings, Chief Representative at TimoCom.

He continued: “Tedious and time-consuming follow-up calls are a thing of the past. The integration of third-party telematics solutions makes follow-up calls redundant. Users of our platform can now clearly see all the trucks laid out in one single application. We are delighted that Transics, Europe’s leading provider of fleet management solutions, has decided to collaborate with us.”

SIMPLIFY THE DAILY BUSINESS

“TimoCom’s dedication to build innovative products and services, which improve the daily transport business, echoes our own values and vision. By visualising Transics’ carriers on the TimoCom platform, we add extra added value to our solution, thus taking fleet management to the next level. For our customers, this results in a direct efficiency gain and an improved customer service,” said Walter Mastelinck, CEO of Transics.

TimoCom Soft- und Hardware GmbH was founded in Düsseldorf (Germany) in 1997 with the mission to develop professional solutions that increase the efficiency and productivity of the freight industry. From a start-up, TimoCom quickly grew into an established, medium-sized company that is now considered the European market leader in electronic freight exchange. The company’s flagship product TC Truck&Cargo® currently has 85,000 users in 44 European countries. Launched in 2009, the tendering platform TC eBid® helps simplify the transport chain between hauliers, freight forwarders and shippers. In addition, since September 2012 TimoCom also offers Europe’s largest warehousing exchange. The company employs over 300 people from more than 30 countries.
www.timocom.com

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its market. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe.

Scandinavian police forces control carriers with Transics’ tachograph data management solution

DANISH POLICE ALSO EQUIPPED WITH TRANSICS’ OCTET SOFTWARE

Transics, European leader in management solutions for the transport and logistics sector, announces that its French subsidiary DIS-Transics has equipped the Danish National Police with its OCTET software to help the country’s police forces check tachograph data. Prior to the Danish National Police, all other Scandinavian police forces had already adopted the DIS-Transics solution. “We are delighted that the Danish police has also chosen OCTET. In common with other Scandinavian countries, the Danish enforcement bodies will now be able to proactively monitor carriers and their drivers,” said Ingo De Schrijver, Sales Manager Transics Scandinavia.

Inspired by enthusiastic testimonials from their colleagues in other Scandinavian countries, the Danish National Police approached Transics for a solution to help its road inspectors to analyse tachograph data on the spot. Contrary to their current software, the Transics solution offers immediate access to tachograph data, on the roadside, thus enabling inspectors to immediately check compliance with Danish and European legislation on driving and resting times.

SERVICE TIMES MANAGEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS COMPANIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS FOR AUTHORITIES

Transics offers a very broad range of fleet management solutions. Its product offering for tacho data analysis targets the private as well as the public sector: it supports both companies and enforcement bodies. OCTET software was developed by DIS-Transics, the French subsidiary of Transics. As a renowned expert in its field with over 20 years’ experience, DIS-Transics has been part of the Transics group since 2007. Today, the company focusses on two major competencies: service times management for private transport and logistics companies and administrative checks for authorities. DIS-Transics’ software is used by hundreds of carriers throughout Europe and by the enforcement bodies in France and twelve other European countries.

CHECK TACHOGRAPH DATA ON THE ROAD

“In 2011, the Danish Police acquired a software suite developed by one of our competitors. The software offered all the analysis features they needed, but was inappropriate for use during roadside checks. Knowing that peer transport inspectors in other Scandinavian countries were perfectly able to check tachograph data on the road thanks to OCTET, the Danish police became interested. The software’s ease of use was one of the features that won them over, during a series of intensive tests. In addition, they were impressed by the expertise in tachograph data processing, which is evident from the range of data that can be processed and the detailed level of analysis, visualised in graphs and reports. This makes it for instance possible to compare the activities per driver, per vehicle or per period in a graph and enables analysis reports at the click of a button.

Moreover, we customised the calculation of infringements to meet the specific stipulations of Danish law, e.g. a tolerance of 5% or 5 minutes and privileges for the driver if several interpretations are possible.

For all these reasons, OCTET seemed the most logical choice for the Danish police. This new contract also perfectly illustrates our commitment to excellence and equip police forces all over Europe, thus improving their efficiency.” concluded Christian Vadant, General Manager of DIS-Transics.

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its market. In 2007, the company acquired DIS (France), a specialist in IT solutions for driving time management based on tachographs. With this takeover, Transics was able to extend its product offering. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe.

Transics publishes Q1 2013 trading results

Q1 2013 REVENUES OF €12.4 MILLION, UP 4.3% YEAR-ON-YEAR

During Q1 2013, Transics generated revenues of €12.4 million, up from €11.9 million in Q1 2012, representing a year-on-year revenue increase of 4.3%. Revenues reached €8,642k in the core markets of the Benelux and France and, in our development markets, the revenues reached €3,732k. This compared to €8,713k and €3,152k in Q1 2012. Year-on-year the revenues in the core countries decreased by 0.8%, while in the development countries they increased by 18.4%.

THE OUTLOOK FOR 2013

For 2013, our expectation is that both revenues and EBITDA will remain at identical levels as the results recorded over the course of 2012. Furthermore, we remain committed to strengthening our range of products and services.

Transics International NV, established in 1991, develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its sector. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe. The company has been quoted on the stock exchange (Euronext Brussels) since June 2007.

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Transics extends its range of on-board computers

NEW, BASIC ON-BOARD COMPUTER, PERFECT FOR MANAGING DRIVING TIMES AND DIGITAL TACHO DATA

Fleet management expert Transics presents the TX-GO, a smart, truck-independent on-board computer for fleet management without a display. An extension to Transics’ existing range of on-board computers, the TX-GO explores a new market segment. The solution is developed for carriers who want to do more than localise their vehicles, yet do not need direct interaction with their drivers. In this way, it helps transport and logistics companies with basic needs to optimise their cost(-effectiveness) and customer services.

EASILY COMPLY WITH DIGITAL TACHO LEGISLATION

The TX-GO smoothly registers positions and the number of kilometres driven. Thanks to its connection with the digital tachograph, the system offers a real-time, at-a-glance view on information like driving and resting times or the tacho’s activity status. Besides, the new fleet management solution enables the remote read-out of the tachograph mass memory and download of the driver card. Moreover, like all Transics’ fleet management solutions, the TX-GO is seamlessly integrated into the TX-CONNECT back office platform, thus allowing all information to be visualised in the back office. This overall view, for example of driving times, allows freight dispatchers to take proactive action and plan transport orders as effectively as possible. TX-CONNECT also offers detailed reporting features. Trend reports help fleet managers chart business performance and optimise productivity and profitability.

TX-GO THINKS GREEN TOO

Carriers who choose to couple their TX-GO solution to the CAN bus, can also monitor the driving behaviour of their team. The optional TX-ECO MONITOR module objectively assesses the driving behaviour, based on a series of parameters like number of revolutions, idling, speed, coasting, use of cruise control and PTO. By visualising these data in a report in TX-CONNECT, fleet managers in the back office get a clear insight into driving style and fuel consumption. More than reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, this will help lower maintenance costs and enhance safety on the road.

NEW IN THE RANGE

TX-GO is an extension to Transics’ existing on-board computer family. The major difference with Transics’ existing solutions is that TX-GO does not have a display. This makes it the ideal solution for carriers who want more than a tracer, but don’t need direct interaction with the driver or features like the forwarding of planning or integrated navigation. TX-GO will be available from this summer onwards.

PRODUCTIVE AND PROFITABLE

“By launching TX-GO, we remain faithful to our mission: help carriers work productively and profitably in today’s competitive market. This new solution is an excellent extension to our existing family of on-board computers. Its integration with our TX-CONNECT back office platform makes TX-GO a fully-fledged fleet management solution that helps carriers with basic needs to cut costs while raising their productivity and level of customer service,” says Walter Mastelinck, Transics’ CEO.

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its market. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe.

Menke steers specialist transport with 150 Transics on-board computers

Combination of TX-ECO technology and driver training with permanent feedback reduces fuel consumption up to 10 percent. Significant savings, also in maintenance costs, are achieved as a result of longer lifetime of brake discs and gearboxes.

Raise productivity, cut costs. Small and midsized transport companies face this challenge more than ever. Reason: the depressed market and rising operational costs reduce profit margins and compel rapid introduction of modern IT and telematics systems. Menke Spezial-Transport GmbH & Co. KG, based in Westerkappeln, has decided to install, after an extensive pilot phase comparing three solutions, 150 TX-MAX on-board computers from Transics. In order to integrate subcontractors into the new fleet management system, an option was agreed on with Transics for a further 100 units.

Management team member Karsten Menke said the requirements that must be considered when making a telematics choice – and very carefully looking at offers from several suppliers – are the typical demands of a midsized company. These include integration of order processing, different driver payment and expenses systems plus integration of different branches in the transport management system. Further aspects are kilometre cost calculation, subcontractor calculation, customer-orientated Tracking & Tracing, individual GeoFencing, alarm parameters plus a solution for the constantly rising operational costs. Menke: “It was especially during the filtering process to find the detailed differences among the various solutions that we needed to work with meticulous precision in order to achieve an optimisation of our operational performance and costs.”

The new Menke fleet management system from Transics provides a complete solution for the digital tachograph with recording and transmission of driving and rest periods in real-time plus the data download of the digital drivers’ card without additional hardware integration into the on-board computer. Another feature is a new Transics solution for the off-station reading and archive recording of the digital bulk memory (without the need to insert the company card in the vehicle). Menke can also optimise vehicle navigation – specific to the journey tasked – directly from the company’s own back office software. The TX-ECO hardware and software simultaneously ensures economical and ecological driving by the operator.

Transics’ Senior Account Manager Heiko Janssen says: “TX-ECO is the most advanced integrated driving behaviour solution currently available on the truck market. Additionally to the trend information on fuel consumption, speed and distance, TX-ECO integrates a driving style analysis tool that explains to drivers why fuel consumption goes down and average speed goes up during training trips in a simple way: better anticipation results in lower braking and coasting; insight into the engine properties optimizes the number of gear changes, the time spent in the optimum RPM/torque zone. Permanent monitoring of these CAN Bus parameters (emergency braking, excess idling and speeding, cruise control, gear changes), which is reflected in driving scores shared with the drivers, is the key to enduring results. The combination of the TX-ECO technology and driver training with permanent feedback allows our customers to reduce fuel consumption up to 10 percent. On top of that, there are significant savings in maintenance cost as the lifetime of brake discs and gearboxes is extended. So, this is an area with immense cost-saving potential for companies.”

Transics’ user Menke is convinced they have made a correct step towards the further improvement of their profitability and efficiency. They say: “This complete solution, comprising software and on-board computer, links the office and vehicle fleet in a modern way. Real-time information about the driver and driving style, tug unit, trailer, loading equipment, cost and estimated time of arrival (ETA) is provided. This simplifies daily fleet control operations; enables continuous driver training and so creates long-term improvements to our customer service.”

Menke Spezial-Transport GmbH & Co. KG has about 200 personnel members and operates over 150 of its own truck units. The fleet’s main focus is meeting the demands of operating high-performance building logistics. The core of Menke’s fleet is provided by crane and stacker trucking units. The company also operates special vehicles for drink and steel transport plus soft-sided and high-volume road units. The entire fleet is focused on the manufacturer DAF, with which a close cooperation and trading relationship has existed for two decades. The group was established in 1969 by Jürgen Menke in Osnabrück and is currently represented in the four locations Brandenburg an der Havel, Heiligenstadt, Reetz and Westerkappeln. The Polish company Menke Logistics Sp.z.o.o., established in 2004 in Wroclaw (Breslau), operates its own 15 truck units.
www.menke-spezial-transporte.de

Transics International N.V., established in 1991, develops and markets high-end fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics industries. Through many years of experience, intensive research and development work plus great attention to the needs of users, Transics has developed into the European leader in this sector. The number of delivered telematics units has now risen to over 64,000 provided to around 1,000 customers. The Transics complete solution comprises the on-board computers TX-MAX and Quattro Plus, the partner software TX-CONNECT, GPRS communications, an extensive hosting function plus multilingual support. Along with its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium) and Transics Deutschland GmbH in Cologne, the company is represented in most European countries. Transics employs about 250 employees (including 40 in research and development) and since 2007 has been listed on the stock exchange Euronext Brussels (TRAN).