Bedford-based P Lack Haulage benefit from a reduction in administration time after moving from their paper-based processes to a tech alternative.
The Bulk haulier was established in 2011 by director Phil Lack at the age of 22. Operating a fleet of 6 vehicles, including subcontractors, the company supply topsoil, sharp and building sand, decorative stone, limestone and golden gravel.
As a smaller, family-run haulier the burden of operations fell on all members of the team to assist wherever they could. Working from a large paper-based workbook in his lorry, Phil spent the majority of his evenings and weekends continuing to work in order to keep on top of the transport admin side of the business.
What would you do with the extra time?
In order to facilitate growth and further reduce the headache of their administration process, P Lack Haulage use HaulTech’s connected in-cab signature capture system. Traditionally, paperwork would be hand-written and completed by the driver, along with securing a signature from the customer before being returned to the transport office before being filed, scanned/copied before being invoiced.
Now, by connecting the haulier to the driver (and the haulier to their customer), Phil and his team has a much more streamlined way of working. Their in-cab system allows them to send job details directly to their drivers whilst simultaneously providing them with real-time job status updates and instant access to signed and completed work (including customer paperwork where required). Not only does this improve the haulier’s efficiency by eliminating multiple steps in their admin journey but it extends and enhances the real-time feedback they can now give to their customer – without anyone having to do any more work.
Using HaulTech’s signature capture system, information is pushed directly into the Transport Management System once a job is completed including customer signatures. This eliminates the delay to invoicing caused by waiting for a driver to return their paperwork at the end of the day. Invoices can now be raised and sent within seconds, either via email or hard copy dependent on their customer’s needs, with all the relevant paperwork and signatures attached.
HaulTech’s solutions have built upon the established process that have supported P Lack’s growth for the last 9 years. With a reduction in administration time and improvements to his (and his customer’s) connected experience, Phil and his team have the tools to drive their business forward. HaulTech are delighted to be working with, supporting and helping Phil’s business to reach new heights for years to come.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits a HaulTech Transport Management Software solution could provide you, then contact the team today by clicking here, emailing email@example.com or calling 01782 662244.