Mike Ponsonby launched M A Ponsonby in 2003 in succession to his predecessor’s and grandfathers haulage company D.J. Ponsonby LTD. M A Ponsonby took inspiration from its family legacy and specialise in moving heavy plant machinery. At their inception, the Lichfield-based haulier launched with just 1 truck, however, in their 19 years of business the company has seen tremendous growth and now with run 15 Scania trucks and 30 trailers. Yet this expansion also welcomed new problems, the company were still operating using an outdated method of admin. Their paper-based A4 diary became unsustainable for their size and they sought after a new technology-based method that was cost-effective, stress-free and time-saving.
The company found exactly what they were looking for at HaulTech with their Transport Management Software. The solution enables companies like M A Ponsonby to overhaul their administration process and future-proof their operations by reducing administration duplication and automating many processes that would usually be done manually and take up an insurmountable amount of time for staff. Jack Ponsonby, who has recently joined the business to get his ‘teeth’ into transport planning and business development spoke on the success of the system at the company, “the software has allowed us to plan our work smarter and free up the time to do things we like (and that’s not being sat at a desk all day)”.
M A Ponsonby has found that the system has provided a more solid structure and foundation to the business. Jack mentioned, “since our implementation, we have felt the positive effects of the system in the company.” The multi-award-winning Transport Management System has allowed the family-run company to have complete end-to-end management of all their processes and procedures in just one place. The solution has just one point of singular data entry and connects with all major accounting platforms including Sage, Xero, Quickbooks and KeyPrime accounts, meaning the growing haulier can take the job from booking to invoice without duplication and without needing other systems to complete their work. With all their extra free time, the haulier can now focus on further expansion and adding many more stunning Scanias to their fleet.
HaulTech is proud to be supporting renowned haulier M A Ponsonby with the Transport Management System and look forward to seeing what the business will accomplish next.
If you are a haulier that is confined by an outdated paper or spreadsheet-based method then contact the HaulTech team today to future-proof your solutions. Contact us by clicking here, calling 01782 662244 or saying email@example.com.