BBS Fleet Logistics has fully automated its vehicle delivery and collection process to streamline operations, eliminate errors and remove paper from the system.
BBS handles more than 5,000 vehicle movements per year throughout the UK for some of the leasing companies and national fleets.
The new cloud-based delivery and collection platform utilises handheld tablet computers. These allow delivery drivers to confirm the condition of the vehicle being collected digitally with the client’s driver and secure his or her signature electronically, and provide an immediate emailed condition report.
The condition report provides an electronic record at the point of collection of the vehicle’s condition and an accurate picture of any damage it has sustained, protecting the fleet client from the consequences of any additional damage that might be incurred in transit.
The new platform can also be used to improve route planning and the efficiency of journey scheduling by electronically directing BBS delivery drivers to new or unscheduled deliveries, and allows for constant updates in regard to arrival times.
Colin Cripps, managing director of BBS Fleet Logistics (pictured), said: “This development will streamline our vehicle delivery and collection process, reduce the opportunity for errors to arise and improve transparency.
“Vehicle condition can now be captured electronically with an irrefutable visual record, either using still photography or video, and will provide clear evidence of any damage to the vehicle prior to collection.
“With end-of-contract charges at their current levels, this is a very important consideration for both the leasing company provider and the end-user fleet, and it is vital that there should be no ambiguity or misunderstanding in the process.”