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It's all change for transport operations

As more Brexit red tape comes into force, including the onerous rule that, as of May next year, van drivers will be required to get new international operating licences for any EU travel, it is still only part of the story when it comes to how much disruption to the status quo lies ahead for transport operators.

Running in parallel with all things Brexit is the on-going pandemic and climate change – which impacts upon the requirement for the increased sustainability of all forms of transport. One recent notable move in this area is that major retailer, Tesco, partnered with Direct Rail Services to introduce a new refrigerated service to transport goods across the UK (rail is one of the cleaner modes of transport).

The changes that will be wrought by all of the above, plus others that we can’t yet foresee, require that transport operators will need to be very much on their toes and ready to face the challenges that lie ahead. We’ve spoken before about how a modern transport management system (TMS) can expedite responses to change in real-time because of their inherent agility and flexibility – qualities derived from their web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) nature – and we’re happy to double-down on that statement.

It’s not just pure operations management that such a TMS can handle but also a broad range of other needs such as transparency of information and reporting on specifics like sustainability and social responsibility to external stakeholders like government agencies and transport bodies.

For the full low-down on how such a TMS can make the life of a transport operator easier and future-proof your operations for the changes and challenges that lie ahead, contact Bashir Khan right here.


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