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03 July 2007 15:00 CET
Dutch transport group uses Scania on-board computers to boost efficiency
The FRITOM transport group is equipping 400 of the trucks in its fleet of different makes with Scania on-board computers. With Scania Interactor 300 as its common platform, the company will achieve efficient communication and follow-up of its transport assignments.
FRITOM is one of the 25 largest transport companies in the Netherlands. Its operations are divided into eleven subsidiaries using a variety of different business processes and requiring sophisticated management of extensive information flows.
Scania was selected as the supplier since its order handling (Order Support) and driver administration (Driver Log) tools provide the best configuration potential with FRITOM’s other IT systems for information exchange between its various companies and their vehicles − also based on good results from extensive hardware testing.
Fleet management is an integral part of Scania's comprehensive service offering, supporting the driver as well as managing the transport operation and the vehicle fleet.
The in-vehicle Scania Interactor 300 computer is a tool for the professional user and is suitable for a majority of normal logistics applications. It includes a sturdy computer with a 6.3-inch colour touch screen fitted on the instrument panel. It can be installed in Scania trucks and in trucks of other makes that meet the FMS standard (a standard protocol for fleet management systems agreed upon by manufacturers).
Scania Order Support is an application that can easily be integrated into most modern transport planning systems. Transport assignments can be sent to the vehicles directly from the customer’s existing transport management system. Order status is updated continuously and automatically transmitted to the office in real time. This service speeds up invoicing and is an efficient way of handling work orders.
Scania Driver Log makes it easy for the driver to keep track of activities and work times, and its precise activity reports are an excellent basis for wage calculations and operational analysis. Customers can choose to integrate Scania Driver Log into their already existing administration systems or to access it via the Scania Fleet Management Internet portal.
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Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consists of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing 32,800 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2006, invoiced sales totalled SEK 70.7 billion and the net income amounted to SEK 5.9 billion.
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