Palletforce develops live tracking iPhone app
LEADING palletised freight network Palletforce has developed a new ‘live tracking’ mobile iPhone app.
The app, which is called Palletforce Pallet Tracking, is now available as a free download from the iTunes App store.
Dean Hughes, Palletforce’s IT Director, said: “The app makes it possible to see exactly where a consignment is at any stage of its journey ...so it offers another quick and easy way for customers to track their deliveries from anywhere in the world.”
Palletforce developed the app in partnership with Northamptonshire-based Technical Direct.
Using the latest smartphone technology the app is designed to be simple to use and provide crucial information on where each consignment is – whether from collection, to being delivered to the Palletforce Hub, and right through to its final destination and successful delivery.
The app uses information from Palletforce’s cutting edge Alliance IT system to pinpoint where each consignment is.
Access to this information is now only a tap away for customers who can use the app just by typing in their delivery details.
The app also remembers a customer’s last 10 searches so users can easily monitor the progress of multiple consignments.
Patrick Pakes, Operations Director at Technical Direct, said: “We have worked closely with Palletforce for a number of years and helped the network develop its leading IT platform called Alliance. The iPhone app is a perfect companion to Alliance, it provides instant access to live information to help Palletforce members and their customers.”
If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch you can download the app using the link below or by searching for Palletforce Pallet Tracking in the iTunes store.
For more information contact Palletforce on 08450 944441 or visit www.palletforce.com.
Palletforce founder member Fagan and Whalley celebrates 85th year in style
FOR a haulage firm that started life with just a horse and cart, what better way to celebrate how far they have come in 85 years than with a commemorative lorry.
Fagan and Whalley, based at Shuttleworth Mead Business Park, Padiham, began life delivering coal around Hapton village near Burnley using a horse and cart.
Over time the firm grew – working for the Ministry of Defence during World War II, serving a booming Lancashire textile industry in the pre-war period and becoming a founding member of Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network in 2001.
Young Scot John MacCrone fourth in Acropolis rally
Scots rally ace John MacCrone delivered his best result on the world stage when he narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the Acropolis Rally in Greece.
The 22-year-old from the Isle of Mull, contesting the second round of the World Rally Championship Academy, not only brought his Rally Team Scotland car home fourth, but also won his first stage. The WRC Academy is the official feeder series to the WRC.
"That was tough, but it was a fantastic result for me and the whole team," MacCrone, backed by Palletforce and Tunnocks, and co-driven by Glasgow's Stuart Loudon, said.
"Those are definitely the toughest conditions — both in terms of the severity and roughness of the stages, plus the heat — that I've ever competed in."