Lin­fox in ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy deal for whole fleet

Lin­fox part­ners with Tel­stra and MTData for telem­at­ics and man­age­ment so­lu­tion

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LIN­FOX has part­nered with Tel­stra and MTData to im­ple­ment an ad­vanced telem­at­ics and man­age­ment so­lu­tion into its Aus­tralian truck fleet, with a safety div­i­dend in mind.

Ac­cord­ing to the trans­port and lo­gis­tics gi­ant, the in­ter­net of things (IOT) tech­nol­ogy will be rolled out across all Lin­fox trucks and will de­liver ad­vanced trans­port and lo­gis­tics data and qual­ity bench­mark­ing in­for­ma­tion to en­hance pub­lic and driver safety on Aus­tralian roads.

“We are in a crit­i­cal time in the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try and it’s im­por­tant to de­liver tech­nol­ogy that will en­sure greater safety for our driv­ers and the com­mu­ni­ties in which we op­er­ate,” Lin­fox CIO Con­rad Har­vey says.

Tel­stra’s IOT so­lu­tion will in­clude Sam­sung tablets mounted into Lin­fox cabs so driv­ers can ac­cess log­books and com­plete safety check­lists, and have ca­pa­bil­ity, in some ve­hi­cles, for in-cabin record­ing of road safety in­ci­dents.

“The tech­nol­ogy will re­quire our driv­ers to log on and com­plete safety check­lists be­fore they head off on the road and will al­low us to gain more ac­cu­rate in-cab read­ings of speed and dis­tance,” Har­vey says.

“The de­vices will en­able us to co­or­di­nate our ve­hi­cles ef­fi­ciently, re­duce conges­tion on the roads and above all, en­sure a higher level of safety for the com­mu­nity.”

The deal comes just three months af­ter Tel­stra’s ac­qui­si­tion of MTData which pro­vides Tel­stra with ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy and deep do­main ex­per­tise in con­nected ve­hi­cle so­lu­tions, par­tic­u­larly in freight.

“Lin­fox is one of Aus­tralia’s largest and most suc­cess­ful lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies and we are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing its ef­forts to achieve safer and more ef­fi­cient sup­ply chains,” Tel­stra ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of global prod­ucts Michelle Bend­schnei­der says.

Con­rad Har­vey

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