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Halls Group fits out entire fleet with EROAD system

Halls Group fits out entire fleet with EROAD system

Cold chain logistics company says move will centralise visibility into its nationwide fleet.

Alan Pearson, Halls Group CEO and EROAD CEO Steven Newman
Alan Pearson, Halls Group CEO and EROAD CEO Steven Newman
Halls Group has signed an agreement to fit out its entire fleet with the EROAD system.

The group owns a complete logistics supply chain for the food industry. Its fleet of 300 tractors, 350 trailers and 90 railway wagons, in over 26 sites comprises some of the most technologically advanced refrigeration equipment in New Zealand.

“We want to move to a point where we can control information through technology and we see EROAD as the technology enabler for that,” says Alan Pearson, group CEO at Halls. “We’ve always had temperature integrity. What we haven’t had is the ability to monitor driver performance and driver behaviour.”

We’ve always had temperature integrity. What we haven’t had is the ability to monitor driver performance and driver behaviour.

Alan Pearson, Halls Group

“We’re cautious adopters of technology," he states, "but it is clear to us that the EROAD solution adds to our bottom line and offers a range of features that will be particularly valuable to us.”

In addition to its driver behaviour tools, the EROAD system will help Halls move away from labour-intensive manual reporting, providing electronic RUC, electronic logbooks and data analytics.

Pearson says the shift to exception reporting will deliver significant benefits to Halls in terms of labour efficiency and people management.

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to work with a market-leader like Halls,” EROAD CEO Steven Newman says in a statement. “We’re confident that our technology can help Halls develop innovative solutions for further growth.”

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