New freight system on the way for Peter Cochrane Transport


Peter Cochrane Transport will roll out a new freight management system within the next two months

Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | March 28, 2012

Peter Cochrane Transport will roll out a new freight management system within the next two months, which is its biggest technology move to date.

Established in 1975, the company provides warehousing and distribution services, packing and delivering a range of products including newspapers, magazines, mail and bread throughout South Australia.

It has already implemented the system at Northern Kope Parcel Express, which it acquired last year.

General Manager Bruce Hampson says the system will allow the company to better run its operations thanks to a paperless monitoring system.

"We have tested it on Northern Kope by implementing the system in October, with the scanner technology now in the final phase of roll out," Hampson says.

Northern Kope, which services South Australia’s 154 towns, has 3000 customers.

"When we bought it we looked at its technology platform it was operating and we knew that we would have to change parts because they were actually owned by Parcel Direct," Hampson says.

"The Cochrane business itself has not had a lot of technology involved in it. We have implemented GPS across a big portion of our fleet, particularly in country vehicles."

The company has 80 vehicles and 200 staff, with 60 percent of delivery done at night. Its country vehicles do up to 900,000km every three years.

Read the full story on Peter Cochrane Transport in the next edition of ATN.




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