Cybit wins first major UK order for Fleetstar Logistics

  • Pan-European product strategy attracts new business from QD Logistics
  • Provides dedicated web-delivered software for Logistics market
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Cybit, the UK's leading online Telematics Service Provider, has announced the first UK order for its new Fleetstar Logistics telematics solution from specialist commodities haulier QD Logistics, which will implement the solution across its fleet of Volvo, Mercedes and DAF vehicles that operate internationally.

Fleetstar Logistics is a highly configurable solution designed for the requirements of transport and logistics companies. The solution streamlineday-to-day business processes whilst providing strategic management data and on-screen KPI reporting. To aid driver communication, Fleetstar Logistics comes complete with in-cab touch-screen communication, truck navigation and also allows the secure monitoring of digital tachograph and CanBus data from any web-connected PC.

"The Fleetstar Logistics solution is exactly what our business needs to keep it moving forward," commented Frank van Kerkhof, Director, QD Logistics. "We are a specialist commodities transporter – for goods such as coffee, potatoes and cocoa – and we're unique in that we offer a fleet of highly trained and multi-skilled drivers. Our fleet goes right across Europe, so it's essential that we can communicate effectively, track our vehicles in real-time and monitor driver hours quickly and accurately."

Richard Horsman, Cybit's Chief Executive commented: "Cybit is providing QD Logistics with a low-risk partnership and a safe pair of hands as the company looks to strategically implement telematics to protect its margins by reducing operating costs, enhancing customer service and improving compliance. Fleetstar Logistics has been developed using Cybit's logistics sector expertise – which has further expanded since the acquisition of Truck24 earlier this year."

"As the telematics market matures this contract win validates Cybit's acquisition and market consolidation strategy. Cybit has developed a product provided by wholly-owned subsidiary Truck24, specifically for the UK market. Fleetstar Logistics now provides UK operators with proven technology already used by over two hundred European logistics operators," Richard Horsman continued.

In addition to the back-office and driver communication functionality, QD Logistics will have access to a wealth of dynamic performance analysis using Fleetstar Logistics' CanBus reporting – including integration with digital tachograph – that will provide a suite of real-time driver management, monitoring and safety enhancements and historical analysis of driver, vehicle, route and planned vs actual performance.

"Fleetstar Logistics is fully scalable and can provide HGV and Logistics companies with exactly the functionality that they require," commented John Wisdom, Sales and Marketing Director, Cybit.

Fleetstar Logistics can also enable operators and logistics companies to integrate with end-to-end supply chains adding real-time data to advanced software. Full reporting structures and easily created summaries of activity help to inform customers of fleet performance – something that QD Logistics will be doing with its clients, who are looking for a personalised, specialist service.

About QD Logistics:

QD Logistics is specialised in the transport of bulk products such as coffee, cocoa, potatoes, carrots and peas. The fleet contains 20/40ft container chassis, specialised belt bulkers and curtain sided trailers, which makes the fleet suitable for all products, whether they are bulk or palletised.

QD Logistics is headquartered in Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, with a UK planning office and operating centre. The company also has a recently opened Dutch office to support its growing business and serve European organisations more effectively.

About Cybit:
Cybit is a global force in Telematics, operating within three core sectors: Internet-based vehicle Telematics solutions; Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) Management; and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) based asset tracking and precise positioning solutions.  

In the vehicle Telematics sector, Cybit is one of Europe's leading Telematics Service Providers (TSPs). More than 1,700 business-to-business clients use the company's fleet and asset management solutions to manage in excess of 45,000 assets primarily in the public sector, service industries and logistics and distribution markets. Solutions include in-vehicle technologies, workflow management, CanBus integration and Internet-based monitoring and reporting software. The company also provides consulting services to advise on operational and legal issues such as duty of care and working hours.

Cybit is also a global leader in the field of EEZ fisheries management, tracking many thousands of fishing vessels on a daily basis. The company provides vessel monitoring and catch management solutions for many of the world's major fishing nations. As well as EC governments including the UK, Ireland and Greece, Cybit helps to manage valuable fishing stocks for emerging nations such as Ghana, Namibia and Mozambique.

Cybit's PMR business provides asset-tracking and precise positioning solutions for both maritime and land-based applications including exploration and mining. Its precise positioning solutions are in constant use in the location and exploitation of oil, gas and mineral reserves around the globe.

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Contact information:
Duncan Burford
IBA - PR for Cybit
Tel: 01780 721 433

Graham Gordon
Marketing Manager, Cybit
Tel: 01480 389100

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