21 April 2022
Designing new technology and engines to suit alternative fuel types isn’t a quick solution. It will take years to get it right before new solutions can be introduced to the open market and be competitive options for many businesses. Before we get to that point, it’s important for those within the industry to understand what is currently available and what the future could look like. Read More >>
27 January 2022
Support for Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 ended. With the withdrawal of support for the mobile platform by Microsoft, it became clear that change would be required. This article provides further detail on successful migration.
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10 September 2021
Hydrogen power might just be the solution that the transport industry needs. As the technology surrounding hydrogen continues to develop, it’s becoming more evident that it could be the low-carbon alternative to diesel. But how does hydrogen power an HGV? We explore hydrogen fuel, how it powers an HGV and how this technology could impact upon the logistics industry in years to come. Read More >>
15 July 2021
What are the implications of the UK’s hard exit from the EU on key industry legislation? In this blog we explore if Britain’s final separation from the EU will have an impact on the ATEX directives. Read More >>
26 November 2019
A recent comprehensive review on the future of the transport and logistics industry by PWC explored the key themes that will impact on the sector and the strategic drivers that will affect the industry in the next decade. The paper made clear the considerable advantages and efficiencies these developments will bring. However, research from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Statista pours cold water on the idea of enthusiastic moves to a technology-enabled delivery industry. Read More >>
26 September 2019
Managing a bulk logistics operation digitally, as well as leveraging the data that a digital solution collects and generates, is becoming more vital by the day. According to PwC, more industry experts name transport and logistics (T&L) as the sector to which data and analytics will be most impactful. Despite this, only 28 percent of T&L companies rate themselves as ‘advanced’ on digitisation.
Technology’s impact on industry shows no sign of slowing, and there’s never been a better time to make the switch from paper-based management to a digitised bulk logistics system. Read More >>
18 July 2019
Going digital has the power to revolutionise a bulk logistics organisation from top to bottom. With benefits that go far beyond simply reducing paperwork, managing operations digitally can help a business boost efficiency, save money and generate invaluable business data insight. But, if you’re in the market for a digital optimisation system for your bulk logistics firm, what’s the best way to compare your options? Read More >>
08 May 2019
Next generation wireless technology is just around the corner, with major 5G network deployments expected to be rolled out by 2020 promising faster and more reliable connections. 5G technology will dramatically enhance connectivity across networks, and also have a significant impact on the subject of one of our earlier Technology Trends: The Internet of Things (IoT) Read More >>
05 April 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that can be difficult to define, perhaps because the technology sounds too futuristic, or its applications too hypothetical. Bu the reality is that IoT is here now, and it has been for many years. In fact, most people and business use the IoT on a daily basis - even if they are unaware of it at the time. In bulk logistics, IoT is a real gamer-changer. Read More >>
01 March 2019
As more businesses embrace new technology and choose to ‘go digital’, the increase in data, speed of communications and ability to deploy real-time analytics has enabled a huge improvement in the efficiency and effectivity of the bulk logistics sector. But to get the most value of out of the latest technology, cloud-based solutions are often required to manage data and how it flows between devices and management systems, ensuring the right people have access to the latest data to make informed decisions. Read More >>
22 February 2019
Today, Industry 4.0 is making its presence felt across all aspects of the manufacturing process, including the supply chain. For bulk logistics companies, Supply Chain 4.0 represents a faster, more responsive and more efficient operational approach. Read More >>
22 February 2019
According to respected market analysts Gartner, Global IT spending is set to increase despite Brexit, recession and tariff rumours. Gartner predicts global IT spending will reach $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2% from 2018. If the ‘gloom and doom’ predictions prove correct and Brexit helps to trigger another recessionary period, notably for the UK, why on earth would business organisations contemplate spending increases? This article explains why IT spending in a recessionary period can be critical to survival. Read More >>
08 October 2018
Like any other industry, the bulk logistics sector is subject to a huge variety of ever-changing factors and influences, ranging from the technological to the social, the economic to the geopolitical.
While focusing on your own operational performance is key to success, no commercial organisation can afford to only look inwards. Here are the bulk logistics industry trends that should be on your business radar.
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14 July 2017
TouchStar has built the TS3200 around three core principles: durability, safety and ease of use. Designed to be rugged from the inside-out, each of the TS3200’s components are housed in an ultra-shock-absorbent rubber matrix. This unique approach to shock dispersal differentiates the TS3200 from its competitors by placing durability at the heart of the device, rather than adding a boot or bumper as an afterthought to the standard tablet. Read More >>
09 June 2017
Vehicles and new technology are often thought of as having a close relationship. The latest models are usually stocked full of new gadgets, designed to improve safety, offer more entertainment or help with navigation. But the truth is that vehicle manufacturers have lagged behind the IT industry for some time. The latest advancements in in-car technology are usually improvements that have previously been offered through mobile devices and other forms of tech. Read More >>
20 April 2017
Technology’s impact on the logistics sector has been huge to say the least, but it will only continue to help businesses if it’s always evolving to meet their changing needs. That’s exactly why TouchStar is – and always will be - committed to improving its products. Here is how. Read More >>
20 April 2017
Logistics businesses generate huge volumes of data. Now, the DVSA want your information and by so you’ll be part of their earned recognition scheme. Find out more. Read More >>
13 April 2017
Adequate maintenance of your fleet of vehicles can cut your business’s running costs and streamline spending. By maintaining your vehicles properly – whether they’re HGVs, vans or cars – you stand to make significant savings in the long run. Read More >>
21 December 2016
The last 12 months has seen some of the toughest conditions for the oil and gas industry in recent memory. Technology can help to streamline downstream operations.
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