One of Europe’s biggest logistics players, Vos Logistics has signed an agreement with WABCO for its advanced Fleet Management Solutions (FMS). Following this, WABCO will deliver 1,200 TX-SKY on-board computers developed by its world-class digital solutions business. TX-SKY will replace the existing FMS system that Vos Logistics has been relying on for over 20 years. Vos Logistics will also use WABCO’s TX-FLEX app to support its drivers with out-of-cabin activities.
Vos Logistics, with 30 branches throughout Europe, is a leader in road transportation and customer-specific logistics services. The solutions will be provided through WABCO’s Fleet Solutions business which has been created to deliver a global portfolio of parts, solutions and services that are designed to help make leading fleets like Vos Logistics leaner, greener and safer.
“In 2018, we identified the need for a new telematics solution, both hardware and software, to improve communication between internal and external stakeholders, gain enhanced efficiency levels and deliver a better service towards our end customers,” said Pieter Derksen, Vos Logistics Purchase Manager. “WABCO worked out a proof of concept, combining a fixed TX-SKY on-board computer and its TX FLEX driver app. We tested the platform in 15 vehicles from five subsidiaries and it met every single one of our requirements.”
WABCO’s digital arm has completed the replacement of all 1,200 existing on-board computers in Vos Logistics’ trucks with TX-SKY. These fixed TX-SKY devices will act as a secured communication gateway, providing the drivers with navigation and planning details, as well as feedback on available driving and resting times and driving style.
In addition to taking delivery of 1,200 TX-SKY units, Vos Logistics plans to purchase another 300 TX-SKY systems to integrate into the trucks of acquired carriers during the course of 2019.
“We are happy and proud that a major logistics service provider like Vos Logistics has decided to place its faith in our technologies and replace its existing FMS with our advanced platform,” said Peter Bal, WABCO Business Leader Fleet Solutions, EMEA. “We look forward to supporting Vos Logistics in achieving ever greater levels of efficiency and safety throughout their ecosystem and to help them maintain their leading position in the transport market.”