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MSD Turns to TECH to help Britain Bounce Back ! (read more)

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A Leicestershire based freight haulage firm is using pioneering technology to ensure safe deliveries and premium customer service as the UK enters a recovery phase after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions .

MSD says the advanced technology – developed by the Palletforce express distribution network – will also help to keep staff and customers safe in the battle against the virus.

A member of Palletforce now for 2 years, MSD is one of over 100 leading UK hauliers across the network to benefit from a suite of systems known as the Technology Trident.

This includes Palletforce’s unique Alliance Sense product, which features artificial intelligence technology and neural learning to solve delivery problems before they happen, improving customer service and cutting down on waste and mileage around redeliveries.

Meanwhile ePOD2 handheld devices remove the need for any contact and paperwork during the delivery process. Featuring imaging software, live tracking and live location capture, they ensure quick, safe and clean contactless deliveries and full electronic proof of delivery notifications.

And Pallet Selfie technology provides instant imaging, reducing damages and again cutting interaction between delivering driver and customer.

MSD General Manager, Glenn Mitchell, said: “As the UK slowly reopens for business over the coming months the challenge will be to balance service with safety.

“Palletforce’s advanced technology is invaluable because it not only improves delivery performance, but ensures we are able to maintain the highest levels of public safety across all aspects of our operation.”

Palletforce has always championed health and safety across the network. In 2020 it was again awarded the RoSPA President’s Award for 11 consecutive years of gold standard safety and recently gained ISO 45001 status for health and safety management.

Dean Hughes, Palletforce IT director, said: “Thanks to significant ongoing investment, Palletforce has pioneered innovation and technology to ensure our membership benefits from an operational, performance and customer service aspect.

“However, our technology platforms also help minimise paperwork and contact during collection and delivery. As manufacturing slowly restarts and volumes increase, Palletforce’s leading technology initiatives will help keep both our members and their customers safe as social distancing restrictions continue to prevail.”

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