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Mapping delivers more How secure is your van?
If you’re planning depot It only takes a criminal a
networks, balancing delivery matter of seconds to force a
work between locations, standard lock on an
optimising routes or unattended van. A study by
interacting with your staff out
the Police Research Group
on the road, MapMechanics
revealed that over 47,000
has a range of specialised
LCVs were stolen over a 12
solutions ideally suited to the
month period within the UK,
courier and express delivery
equivalent to one LCV being
market. OptiSite for
stolen for every 50 on the
GeoConcept enables carriers
road. These serious threats
to determine which potential or existing depots are best suited
require a tough solution to an ongoing problem. Providing a
to their customer base, or decide on the optimum number of
strong defence against such serious risks and loss of assets,
depots or delivery territories. MM Territories uses boundary
Bellan has researched and developed the only purpose-built
sets such as postcode sectors to balance delivery areas by
range of automotive locking devices for commercial vehicles.
numbers of customers, households, deliveries and resources.
Bellan locks also offer drivers the convenience of single-
Proprietary and in-house routing and scheduling systems
handed use for ease of operation. It is a testament to the
including TruckStops and MapMechanics’ own geoscheduling
strength and performance of Bellan locks that so many leading
suite enable users to optimise delivery journeys and staff
LCV fleets have fitted these devices to their vehicles.
allocation, and StreetServicer takes optimisation right down to
street level, finding the most economical van or walking routes
Martin Rogers, General Sales Manager for Lombard Vehicle
around local neighbourhoods. MapMechanics Mobile, a
Management who has worked with Bellan for several years to
complete package, delivers scheduling and job information to
provide a large number of their customers with high security
drivers wirelessly in real time and processes feedback from
locking systems for their commercial vehicle fleets said “The
Bellan Slam Lock is a robust dependable locking solution and
MapMechanics’ customers include City Link (planning
we are delighted to endorse both this product and the
deliveries and allocating work to postcode areas), TNT
company itself”. Adding to the recommendations Colin
Express (balancing work load across depots and keeping
Carruthers of Air Products PLC said “We are 100% satisfied
resources aligned with demand), Parcelforce, and Thomson
with the Bellan locks that have been fitted and would use and
Local (planning routes for directory distributors).
recommend Bellan for any future requirements”.
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