Ready Logistics highlighted that the company is trying to bring a new level of automation and transparency to the manual process-oriented vehicle transportation sector with the launch of the HUB, a centralized communication platform that is geared to increase efficiency for clients.
By automating procedures that typically delay vehicle movement, Ready Logistics explained that the HUB can improve the carrier pickup process, speeds delivery and provides real-time insights.
“The vehicle logistics business hasn’t changed much in decades, using a manual process to get cars from point A to point B,” said Patrick Brennan, senior vice president of logistics at Cox Automotive.
“At Ready Logistics, we’re on a mission to make it faster and easier for clients to move vehicles from anywhere to everywhere — and the HUB is an example of how we’re doing it,” Brennan continued in a news release.
The Ready Logistics HUB’s two main tools are designed to increase efficiency across the transportation process:
—The Vehicle Assessment HUB can allow location agents to provide 24/7 status updates, enabling carriers to experience a seamless pickup process and improve days to deliver. It also can send instant notifications that eliminate the need for phone calls to determine vehicle location.
Additionally, this tool can offer improved reporting and greater visibility into which locations are performing to ensure timely and accurate pickups.
—The My Vehicles HUB can enable clients to access real-time status and the order history of their units in the Ready Logistics transportation system, eliminating the need to a representative.
The tool’s dashboard can allow clients to search VINs, export vehicle lists, view stats and average days to deliver, as well as track the performance of origination locations.
“The more we automate the transportation process and deliver valuable insights, the quicker our clients can get vehicles onto the frontlines of their dealerships or into an auction to be sold,” Brennan said.