Pocket Box targets road transport sector with asset management enhancement


Pocket Box has enhanced its SME fleet software solution to meet growing demand from road transport operators for an all-in-one system to manage vehicles, trailers, equipment and drivers. The new asset module within Pocket Box Fleet will provide added functionality to help businesses maintain, monitor and protect a wide range of powered, unpowered and portable equipment within their operations.

“Ever since the launch of Pocket Box Fleet, our road transport customers have been asking for a simple way to manage other logistics and materials handling equipment alongside their vehicle operation,” explains Jim Finnegan, CEO of Pocket Box Ltd. “Our latest software development will make it possible to bring everything together into a single system, so they have complete visibility and control over their physical resources.”

The asset module is highly flexible, so it can be tailored to manage any logistics and material handling equipment including trailers, containers, forklift trucks and other mechanical lifts. The dashboard and notification system combines at-a-glance visibility, simple navigation and seamless task management, with comprehensive maintenance, safety compliance and inventory management features. Reminders and alerts use traffic light colour-coding to prioritise the most important tasks and draw attention to potential issues.

Using the Pocket Box Fleet app, drivers will now be able to undertake an audit of operational and safety equipment at the same time as daily vehicle and asset safety checks to pinpoint the last known location and condition of equipment that has been allocated to them. This will enable road transport businesses to keep track of portable assets to ensure drivers have the tools needed to complete their jobs.

“Our aim to deliver a digitised solution to eliminate labour-intensive operational processes that are causing an unnecessary headache to SME businesses within the road transport and logistics sector. By bringing together the management of vehicles, equipment and drivers, our customers can save both time and money, while achieving the highest levels of health and safety compliance. The asset module will also enable us to introduce new security features moving forward that will help companies combat the issue of equipment theft,” adds Finnegan.

Pocket Box is a cloud-and app-based software company that has developed a comprehensive eco-system for the consumer motoring, automotive, fleet, road transport and construction sectors. The feature-rich eco-system is designed for ease-of-use and to support multiple integrations with third-party technology partners, enabling Pocket Box to deliver advanced vehicle, driver and equipment management solutions.