In the fast-paced world of logistics and transportation, efficiency and accuracy are paramount. Every minute counts, and the ability to streamline operations can mean the difference between success and stagnation. WestLink Petroleum — a leader in petroleum transportation — found their solution in Hubfleet. Our comprehensive fleet management platform revolutionised their operations.
In this case study, we’ll look at WestLink Petroleum’s experience with Hubfleet, focusing on our Electronic Work Diary (EWD), and how it has transformed their business.
WestLink Petroleum’s Hubfleet journey began with a recommendation from another business in the industry. Drawn by the potential benefits, they decided to make the switch from their labor-intensive manual logbook system to Hubfleet’s EWD.
Seven Ways Hubfleet Supports WestLink Petroleum
1. Eliminating the Hassles of Manual Logging
Before Hubfleet, WestLink Petroleum relied on manual logbooks — a process that required regular auditing and was prone to human errors. The introduction of our EWD eliminated the need for manual record-keeping and audits. This change alone saved valuable time and resources, allowing the team to focus on other operations.
2. Reducing Wait Times Dramatically
One of the most striking improvements since implementing Hubfleet’s EWD has been the significant reduction in wait times for drivers intercepted on the road. Previously, these delays could stretch anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour. Now, thanks to Hubfleet’s minute-to-minute recording and accurate data tracking, wait times have been slashed to just 15 minutes — sometimes even as low as 5 minutes! This has not only improved the drivers’ experience but also increased overall productivity.
3. Ease of Use & Reduced Fines
Once WestLink Petroleum’s staff received training on Hubfleet’s EWD, they found it remarkably easy to use. The system’s user-friendly interface and real-time guidance have minimised incorrect diary entries. This, in turn, has saved the drivers from fines due to logbook errors, ensuring they can focus on their primary responsibilities without unnecessary distractions.
4. Boosting Productivity Tenfold
The EWD feature has reduced delays and enhanced productivity within the company. Drivers can now plan their day more efficiently, knowing that they have a reliable tool to help them navigate their routes while adhering to regulations. This newfound confidence and efficiency have not only increased driver satisfaction but also improved the company’s bottom line.
5. Accurate Minute-to-Minute Recording
As Tiarnie from WestLink Petroleum notes, one of the standout features of Hubfleet’s EWD is its minute-to-minute recording, which is incredibly accurate. This level of precision ensures that every aspect of a driver’s day is accounted for, providing peace of mind and compliance with industry regulations.
6. Efficient Auditing and Data Visualisation
From an auditing perspective, Hubfleet’s dashboard provides a comprehensive overview of a driver’s day, making it easy to identify any potential breaches. Even in situations where drivers go out of signal range, the app continues to function, ensuring data integrity. The visualisations within the platform, including the “darken screen” option, further enhance the user experience and data analysis capabilities.
7. Real-Time Monitoring
WestLink have established a control room featuring Hublink over two screens. This allows them to monitor their operation in real-time, with extremely accurate data that can be seen at a snapshot level or in incredible detail. With 30 drives in their fleet, being able to visualise, read, and understand their operations in this way has been a game-changer.
A Resounding Endorsement: “Needed by All”
In three simple words, WestLink Petroleum sums up their experience with Hubfleet: “Needed by all.”
The platform’s ability to streamline operations, reduce wait times, and enhance compliance has made it an indispensable tool for their business. It’s not just a solution; it’s a game-changer that has allowed WestLink Petroleum to stay competitive.
Hubfleet’s Electronic Work Diary has proven to be a pivotal tool for WestLink Petroleum, transforming their fleet management processes and delivering substantial benefits. As the transportation and logistics industry continues to evolve, innovative solutions like Hubfleet will undoubtedly play a crucial role in shaping the future of fleet management.
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If you’re in the transportation industry, take a cue from WestLink Petroleum’s success story and consider Hubfleet. We’ll help you unlock new levels of efficiency and accuracy in your operations. With a user-friendly interface, real-time tracking, and comprehensive features, Hubfleet can benefit businesses of all sizes.
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