Humbaur reduces waiting times for truck drivers with SLOT
- Manufacturer of trailers and vehicle bodies introduces cloud-based software solution at Gersthofen headquarters.
- Trucking companies accept system well.
(Freiburg i.Br., July 2, 2021) Commercial vehicle manufacturer Humbaur, one of the world’s largest producers of trailers and vehicle bodies, has introduced the SLOT timeslot management system from Cargoclix at its headquarters in Gersthofen near Augsburg. For several weeks now, the cloud-based solution from the Freiburg-based system house has been supporting the congestion-free dispatch of around 28 trucks in the outgoing goods department there every day. “The system has been well received by almost all freight forwarders,” reports Haiko Huber, team leader for dispatch scheduling at Humbaur GmbH. “The solution has enabled us to ensure better distribution of trucks at our five loading bays – especially when much many of them arrive for loading,” he continues.
There is no fixed date when the booking period for time slots begins. Humbaur also makes short-term bookings possible for its logistics service providers, as long as they are made by 3 p.m. the day before. This advance notice gives the company the opportunity to plan the following day as precisely as possible and also to allocate personnel accordingly. There is a charge of 50 cents for booking a time slot. These costs are borne by the freight forwarders, who in return benefit from fast and prompt handling.
The fact that truck drivers will hardly have to wait in the future has already been demonstrated in the first weeks of using SLOT. “The standing times for drivers have been extremely reduced,” Huber cites. However, he believes the advantages of the system lie not only in its ability to better distribute trucks over time, but also in its graphical clarity. “This allows us to see exactly which truck is coming when and which vehicles are currently in the loading process,” he explains.
The “Cargoclix SLOT” software for optimizing processes has a modular structure and can be individually adapted to the needs of each company. The system currently has around 65,000 users in Germany and Europe.
Humbaur is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of trailers and vehicle bodies. The range of products offered by the owner-managed family company includes around 420 different standard trailer models for commercial and private customers and 230 models of its so-called “FlexBox” box bodies. 600 employees produce around 60,000 trailers per year. Humbaur operates nationally and internationally as an expert for trailers and transport solutions between 750 kilograms and 55 tons total weight and also manufactures special and custom solutions. The products are distributed by more than 500 dealers in Germany and 26 European countries.
Cargoclix is a neutral Internet marketplace for the electronic tendering of transports and logistics services as well as a provider of modular timeslot management systems.
The range of services offered by the logistics platform “Cargoclix TENDER” includes worldwide tenders for contracts for transports by road, rail, air freight, sea and inland waterway, courier express parcel services as well as logistics services such as warehousing. With over 28,000 registered members from industry, trade and freight forwarding, TENDER is one of the leading international tender platforms for transport and logistics.
The central product of the time slot management business unit is the modularly adaptable “Cargoclix SLOT” software for optimizing processes at the ramp. With more than 65,000 members, SLOT is one of the most widely used time slot management systems.
Cargoclix is a brand of Dr. Meier & Schmidt GmbH. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Freiburg i.Br. www.cargoclix.com