Date: 30th September 2015
This month saw the recent installation of remotely monitored Close Circuit Television and all cabs being fitted with Instant Video Transmission Vehicle Accident Cameras. Compliance Manager Michael Armstrong stated that the security of the site will be enhanced further by the installation of CCTV and highlighted that one of the main advantages of fitting cameras to all cabs was to reduce potential collisions. Both Operations Manager Clive Elder and Managing Director Richard McConaghy outlined that MRDL are continually looking at ways in which technology can be used to reduce risk and increase customer service and announced that android phones are soon to be fitted to all cabs as an integral part of the new Stratum transport management software.
Stratum Goes Live!
Date: 28th September 2015
Going live with Stratum was quite daunting. With the initial investment in training and equipment being over, it was time to go live. Although very much in the early stages the initial signs are promising that it will meet both customers and MRDL's needs for timely information. Managing Director Richard McConaghy acknowledged the commitment of the many who got the new system up and running without a drop in customer service.
New Logistics Post / Development Opportunity
Date: 17th September 2015
This new post of Logistics Support came into being in anticipation of the impact of the 'stratum' logistics management software and the introduction of new organisational targets. Managing Director Richard McConaghy said this new role is primarily to support Operations Manager Clive Elder in the day to day management of collections and deliveries in addition to it being a development opportunity.
Chilled Operator of the Year - Export and Freight Transport & Logistics Awards 2015
Date: 11th September 2015
Last night, Thursday 10 September 2015, saw some of the team and MRDL guests attend the annual Export and Freight Transport & Logistics Awards following us receiving an anonymous nomination for Chilled Operator of the year.
We made the top 3 - if only each way bets paid out. Being a finalist in such a competitive category and having our name and vehicles in lights in front of more than 500 people from across the transport industry was no mean achievement.
The main message those who attended took from the guest speakers was that the most valuable resource in the industry are the drivers and that striving for excellence and continuous improvement is a must. Managing Director Richard McConaghy said 'If we had won I would have mentioned everyone's great work in person in my acceptance speech - promise!'.