The entire Viaservice team wishes to express its gratitude to all truck drivers, planners, warehouse workers and other professionals in the transport sector for their dedication and hard work shown every day especially in these extremely difficult days.
In these turbulent times Viaservice will be offering free usage of its eCMRs through the TransFollow and Transport Portal platforms.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus transport companies have been working around the clock to ensure that supermarkets and other retail outlets are supplied in time and to keep pace with the unforeseen rate of inventory turnaround. It could already be noted that other businesses such as the horticultural business and the construction material supply business are struggling with the rapidly decreasing demand.
As the situation becomes more and more complex and different measures are taken across Europe and even change quite frequently, we fully realize that the organization of your transport business becomes even more challenging. Such challenging times call for improvisation, flexibility and hard work from all of us. For this reason, Viaservice has decided to also contribute to support the transport industry.
To help you to better organize your transports during the coronavirus outbreak we offer you the free usage of the TransFollow and Transport Portal platforms.
For all current active users and all new users of the TransFollow platform, the creation and issuance of the digital consignment notes from your technical environment or from the Transport Portal will be free of charge until 31st of May 2020.
The Transport Portal is a web-based solution to create and issue the digital consignment notes and transfers such consignment notes to the TransFollow platform. The creator of the digital consignment note can indicate all required information (carriers, consignor, consignee, goods details …) and issue eCMR documents to all supply chain actors. The driver would then be able to access the consignment note, review, modify and sign it upon pickup and delivery.
Amongst the many benefits of managing this process digitally, the TransFollow solution will also contribute to ensure full and more efficient compliance with the currently required safety measures for drivers to ensure that drivers keep recommended distances between themselves allowing them to remain in the truck whilst still being able to sign the eCMR without the need of contact.
Moreover, now with many employees working from home, the use of paper consignment notes reveals to be a challenging process. Sharing information digitally allows the carrier, sender and recipient to have the full information immediately available. The use of the TransFollow eCMR also ensures continued invoicing and payment processes as this can be done from home without the physical exchange of any paper document.