Road Feeder Management App 

Streamline airport-to-airport pick ups and deliveries with dynamic Slot Booking

The Road Feeder Management app empowers trucking companies and ground handlers to coordinate airport to airport pick ups and deliveries. Offering a dynamic approach to Slot Booking, it enables trucking companies providing Road Feeder Services and their associated ground handlers to enjoy zero waiting time, accurate planning of resources and easy coordination and communication. 

Slot Booking adjusted to actual ETA

The Road Feeder Management app builds on the principles of traditional Slot Booking. but is geared towards the specific needs of airport-to-airport deliveries. Integrated with Be-Mobile's app Truckmeister, a mobile app used by drivers for a.o. navigation using traffic guidance, it enables:

  • adjustment of booked time slots in line with real-time ETA updates 
  • easy communication between ground handlers and drivers during the drive 
  • ground handlers to keep the overview of all slots in one single interface
  • in the future, the uploading of documents such as e-CRM to further digitize the process

Your benefits

Trucking Companies

Easy Booking, Zero Waiting
  • Avoid waiting times at the ground handler’s facilities
  • Benefit from faster loading/unloading by informed and prepared ground handling staff
  • Receive clear instructions from the handler on the mobile app 
  • Avoid paperwork, reduce administration
  • Respect SLA’s and keep your customer promise

Ground handlers

Smoothened Capacity, Faster Processing
  • Optimize personnel and asset planning according to announced orders
  • Smoothen out capacity, avoid peaks and idle teams
  • Ensure efficient handling by better informed staff
  • Handle more volume with the same amount of staff and gates
  • Reduce operational stress and avoid errors through proactive data sharing
  • Keep the overview of all booked slots in one single interface

Airport

More Insight, Better Performance
  • Gain better insight in the performance of the cargo zone
  • Build a solid business strategy based on informed decisions
  • Attract more business with more efficient and reliable services

How does it work

An automated, digital flow

1. Pre-announcement for accurate planning of resources 

As soon as an order is created in the TMS of the trucking company, the ground handler receives a pre-announcement of the pick-up or delivery.  Getting visibility on expected volumes, type of cargo etc. early in the process allows him to plan resources and inform staff ahead.

2. Automated Slot Booking in view of planned drives

Once the order is planned in the TMS, a time slot is automatically booked at the handler according to the specifics of the driven and the order, such as ETA, import/export, load meters, etc. Where possible, orders will be grouped into one slot, or booked in logical order (when at different locations), to minimize handling time and truck movements. 

3. Real-time Slot adjustment in view of ETA

During the drive, the actual ETA is updated via the Truckmeister app and time slots are adjusted accordingly; if an adjacent slot is unavailable the ground handler is invited to manually propose a new time

4. Easy communication with drivers 

At all times, the handler can communicate with the driver through the Truckmeister app. Messages are available in 9 different languages to support communication in the driver's native language. 

"“We have seen the huge benefits Slot Booking is bringing freigth forwarders and handlers operating at our cargo zone, such as the elimination of 90% of waiting time. We are delighted we can now also extend those benefits to Trucking Companies who are running Road Feeder Services and operate off-premises."

Steven Polmans, Director Cargo & Logistics
Brussels Airport Company

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