Transport provider nets backload revenue thanks to Movex
Movex, the online vehicle logistics platform, has proven the efficiency of its backload facility for its customers, after one transport company used an otherwise empty return trip to collect a Honda Civic from Chippenham, Wiltshire and deliver it to a dealer in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire.
While a 245-mile driven vehicle movement would typically cost in excess of £120, the transport company, TK Vehicle Movements, was able to provide a much lower quote as their plate driver was making a similar return journey from a previous job.
As well as helping plate drivers, to reduce the number of transporters moving around the country empty, which is inefficient as well as environmentally costly, the Movex platform’s backload functionality allows transport providers to fill empty slots on transporters. This not only improves the efficiency of the provider’s operations, but also allows them to deliver more competitive pricing and faster turnaround times to customers.
TK Vehicle Movements said: “The Movex platform works incredibly well for us.
Rather than have vehicles and plate drivers moving around the country without earning any revenue, we can collect vehicles on a return journey that have delivery locations close to our route.
“In this case, we were able to provide an incredible competitive quote for the customer, while also bringing in revenue for a vehicle movement where we would otherwise have had none.”
Daren Jones, managing director of Movex, added: “We create our platform to deliver greater efficiency and productivity to our customers and transport providers, so it’s always great to see this benefit delivered so tangibly. A customer got a fantastic price for moving their vehicle across the country, and the transport provider was able to maximise the earning potential of their plate driver.”
Movex is the UK’s leading online vehicle logistics platform, facilitating vehicle movements for a wide range of customers, including franchised and independent dealerships as well as vehicle remarketing organisations.
Customers who need a vehicle moved simply upload their requirements to Movex.co.uk, where networks of approved transport providers are then able to submit quotes for the job.
In August, following three years of rapid growth, the business received major investment from Manheim, enabling it to benefit from further growth in an immature market.