Consignment notes go paperless

Krone has become a partner in the development and Europe-wide rollout of a digital consignment note, which will result in millions of pieces of paper being kept from landfill.

The trailer manufacturer is joining Austrian transport company Lkw Walter to introduce the fully digital solution, eCMR, which has already been equiped on trailers with a Krone Smart Assistant QR code. The QR code can be scanned using a smartphone and the information accessed by anyone involved in the process.

“‘Smart Assistant’ is an important part of our digital transformation fields at the trailer – comparable to a powerful operating system,” said Head of Krone Telematics and Digital Services, Max Birle. “It has revolutionised the document management of all Krone trailers by radically simplifying the handling of vehicle documents such as eCMR and other services without the need for additional apps. This is the most straightforward offering on the market and provides real added value to our customers on a daily basis, making the difference in the logistics world.”

According to LKW Walter, the eCMR will allow its carriers to save time, money and make administration easier for drivers.

“Millions of pages of paper will be eliminated, which will benefit the environment,” said Director for Digital Business at LKW Walter, Michael Gschwandtner.  “For us as a company, eCMR not only sets new standards for efficiency and transparency in the supply chain, but also emphasises our commitment to environmentally friendly processes.”

In other news, US trailer orders were substantially down compared to figures for the same time last year.

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