Microlise becomes Tesco's UK and worldwide transport software partner

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Microlise has received a substantial order from Tesco UK for the deployment of over 2,000 in-cab tractor unit systems to its UK stores distribution fleet. This follows the successful deployment of Microlise trailer tracking units to over 4,500 Tesco UK trailers in 2013.

The in-cab rollout will commence shortly, resulting in a complete migration from the company's existing transport execution system to Microlise.

The Microlise system incorporates the latest in-cab touch screen technology for journey management, two way messaging, hands free voice, site notes, and guided navigation.

A Microlise Dual Canbus ML30-CT tracking unit provides tracking data, automated driver login via digital tachograph together with live driver mode information.

The award follows previous Microlise deployments in Tesco.com and Tesco International in recent years as part of a move by Tesco to standardise on a Global Transport Execution system from Microlise.

Chris Wallace, Sales Director at Microlise said, "Our relationship with Tesco goes back over seven years when we did our initial implementation with Tesco.com to what will now be a global solution encompassing in excess of 10,000 vehicles & assets across the world. During every phase we have striven to deliver value, operational benefits and innovation through a highly focused and dedicated product development and delivery team. This order is a testament to the people at both Tesco and Microlise who have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome."

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