Seven Telematics provides ‘GDP’ for Courier Express

Good Distribution Practice

As part of a planned programme to increase its presence in the temperature controlled market, Brighton company Courier Express has recently added a Mercedes 18 tonne rigid, with a dual compartment refrigerated body, and a Montracon 13.6 m refrigerated trailer to its fleet. Both assets have been specified with Transcan 2 Phama+ temperature recording devices and Cool Track remote monitoring systems from Seven Telematics.

Both the refrigerated rigid truck and the reefer trailer feature Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems and are being used by Courier Express mainly on specialised pharmaceutical and medical delivery schedules all over the UK.

“For the movement and storage of highly sensitive pharmaceutical products, the need to comply with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) is essential and by specifying Seven’s Transcan Phama+ and Cool Track systems, we now have full visibility of product integrity in transit. At all times, we can view every alert, as well as essential temperature data, on our operation control screens, here at head office” said Ben Lloyd, managing director, Courier Express.

The Seven Telematics systems have now been in operation for three months and according to Ben Lloyd, “We have been really pleased with the performance of the Transcan Pharma+ and Cool Track systems so far. They are an excellent tool for our business as they provide us with a full set of real-time reports and alerts as to any potential alarm conditions before potentially compromising the integrity of the products being carried. In addition, we can send customers full and accurate detailed load integrity information covering every delivery we make on their behalf”

Transcan Pharma+ was launched by Seven Telematics at last year’s IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany and since that time it has become an integral part of the GDP process for any company involved in the storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

As Michael Kane, Sale Director at Seven Telematics says, “Matched to our successful Cool Track remote monitoring system, Transcan Pharma+ enables customers to maintain control at all times, no matter where they are. It ensures a smooth and efficient delivery process by monitoring the air and cargo temperature conditions experienced in real-time during pharmaceutical transportation.”