Fargo Systems, creators of the popular TOPS™ (Transport Operations & Processing Systems) software, has announced its launch into the car transport market with Freemans Autologistics Ltd, as one of their first clients.

Leading car transport specialist, Freemans Autologistics, provides high quality vehicle transport solutions and has implemented the TOPS Transport Management System which includes tailored features for the vehicle transport sector.

Fargo Systems have developed a new flexible ‘product’ job entry wizard, which gives customers a quick and easy method to enter jobs on the system, allowing Freemans Autologistics to define a database of vehicles (makes & models). Registration or VIN numbers are then simply entered on the wizard and the relevant make/model selected or added to the database on the fly.

Alice Hustwait, Transport Manager of Freemans Autologistics comments: “The TOPS suite of tools allows us to plan much further in advance and the fact that we can produce full revenue and cost analysis, direct from the operating platform, means we are in even greater control of the business.”

Fleet management and cost monitoring and analysis play a significant part in the TOPS automation process and the fleet management module has given Freemans the ability to manage their modern fleet of transporters; schedule service / MOT appointments and driver licences and capture all fleet costs, including fuel and payroll.

Steve Collins, Fargo Systems comments: “Our TOPS software is ideal for the car transporter sector as it provides businesses with the ability to manage all transport elements using one system whilst optimising profits and ensuring logistics are running as efficiently as possible.”

Fargo specialises in developing software systems for companies in the shipping and transport industries. Formed in 2002, the company is the UK market leader specialising in the container haulage industry, thanks to the original TOPS software, which manages an amazing 3 million container moves each year. Fargo’s ability to tailor its innovative transport management solutions to the needs of clients, regardless of their cargo or location, has made it possible to expand the company into new sectors.

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For more information please contact:

Paula Bennett, Pier Marketing -Tel: 01394 276923

Email: paula@pier-marketing.com

or

Steve Collins, Fargo Systems Ltd – Tel: 0845 834 0345

Email: s.collins@fargosystems.com

Notes to Editors:

About Fargo Systems

Fargo Systems is a leading UK software provider to the transport and logistics industry. Providing transport, fleet and logistics software solutions, these can either be flexible & off-the-shelf, or encompass bespoke modules to meet changing needs. Customers include shipping lines, rail operators, road hauliers, 3PLs, etc. with users in over 15 countries spanning 3 continents.

The product range includes:

TOPS – The UK’s de-facto standard container transport management system goes far beyond intermodal covering a whole range of distribution, full-load and network logistics scenarios. With sophisticated resource planning and efficiency-gaining tools, TOPS additionally caters for web-based global real-time tracking visibility and automated status messaging.

TOPS…on the go – a completely integrated mobile telematics solution for smartphones, tablets, and PDAs with GPS tracking, job order despatch, electronic proof-of-deliveries, defect reporting and other admin tasks.

CYMAN – Container Yard or Intermodal Terminal management, including M&R and in and out gate CODECO messaging.

CCC – CargoCentral.Co – a collaborative online information and transaction exchange.