Mobile Communications in Trucking: From Luxury to Necessity

Fleet Owner

In freight transportation, smart phones and tablets are not just commonplace but inevitable. For both drivers on the road and managers in the office, you’re not likely to see such a person without one, the other or both.Join Fleet Owner, to learn about the essential nature of mobile communications for drivers and fleet managers.For drivers the appeal is easy. They can use phones and tablets to keep in touch with people at home and, with the same device, help make their professional lives more efficient with the swarm of applications now available.
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Today, over 35% of food spend is outside the home in the UK, 15 years ago, it was 20% and yet in the United States currently it is over 50%. It is STILL predicted that by 2025, 50% of food consumption in the UK will be Out of Home. Snacking and eating ‘on the go’ is reducing the number of formal meal occasions.Whitbread has announced its interim results for the six months ending 18 August showing a total revenue growth of 13% to £1,293.2m (2013/14: £1,144.7m). Premier Inn delivered total sales growth of 14.7% with like-for-like sales growth of 9.6% and record UK occupancy at 84.0%. Costa delivered total sales growth of 16.9% with like-for-like sales growth of 6.1% in the UK stores, driven by a 5.0% increase in customer transactions. Whitbread's restaurants business grew its total sales by 4.3%, performing ahead of its industry benchmark.

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