Andrews Excavations is set to go paperless with PODFather

Andrews Excavations, the family run business running aggregate deliveries, waste recycling and tipper operations out of its East London headquarters, is rolling PODFather’s electronic waste ticketing solution out across its operation. With a fleet of over 100 vehicles operating on construction sites across the South East of England, Andrews Excavations needed an advanced, yet easy to use, solution to replace its historically paper-based processes. PODFather is now relied upon across the fleet to track vehicle movements and collect electronic proof of delivery notifications. As a result, Andrews Excavations is on the road to phasing out paper tickets across its growing business.

“PODFather is enabling us to eradicate paper tickets from our operation for good,” comments Patrick McGinley, Project Lead at Andrews Excavations. “With the system in place we can manage our loads more efficiency and get real time visibility of what is going on where throughout the operation. This has been a game changer for the whole team here at Andrews Excavations.”

All drivers now use the PODFather app, which can be installed on even the most basic of smartphone. The app enables the transport team to upload job information directly to drivers, track actual vehicle movements in real time and collect proof of delivery notifications instantaneously. This has revolutionised internal business processes and has removed the reliance on the return of paper tickets for job completion and invoicing.

“The PODFather app is intuitive and easy to use which has helped in getting it rolled out across all our drivers,” adds McGinley. “In construction things can change quickly but PODFather gives us both the visibility and information we need to cope with change and still maintain efficiency at the same time. It really is a great system for streamlining construction load planning.”

“Andrews Excavations is a great example of how the use of PODFather can eradicate paper tickets from a construction business for good,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “We’ve worked closely with the team at Andrews Excavations to ensure that the lessons we’ve learned with our nationwide construction clients are applied to this very successful family-run business. We look forward to helping the team banish paper tickets, and the headaches they bring, for good.”

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Our software is helping businesses within the logistics, construction, field service and healthcare industries to streamline processes, improve operational and financial efficiency, and eradicate paper. Our cloud-based delivery management software encompasses a range of features and functionality including; job management, route planning and optimization, vehicle checks, proof of delivery, driver and vehicle tracking, as well as invoicing and reporting modules. PODFather allows businesses to be better informed about the jobs they are managing, highlighting problems before they occur, making users proactive rather than reactive. Our customer base includes well-known names such as Tarmac, NHS, Bidfresh, Oxfam and Igloo, as well as a many independent logistics and construction service operators. To find out more visit

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Caulfield Contractors improves visibility and goes paperless with PODFather

Caulfield Contractors, part of the Link Group of companies shaping the UK civil engineering landscape, is realising the benefit of introducing PODFather’s proof of delivery solution to the M1 smart motorway project. With nine gangs and over 60 vehicles working on this high-profile project, Caulfield needed a solution it could rely on to bring visibility, traceability and accountability to its operation. The PODFather system is used daily to manage job allocation, vehicle tracking, and proof of delivery for the fleet, with each vehicle handling multiple loads of muck away aggregate every day.

Caulfield Contractors, once a family-run business, now a multimillion-pound engineering company, is committed to providing first class technical expertise and experience to its customers. “We pride ourselves on delivering complete solutions, so when we were awarded the contract to manage drainage on the M1 smart motorway project I knew how important it was to have the right technology in place to give us the visibility and accountability to substantiate our actions,” comments Nick Caulfield, Co-Owner of The Link Group of companies. “Having heard nothing but great things about PODFather it was the obvious, and only real, choice for us.”

Previously the Caulfield team relied on paper tickets to manage vehicle movements and track progress. “With paper tickets you are operating with minimal visibility of what’s going on out on site. This is where the PODFather system allows us to excel. We now have a paper-less operation and instant, real time visibility of all vehicle loads and movements,” comments Jay Athwal, Caulfield’s Project Manager. “PODFather is an intuitive and informative software solution that has the benefit of being supported by a first-class team of industry experts who quickly understood our challenges and delivered us a solution that we’ve successfully rolled out across this project.”

The PODFather tracking and proof of delivery solution has enabled the Caulfield team to improve productivity across its operation. The logistics team can now see exactly what is happening in real time, with one benefit being that vehicles can be diverted between motorway gangs to maximise working time. “I’m using PODFather every day and it’s a great tool for improving traceability and visibility,” comments Stuart Nappin, Caulfield’s Logistics Manager. “Irrespective of whether I’m in the office or out on site I have real time visibility of what’s going on everywhere, across all our gangs, and can make changes accordingly. I can also deal with any issues or delays in real time too.”

PODFather manages the whole process from the allocation of jobs through to tracking wagon movements, collating weighbridge information and capturing proof of delivery photos. Everything is accessible via the Caulfield/PODFather portal and ensures the management team has the information it needs at any time. “Having a clear audit trail of what happened when is essential when you are operating at this scale,” adds Stuart Nappin. “Not only does it make my life easier, but the drivers see the benefit too – jobs are communicated clearly and in a timely manner and everyone knows what’s expected of them when.”

“The Caulfield Contractors operation is an excellent example of what our construction offering is all about,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “Paper is the bane of everyone’s lives in this industry and the PODFather solution just makes that all go away; replacing manual processes with fast, easy to use technology that delivers real time visibility, and long term accountability, to industry leaders such as Caulfield and the wider Link Group.”

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