Estuary Freight plugs in Mandata to support business growth

Estuary Freight use Mandata Go Transport Management Software

Customer Profile


Agricultural haulage


To improve operational efficiency

by finding a better way to work

About the Company:

Based in Immingham near Grimsby,
specialising in agricultural transportation,
but also operating in sectors like timber
and waste transportation

Company Size:

10 Vehicles

Business Concerns:

Handwriting weekly running sheets was
no longer sustainable due to workload

Spreadsheets were becoming too hard to
keep updated with job updates and information

Specialising in agricultural transportation, but also operating in sectors like transporting timber and waste, the business owners say they’ve vastly reduced paperwork and manual processes, and improved visibility since implementing the TMS.

The Mandata Go TMS has even allowed them to grow throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Automation is the future

Mandata Go has allowed Estuary Freight Services to automate all areas of their haulage operation. From planning and job allocation to invoicing and electronic proof of delivery (ePODs), onto one paperless and fully accessible cloud-based software solution.

Jade Brewster, managing director at Estuary Freight said, “It’s no exaggeration to say we simply wouldn’t have been able to continue much longer running our operations the way we used to. We used spreadsheets that were difficult to keep updated with the latest information, handwritten notes and reports, and continuously had to make time-consuming calls to drivers out on the road. It was difficult to keep our customers informed if there were sudden changes to deliveries or job status.

Increased efficiency and consistency complements their professional image

She added, “We’ve given our look a professional overhaul and now have consistent branding for delivery notes and invoicing that includes our logo and colour scheme. All of our drivers get all of the information they need on their mobile device in one consistent format. Business growth means we’re still as busy as ever, but we now work far more efficiently.

Easy to manage and easy to measure

“We used to handwrite weekly running sheets for crucial performance-related elements of the business, including for our own trucks and for our subbies. Now we do this at the click of a button, and analyse our performance by running a report in seconds.”

Working with Mandata to find solutions

Ian Thompson, Internal Sales Manager at Mandata Group, said, “We worked closely with Jade and the team to implement key features of the transport management system that mattered most to their business. We’re thrilled that everyone at Estuary Freight Services is reaping the benefits and that they have been able to grow their business during the most challenging of times.”

Mandata can help your business too

Mandata Group offers haulage and logistics software solutions for a wide variety of haulage operators, from one-vehicle operatives to those with hundreds of vehicles on the road at any given time, helping them manage their processes from order to invoice.

Whether you plan for 20 or 200 vehicles, Mandata has the transport management software to help make your job easier

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Desktop, cloud TMS for start-up to medium-sized operators with simpler business processes.

Core TMS features include:

Create standard jobs, bulk jobs and repeat job schedules
Customisable rate tables
Configurable job and stage planner
Multi-day load planning
Route sequencing
Map-based route confirmation
Visual load fill/utilisation
ETA notifications when integrated with Manifests and Navigation apps
Subcontractor management tools
Document scanning and storage
Documents emailed to customers automatically as jobs progress
Self-service customer portal
Simple file-based imports and exports
Accounts integrations
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Desktop, cloud TMS for medium to large sized operators with more complex business processes.

All the features of Go, PLUS the following:

Short-distance-running guide
Two-way pallet network integration
Custom data fields to capture all the details you need
Create your own dashboard layouts from our range of KPI charts and graphs
More powerful file-based imports/exports with enhanced data validation and third-party code translation
Developer API for seamless data transfer with third-party products
Seamless integration with major accounting software providers
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If your needs are more complex, we also offer an enterprise-class bespoke transport management system.

All the features you’d expect including:

Dynamic map-based planning
Configurable, role-specific traffic planning screens
Pre-planning ETAs with live ETA updates and notifications when integrated with Manifests and Navigation apps
Empty mileage calculations updated as you add and amend loads
Configurable collection, delivery and load documentation
Create your own documentation and reports with our embedded custom report builder
Optional scale-out reporting server for data integration with existing business systems
Managed integrations to over 500 third-party systems
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Software that enables business growth