Australian car transport company PrixCar has walked away with the Best Application of Technology award at the Australian Freight Industry Awards.
The company’s PTXchange solution was behind the win, the company announced in a statement.
PTXchange is a widget that enables manufacturers, dealerships, auction houses and other businesses to offer their customers instant car transportation quotes online, without the customer leaving the business’ website.
The PTXchange solution is made possible by the use of Zebra Technologies powerful mobile computers, which capture data on vehicle deliveries at every stage of the journey.
As well as PTXchange, PrixCar provides vehicle transport and processing for Australia’s automotive manufacturers, importers, and distributors.
PrixCar records the delivery of imported cars in Australia, issues an Australian Compliance Label, and ensures safe delivery of vehicles to dealerships nationwide.
At every stage, surveys are conducted on each vehicle, and the customer is notified on estimated arrival times and provided with photographs of any anomalies via an online portal.
This is made possible by Zebra handheld computers with scanning and image capture capabilities.
“PTXchange brings the order in and the rest of the process is handled by Zebra mobile devices,” explains Patrick Kashani, national IT manager, PrixCar.
“From vehicle collection, to inspection and transportation, a survey is conducted almost instantly and accurately,” he says
PrixCar will soon be updating and expanding their nationwide fleet of 780 mobile devices with Zebra’s rugged TC75 handheld computers, it announced.
“Zebra’s mobile devices are fast and accurate giving our customers an insight to the entire process,” Kashani explains.
“In this industry we have to be innovative – it’s the only way we can stay ahead,” he adds.
David Arkles, general manager, Zebra Technologies ANZ, adds, “Zebra has a rich heritage of innovation and we are very pleased to have helped PrixCar achieve this accolade.
“Zebra’s wide portfolio of innovative solutions provides our customers with the tools they need to operate quickly, reliably, and effectively in the moments that matter,” Arkles says.
The Australian Freight Industry Awards are presented by the Victorian Transport Association.