As a result, the Lashing App has proven its worth on the market – a fact that is also demonstrated by the total of over 20,000 downloads to date for mobile devices with Android or iOS operating systems. The first version of the Lashing App was developed in 2011 by BRUGG Lifting in cooperation with Schaefer Design. As of 2017, the app will now also be available via the FleetBoard Store, which is provided by the telematics provider Daimler FleetBoard.
At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 trade fair, Daimler FleetBoard celebrated the world premiere of the new FleetBoard Store for apps. Prototypes of 14 apps were included in the presentation. The platform deliberately follows an open design, enabling industry partners to contribute useful developments aiming at making road freight transport as a whole more efficient. FleetBoard customers can conveniently select the Lashing App from their place of work and send it to their fleet.
The truck driver accesses the booked apps via the driver tablet using the FleetBoard DispoPilot.guide. FleetBoard can be used both in trucks from Mercedes Benz, as well as in all other makes of truck.
By integrating the Lashing App into the FleetBoard Store, BRUGG Lifting can tap into new target groups and benefit from the synergy effects of the market for commercial vehicle telematics. Daniel Schoepke, CEO of BRUGG Lifting, underlines the importance of this new partnership: "We are pleased that our Lashing App has become a part of the overall concept to increase the safety in the logistics sector, and we are convinced that the online networking of trucks and the development of the networked logistics systems of the future will progress successfully." The Lashing App, like all apps in the FleetBoard Store, passed through a high-level quality assurance process and therefore meets FleetBoard’s high safety standards.