How Couriers are Managing Social Distancing in Last Mile Applications June 26th, 2020

How Couriers are Managing Social Distancing in Last Mile Applications

Amidst the developing Stay-at-Home guidelines, last-mile deliveries have surged, especially when it comes to essential goods. Couriers are under extreme amounts of pressure to deliver critical orders, whilst adhering to new safety measures and protocols, such as contactless delivery at the doorstep, to ensure driver and customer safety. Many last-mile delivery drivers are pursuing connectivity outlets, where the consumer can choose where the package is scheduled to be delivered, whether that be their mailbox, front porch, or a different location entirely. But as deliveries and order number surge across the world, the possibility for extended delivery windows and errors is likely to occur as a result.

Providing delivery drivers with the most impactful solutions to ensure their health and safety is the key to winning in this situation. Honeywell’s line of mobility devices works to provide real-time connectivity in these non-traditional environments. From mobile computers to software services, and even printers, there is much Honeywell can do to assist delivery drivers will completing their jobs in a safe manner, while also fulfilling the expectations of customers.

In any situation, nowadays, it’s important that there is little to no contact with delivering packages, and there are several third-party companies who are working to establish custom delivery workflows become the new normal and no-touch delivery confirmation can be acquired. Many companies are also striving to provide rich data capabilities which can allow drivers to capture photos as proof of delivery or record audio ‘signatures’ to confirm customer receipt. 

When it comes to establishing a receipt, the right mobile printer is more than necessary to get the job done. The Honeywell RP4 eliminates the need to send the package back to the warehouse center for relabelling, if there were to be an error in addressing the package, through last-minute relabelling on-the-go. The integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and rechargeable battery life of the device have been designed specifically for delivery drivers throughout their whole shift, reducing driver downtime and can keep them out there delivering the critical orders.

When it comes to long-lasting mobility options for delivery drivers, in every industry, Honeywell-as-a-Service is able to come into the playing field to provide you with all of your essential players. To learn more about these solutions, be sure to contact your BlueStar Representative today!


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.