Slotbooking System

Avoid peak and idle times.

Have insight at a glance.

Be in control.

Avoid peak and idle times. Have insight at a glance. Be in control.

SmartWay: The Most Flexible Slot Booking System

As a shipper, you are constantly busy ensuring loads are received efficiently at your sites and reach their destination with no mistakes or problems. Avoid disruption and inefficiency, such as an inefficient schedule, high stock levels and waiting hours for drivers.

That is why we developed our slot booking system, SmartWay. With this system, you can plan efficiently and have direct insight into carriers' arrival times.

Thanks to our hands-on transport mentality and experience as a 4PL provider, we can tailor the system to your requirements quickly to market.

SmartWay: The Most Flexible Slot Booking System

Insight into your transport flows

With SmartWay, you have the visibility on the arrival and departure times of trucks, and you can:

  • Schedule your resources efficiently

  • Control your stock levels

  • Prevent overcrowded parking areas

  • Reduce safety risks and the cost of waiting time

  • Avoid peak and idle times

  • Keep your customer satisfied with a high level of scheduling reliability

Easily adaptable to all your wishes

Thanks to our experience and transport mentality, SmartWay is a unique system with which you can: 

  • Add carriers and sites easily

  • Set up schedules or reschedule slots

  • Customize you site overviews

  • Support customs activities, such as uploading customs documents

  • Link to other systems

  • Report on Health & Safety incidents

Clear and real-time reports

We believe reports should be clean and concise for actionable insights. Our reports are unique due to:

  • Direct usage insights of your docks

  • Overview of the utilisation of slots

  • Real-time arrival status of carrier

  • Clear information about the performance of the carriers

  • Possibilities for analysing the fluctuations in volume

  • Performance summary per site
Complementary for our Slot Booking System

Flexible with SmartWay Modules

Slot Booking System Smartway is developed so that you can add some handy modules according to your needs. Check out our most used modules underneath.

Frequently asked questions

What is SmartWay Slot Booking?

SmartWay Slot Booking is a transport planning tool focused on the loading and unloading operations on your sites. 

SmartWay Slot booking is cloud-based and provided as a software-as-a-service (SaaS). Therefore, you don't have to worry about installing applications or software on devices. 

Users, like planners and carriers, have web access and log on to the online platform to access, plan and share relevant data and business processes directly.

Frequently asked questions

Why is SmartWay developed?

Many 4PL customers expressed their frustration with the rigidity of other time slot management software and their reliance on slot booking providers. So, our experts developed a cloud-based slot booking system with an intuitive, straightforward interface based on extensive experience in the transport business. SmartWay Slotbooking is easily adaptable to your wishes, so you are in full control of your site planning.

Frequently asked questions

Is a slot booking system sustainable?

Yes, it is!

With a system like SmartWay, you can efficiently manage your traffic and resources on sites. This brings financial savings and CO2 reduction.

  1. Less unnecessary idle running because:
    1. reduced congestion on entering and leaving your sites;
    2. reduced total turnaround times for (un)loading;
  2. Better utilization of assets, people and equipment reduces the idle time of trucks;
  3. Consolidating multiple orders in one time-slot allows smart utilization of loading capacity and, therefore, reduces unnecessary trips.


Want to know more about SmartWay?

Ask about SmartWay Slotbooking, other SmartWay Logistics services, pricing, implementation or anything else.

Our experts are ready to answer your questions. Or, check out our leaflet or give us a call (+31(0)30 - 82 00 800).

Slot Bookings in just 3 clicks

6 Slotbooking Advantages For Your Carrier

Due to our transport DNA, we are fully aware of the challenges carriers can face in using slot booking systems. 

Therefore, we continuously optimize SmartWay so that it is an improvement for both you as a shipper and your carriers. 

Tested by the planning department and drivers of Van der Wal and used by several large shippers and their carriers, we can assure an easy-to-use, flexible slot booking system for all users.

  1. Shipments are easy to book; make a booking in just 3 clicks

  2. Direct access to your booking via reference number

  3. Validation of transit time between loading and unloading slot

  4. Pre-booked slot time comes free 1 hour before the cut-off time

  5. In case of calamity, the assistant, together with your carrier, can always look for a suitable solution

  6. Return loads can be booked automatically in a connecting slot

Our Services

SmartWay Slotbooking is an integrated part of the control tower functionality of SmartWay Logistics. With our in-house experts, we can advise you on a consultancy basis or coordinate the carrier process on your behalf.

Get in touch

Our experts are ready to answer your questions and even share a demo.

Or give us a call: +31(0)30 - 82 00 800