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More than A to B: Beyond Route Optimisation

More than A to B: Beyond Route Optimisation

The concept of route optimisation software is now well established in the fleet sector: import the next day’s deliveries and print out a manifest that carries them out in the lowest cumulative mileage.

Planning each individual vehicle’s best possible route can cut fuel bills; however, our fleet scheduling goes several steps further. Trakm8 looks holistically at your fleet, then assigns vehicles, timetables and schedules in the most efficient manner.

The differences are huge – along with a bigger reduction in fleet mileage and transport planning time, we also improve vehicle utilisation by up to 20%. Often this means that our logistics customers find they can achieve the same level of customer fulfilment with fewer vehicles, boosting profitability.

Our powerful algorithms are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from road transport. The latest annual figures show that we saved our customers an estimated total 38,844,000 miles and a corresponding 26,258 tonnes of CO₂ emissions. In the last mile delivery sector, improvements in vehicle utilisation and reductions in total fleet mileage also help to substantially cut exhaust emissions, thereby helping to improve urban air quality.

Trakm8 can not only optimise your fleet, but can also take into account ring-fenced customer delivery windows, working time directives and many more factors in its calculations. This easy-to-use technology helps fleets improve customer service and better manage the most demanding contracts. Furthermore, it can provide dynamic scheduling, in real time - this means responding to events like road closures or a last-minute customer request by re-routing vehicles in the most efficient possible manner.

Crucially, the software also easily integrates with our other mileage-saving technologies such as telematics, delivering added benefits such as reporting on planned versus actual performance.

A wide range of fleets already benefit from this higher level of scheduling and optimisation. Customers in the home delivery sector include fashion retailer Net-A-Porter, Iceland Foods, parcel carrier Yodel, and 3PL provider Global Service Group.

So if you’re considering investing in route optimisation for your fleet, why settle for a basic system when Trakm8 could deliver even greater savings?

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