Fleet Planning & Optimization API by PTV xServer

Why use software to plan and optimize your fleet operation?

  • Route optimization is a complex challenge. Imagine you want to plan the optimum trip for one driver who is to carry five orders in one trip. Even in this seemingly simple scenario, 120 different route combinations are available.

    With more vehicles and stops, as well as other factors like truck attributes, traffic patterns and time restrictions to consider, the routing problem becomes more complex and challenging. Optimization and scheduling software enables you to find the optimum route more easily and to schedule pickups and deliveries for optimal fleet use.

  • Why use the Fleet Planning & Optimization API by PTV xServer?

    Our software solutions for fleet planning and optimization are built on the knowhow and experience from four decades in transport and logistics planning. No matter how complex your optimization and scheduling problem, the Fleet Planning & Optimization API by PTV xServer is up for the challenge.

    The API is available as a cloud-based web service or an on-premises solution. Due to its standardized interface, the component can be easily integrated into an existing software architecture.

Features

    • Plan and optimize routes for any fleet size

      The Fleet Planning & Optimization API factors in all vehicles and trailers at your disposal, as well as all combination possibilities your planning.

    • Factor time restrictions into route planning

      Include legal or your own set of rules regarding HOS and factor them into your route planning. Factor additional time restrictions, such as opening hours of depots and ramps.

    • Define your personal optimization goals

      Do you want to minimize vehicle deployment? Distribute the workload equally among drivers? Regardless of your preferences, the Fleet Planning & Optimization API calculates the perfect results. 

    • Consider traffic patterns and ongoing construction

      PTV xServer is global market leader in dynamic route optimisation. This means that the software considers rush hours as well as ongoing construction already while planning routes.

    • Have the flexibly to add last-minute orders into existing routes

      If you want to add orders you received at short notice into an existing trip it’s no problem! Simply add the new stop to receive an amended sequence. 

    • Includes relevant truck attributes

      Define your vehicles’ attributes (e.g. size, length and weight as well as loading capacity, special cargo and speed profiles). xServer delivers the optimum route that includes all truck-specific attributes, as well as access restrictions and toll charges.

  • Fleet Optimisation API Documentation

    API Version 1 is our established solution that is widely used in the market. Your company has been a customer for a while and hasn’t switched APIs recently? Then you’re most likely interested in the documentation on API Version 1 

    If you want to see integration samples, you can check them out in the xServer API Version 1 Code Sample Browser.

     

    API Version 2 is the future of PTV xServer as it’s designed in a completely new framework. It is easier to understand and as a programmer, you will benefit from improved flexibility and consistency. If your company recently integrated PTV xServer into their software solution, is still in the middle of it or is planning an integration soon, you should look at API Version 2