• Efret Ltd. is a leading pan-European logistics and transport services provider with specialist expertise in the automotive, e-commerce and FMCG retail sectors. It operates in 21 European countries and North Africa, offering time-sensitive and express services.

      Its pan-European carrier network includes a dedicated tractor fleet hauling its own mega trailers. In addition to full truckload deliveries, it also provides regional palletised groupage deliveries, cross-docking operations to consolidate shipments and pool deliveries. 

The challenge

  • Efret needed both dynamic routing and accurate costing information for its full-load mega trailers services in Europe.

    “We pride ourselves on our flexible response to customer demands and the reliability of our deliveries,” says Efret’s Opreations Manager Bart Pikula, “We needed dynamic route optimisation software that could provide accurate, reliable delivery times and accurate costs.“

    Following a recommendation from a partner company, Efret decided to start using PTV Map&Guide route planning software.

  • The result

    Efret reports a smooth implementation of PTV Map&Guide.

    “PTV Map&Guide was very easy to implement,” reports Pikula. “Our planning team took just a couple of days to learn the basics. Within a few weeks they became fluent in planning optimum routings. There were a couple of minor issues such as ferry costs, but these were quickly resolved by PTV’s responsive customer service team.“

    “If your target is to run Heavy Goods Vehicles on long distance routes keeping unnecessary cost spending at bay, PTV Map&Guide is not only a useful product, it is essential.“

    Efret now optimises its pan-European routes with reliable and accurate delivery ETAs. It also has tighter cost controls and accurate pricing for each customer.