Consider restrictions and requirements in routing and scheduling
Calculate delivery times
Consider vehicle profiles
Account for legal driving and rest times
Avoid restricted access areas
Optimise cargo loading
Customer requirements and regulatory restrictions continue to grow, making transport planning an ever more demanding task: Narrow delivery windows, access restrictions in urban areas and emission limits are just some examples of constraints that must be considered in planning routes and schedules for HGVs.
PTV Route Optimiser turns the complexity of transport planning into efficiency: Transport planners can enter regulations, customer demands, depot information and vehicle specifications into PTV Route Optimiser via an interface with just a few clicks. When distributing orders to drivers and calculating routes, the software automatically takes all constraints into account and makes sure the suggested schedule meets them. Transport planning has never been this easy.
Restrictions in routing and scheduling
Time limits and duration
Customers often specify opening hours or narrow time windows during which you must deliver. Your drivers might stand in front of locked doors and face long waiting times should they not arrive in time. You might even have to pay a contractual penalty fee for late deliveries.
Regulations, such as driving and rest periods, further complicate route planning and scheduling. With PTV Route Optimiser, you can be certain that all constraints are accounted for: Simply save restrictions, such as fixed appointments or opening times, in the system. It automatically considers them when calculating routes and schedules for your drivers.
HGVs, electric vans, refrigerated trucks or trucks with forklifts – not every vehicle is suitable for every job. On top of that, environmental and legal aspects make the choice of the right means of transport increasingly relevant: While diesel engines may face bans in city centres, electric trucks and vans have a limited range. PTV Route Optimiser automatically selects the right transporter for each job taking all considerations into account.
Cargo, weight & volume
Ensure ideal loading and optimise the utilisation of your fleet’s capacity. In suggesting schedules and routes, PTV Route Optimiser considers maximum loading as well as available loading metres and specifies how many pallets or rolling containers can be accommodated in a truck or van. Furthermore, PTV Route Optimiser takes the cargo type into account and enables you to avoid roads not suitable for hazardous goods.
Loading and unloading points
A short ramp, a narrow gate, no forklift trucks - at some stops, delivery is a real challenge. Once information on stops is stored in PTV Route Optimiser, the tool selects the appropriate vehicle for each trip. Additionally, when loading and unloading addresses are unknown, you can enter coordinates instead of an address into the system.
Do you have questions?
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