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Is fleet optimisation right for your business?

While the benefits of telematics are well known and proven, route optimisation is less understood, says Trakm8 who’ve released a free white paper on the subject.

The white paper explains how route optimisation – also known as fleet scheduling – can have a transformative impact on a wide range of applications. Trakm8 further believes that route optimisation will see the same exponential growth that’s been observed in the telematics industry, such is its importance.

Trakm8’s white paper provides an overview of optimisation, summarising how it works; the key benefits; and how to build the internal business case for optimisation within your organisation.

In its simplest form, route optimisation takes in variables such as collections and deliveries and creates an optimised route between the points with the lowest cumulative mileage covered. Taking this beyond simple route planning, true optimisation software looks at all resources – fleets, drivers and depots – in order to assign vehicles, timetables and schedules in the most efficient manner, whilst adhering to customer service level agreements (SLAs) such as delivery time windows.

Trakm8 says that all transport, logisitics and last-mile delivery companies, or businesses that manage mobile workforces can benefit from this cost-effective software, with proven benefits including:

  • Increased vehicle utilisation
  • Reduced total fleet mileage
  • Substantial reduction in transport planning time and resource
  • Efficiency savings of up to 20%
  • Productivity increases of up to 33%

The Trakm8 white paper can be downloaded at the following link:

Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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