Route Monkey develops online national scheduling platform for fleet operators

Route Monkey is keen to speak with fleet operators at next week’s Freight in the City Expo interested in taking part in trials of its online national scheduling platform.

The optimisation specialist is poised to launch an online tool enabling both public and private sector fleet managers to instantly access its powerful algorithm-based software to ensure vehicles are being used to their maximum effect.

Route Monkey CEO Colin Ferguson said: “Companies like Yodel and XDP Express  already benefit from the efficiency savings that our algorithms deliver. We are now working on a national, fully online scheduling tool to open up this technology to fleets large and small.”

It will enable fleet managers to carry out their own analysis work that not only takes into account the best routes to use, but also calculates roads infrastructure, congestion, carbon impact, payload, shift patterns and drivers’ hours, for example.

Route Monkey said the online tool will also incorporate optimisation technology for low-carbon vehicles, such as electric vans, as well as enable fleet managers to locate and book recharging/refuelling points on a route.

The online platform is scheduled to be live by Q3 next year, and Route Monkey would like to hear from any interested fleets looking to trial it in their own operations. Head along to stand E16 at Freight in the City Expo next week to find out more.

Colin Ferguson will also be hosting a seminar session about the environmental, cost and efficiency benefits to be gained from effective fleet optimisation.

  • Freight in the City is a free-to-attend one-day expo about sustainable urban logistics. It will be held on Tuesday 27 October at London’s Alexandra Palace. Book you place now!