1884 joins partner network

Transport management consultancy 1884 Haulage Services Ltd has signed up a route optimisation partner.

The Derbyshire-based company is the latest referral partner for My Transport Planner, the UK’s first fully pay-as-you-go route optimisation platform. By removing the need for a contract or long implementation period, My Transport Planner aims to bring the benefits of route optimisation to small and medium-sized haulage and logistics operators. The platform is proven to cut total transport costs by up to 30 per cent, including a fleet mileage reduction of up to 20 per cent.

John Fairey, Managing Director of 1884, said: “In the past, route optimisation was too costly and complex for the small and medium-sized operators. By contrast, the return on investment from My Transport Planner can take just hours – operators will save more than they pay to use the platform on a daily basis.”

1884 provides a range of services including transport management, risk assessment and management, audits, as well as compliance and expert help with FORS accreditation.

John runs 1884 along with his son, Ben, a former transport planner. “I am particularly impressed with how user-friendly this platform is,” he said. “It is very quick to get up and running. Also, the fact that there is no contract required makes it much more attractive to hauliers and transport operators.”

My Transport Planner users purchase credits for 99p, with each credit valid for optimising one vehicle’s route for one day. There is no limit on the number of deliveries or collections per route.

Colin Ferguson, CEO of The Algorithm People, which created My Transport Planner, said: “We are delighted to welcome 1884 Haulage Services into our partner network. The company has a strong focus on compliance and efficiency, making our platform an ideal fit with their ethos.”

Customers already using My Transport Planner range from small businesses through to national chains such as Selco Builders Warehouse. 1884 joins a growing global network of more than 100 referral partners and resellers for the platform. Companies interested in joining the partner network should email contact@thealgorithmpeople.co.uk.