New Challenges; New Solutions
The rapid spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, will create significant challenges for commercial vehicle operators.
If you are lucky enough to be engaged in transporting food and drink, the chances are you’re experiencing a huge surge in demand – a nice problem to have. However, transport planning will become increasingly complex and challenging. Equally, you may have to do this at a time when some or all members of the planning team working from home.
For transport and delivery companies in other sectors that are experiencing a pause or slowdown, maintaining a viable business is going to be the main issue. The need to cut costs has never been more pressing.
New challenges need new solutions – and help is at hand. My Transport Planner is a unique, on-demand transport planning tool. It enables organisations of all sizes to efficiently plan their vehicle movements in a way which increases vehicle utilisation and cuts costs. Crucially, as a web-based platform, it also enables working from home.
How it works
My Transport Planner is a user-friendly optimisation solution, designed for road transport companies of all sizes. You simply set up your resources such as drivers, depots and vehicles; then import all the deliveries and collections you need to make. Drag and drop jobs onto vehicles, then My Transport Planner will calculate the most efficient routes. If you’re being overwhelmed with additional work, this could be a lifeline. In fact, it can help you further enhance customer service even at your busiest.
For those looking to reduce overheads, My Transport Planner can provide a reduction in total fleet mileage of up to 20 per cent. With fuel being the biggest operating expense for many operators, this cost saving could be a lifeline for your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My Transport Planner is a pay-as-you-go solution, so you are not tied into a long-term contract. You can simply use it when you need it. And because it is entirely web-based, it can be used from anywhere with an internet connection – you don’t have to be sat at your office desktop, connected to the servers. This gives your office workers the flexibility to work from home, while you still benefit from the cost savings which My Transport Planner provides.
The road transport industry is incredibly resilient. It has survived everything the world has thrown at it thus far, so we know it will survive COVID-19. However, you are going to have to work harder and smarter than ever before in order to sustain your business through these tough times. When faced with major challenges, we don’t slow down; we power on through! My Transport Planner can be the operational gear shift you need to survive now and thrive later.
Contact us to register your interest in My Transport Planner and benefit from a 30-day free trial!