Navevo has launched Line of Route, an advanced navigation system specifically designed for fleet operators, which it claims can significantly cut down on wasted journeys and lost man hours, saving thousands of pounds every year.
The technology provider identified that although fleet operators were using transport planning and management systems to produce optimised schedules for deliveries, drivers were not provided with enough information to follow the route.
Generally, drivers were being given an ordered list of stops and the actual route the driver should take between each stop was never made available.
This left a driver to individually decide which route to take between each stop using a variety of different methods including local knowledge, printed maps or a satnav system.
While investigating this issue, Navevo found that fleet operators were seeing an average difference of eight miles per driver per day, equating to wasted fuel costs of over £1,100 per year per vehicle.
One operator with a national fleet of more than 650 rigids, 60 of which operate in London on a daily basis with 10-20 drops per vehicle per day, was incurring wasted fuel costs in excess of £700,000 per year, and approximately 97.5 wasted man hours every day.
Navevo's Line of Route software has been designed to overcome the planned versus actual route issue.
It allows drivers to follow a route produced by their transport planning software, ensuring the actual driven route is an exact duplicate of the one created by the job planner.
Even if the driver comes off the planned route at any time, the navigation software is able to recalculate a route that gets the driver back to the original planned route, ensuring that it is closely followed throughout the entire journey.
Line of Route technology is available on all of Navevo’s ProNav range of dedicated HGV navigations systems, as well as in a software only version for integration with other fleet technology solutions.
As part of the launch, Navevo has teamed up with 121 Systems to offer a complete end-to-end Line of Route solution.
121 Systems has developed an extension to its Roadnet Transportation Suite to allow fleet operators to upload routes directly from Roadnet into Navevo’s ProNav HGV navigation system.
This helps job planners ensure that their optimised routes and delivery schedules are closely followed by drivers.
Nick Caesari, CEO of Navevo, said: “This planned vs. actual disparity is a recognised issue within the industry and our Line of Route technology finally allows operators to take full control of the route a driver takes between stops.
“In partnering with 121 Systems we believe our combined solution will help operators significantly reduce waste and environmental impact, as well as time spent on the road.”