Routing and scheduling software is helping to drive efficiencies for a partner in the UK’s largest next day delivery network.
Lines Distribution Services, which is part of APC Overnight, has invested in Route Monkey technology to help it further enhance its customer services, while also increasing vehicle utilisation, cutting road miles and reducing transport planning time.
Lines Distribution is the APC Overnight member for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Border regions. It operates a fleet of Mercedes Sprinter vans.
Malcolm Lines, managing director of Lines Distribution, said: “Based on the detailed analysis carried out by Route Monkey as part of the procurement process, we know we can save a considerable amount of miles each year, which will also significantly reduce our company’s carbon footprint.”
Lines Distribution is one of the first Route Monkey customers to benefit from ‘Here’ mapping technology from Nokia.
This includes preventative planning to avoid low bridges and roads with weight restrictions, as well as giving the driver real-time warnings about upcoming sharp bends or steep hills.
“Working with Route Monkey ensures we have the very latest technology supporting our fleet,” added Lines.