Pie launches London Lorry Route Approver app to help HGV fleets plan safer journeys

Pie announces London Lorry Route Approver

Fleet management technology company Pie will launch its London Lorry Route Approver app next month, aimed at helping companies plan safer, more efficient, compliant HGV journeys.

The LLRA app will sync directly with the company's LLRA routing engine. It has all the features of the current cloud-based LLRA, such as generating HGV compliant routes (tailored to the vehicle size, avoiding various width, weight and height restrictions) as well as securing instant, automatic approval from local councils.

It also uses Mapbox and OpenStreetMap technology to deliver real-time, compliant routes with live traffic conditions and turn-by-turn instructions, as well as send alerts when the driver goes off a London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) compliant route.

This eliminates the chance of a penalty charge notice (PCN), an offence that can cost up to £500 for a first time, and £800 or more for a second.

Stuart Hill, CEO of Pie, said: “While we’re immensely proud of the heritage of the LLRA, we recognise that the future of fleet transport is in mobile.

"We’re excited to be launching our LLRA app - our entry-level product - and will be following it up with a suite of other innovative software products later this year.”

The 250-plus customers that already use Pie's LLRA system, which includes DPD, Superdrug, Next and Co-op, will be offered the new app after its release.

The LLRA app is currently going through final testing in beta mode and will also be compliant for nationwide routes when released. It will available on Android and iOS with an individual charge per user, per month.

Pie’s 250+ customers that currently use its LLRA (including DPD, Superdrug, Next and Co-op) will be offered the new app after its release, to give them the best possible HGV planning and journey experience.

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