Dubbed RouteMaster, it is described by AGM Telematics as providing end-to-end routing and scheduling logistics, and is already bringing benefits to operators such as Market Harborough-based Meatlink, which has equipped its van fleet with the system.
RouteMaster's Dispatch module automatically converts orders into optimum routes, sends the manifest to the driver and calculates arrival times and distances for the whole delivery route – resulting in administrative savings but also claimed fleet efficiencies.
"We have ... a good deal of routing and scheduling experience [but] as soon as we fitted the RouteMaster Dispatch system, we saw immediate benefits and now can't see how we ever got on without it," states Meatlink director Mike Newing.
"In just two months we can see the bottom line savings and certainly our work is now less stressful," he continues.
"It's a great way to get more out of the vehicle fleet and to make sure our customers are well looked after."
Using cloud-based IT approach, RouteMaster Dispatch enables everyone in his team to work from the same plan and to view, in real-time, the progress of every order, explains Newing.
Should a change be required, new instructions can be added to the existing manifest in the traffic office and automatically updated on the drivers' screen.
"We have complete visibility of the fleet and can check each job status at a glance. Also, by using the reporting suite, we can look at individual driver activity and review planned deliveries versus actual, which helps to improve overall performance."