New partnership drives freight transport efficiency

The Algorithm People and Motor Transport magazine are forming a new collaboration which aims to dramatically improve the efficiency of transport planning.

Working with the UK’s leading news publisher for commercial fleet operators, we are bringing an exciting new software solution to the road transport sector.

My Transport Planner is a unique, on-demand transport planning tool. It will enable organisations of all sizes to increase vehicle utilisation, cut costs and reduce emissions from road transport. Using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, My Transport Planner is a pay-as-you-go solution, and costs less to use than the savings it generates. It is more efficient than manual planning yet does not require any of the integration or installation of many route optimisation solutions.

Andy Salter, managing director of DVV Media International, which owns Motor Transport, said: “My Transport Planner is a truly innovative product which has the potential to transform the efficiency of road transport and logistics operators in the UK and beyond.

“An on-demand, web-based, user-friendly solution takes away any potential concerns over long-term contracts, training and installation. And best of all it delivers a near-instant return on investment.

“We are delighted to be the official partner for My Transport Planner in our industry. We’ll be publishing some exclusive previews of the solution in the run-up to the official launch and have some exciting plans for the rest of 2020.”

The official launch of My Transport Planner will take place in the spring. Motor Transport is partnering with route optimisation specialists The Algorithm People to bring the solution to transport operators.

Colin Ferguson, CEO of The Algorithm People, which helped develop My Transport Planner, said: “As a former transport planner I know the challenges that transport managers face. There is constant pressure to increase vehicle utilisation, cut costs and reduce emissions – and our software delivers on all three counts.

“The road haulage sector is a core market for us, so we wanted to work with a partner who had an incredibly strong brand in this space and a proven track record. Motor Transport is undoubtedly the leader in its field, so we are delighted to be working exclusively with the publication in this sector.”