Grocery distributor AF Blakemore Logistics has slashed one million road km and reduced its fleet size by 10% by installing a dynamic routing and scheduling system from Paragon. The logistics business is part of the AF Blakemore & Sons group, which owns the SPAR convenience store brand, and delivers food products to 978 SPAR stores across England and Wales. Logistics manger Mark Deakin told Motortransport.co.uk that the move away from fixed route planning had led to better load utilisation and […]
Transport for London (TfL) has released its Olympic Freight Journey Planner, to help operators navigate the disruption London 2012 will bring this summer. The Pie Mapping developed planner calculates the most appropriate route for operators to take during the Games period based on the date and time of day and the vehicle’s dimensions. Although free to all, the journey planner offers further functionality to members of TfL’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. This includes the ability to save your routes, chosen […]
The driver shortage is a bigger cause for concern to the industry in 2018 than it was last year, according to a new survey.
Wadworth Brewery, the maker of 6X, has selected Paragon routeing software to aid it in streamlining deliveries to its 700 pubs across southern and western England. The brewer says it will use the system to review its current delivery strategy, model the most efficient routes and establish best use of its delivery fleet. The software should also enable the brewery to allocate optimal loads to vehicles, spreading the workloads across the delivery team according to vehicle and staff availability, as […]