The Algorithm People and Logico are working together to support commercial vehicle operators

The Algorithm People, developer of pay-as-you-go route optimisation platform My Transport Planner, has signed up its 100th partner.

The software uses algorithms to calculate the most efficient routes and schedules for vehicles engaged in deliveries, collections and site visits.

The company insists smarter planning minimises wasted mileage and improves vehicle utilisation, generating cost savings of up to 30% for transport operators.

My Transport Planner users range from small businesses through to national chains such as Selco Builders Warehouse.

The Algorithm People are partnering with transport management services specialist, Logico, which provides commercial vehicle operators with services including operator licence compliance, audits, risk management solutions and HR. The deal will see the companies refer clients to each other.

Logico MD Lisa Fleming said: “My Transport Planner is a truly innovative platform. Along with cutting costs for transport operators it can also help them remain compliant, as it factors in drivers' hours and required rest breaks in its planning.”

Both companies are based in the North East and are members of both the North East Chamber of Commerce and North East Automotive Alliance.

Logico is the first company in the region to become an authorised auditor for the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme, which demonstrates that transport operators meet road safety standards.

Colin Ferguson, chief executive of The Algorithm People, said: “Like us, Logico is a fast-growing business delivering real value to van and truck operators. The fact that they are authorised auditors for the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme appealed to us, along with the fact that our products and services are a great fit. Together we can offer a compelling proposition to transport, haulage and delivery companies.

“In the past 12 months we’ve gone from a handful of partners to one hundred. Interest has soared since we launched My Transport Planner earlier this year because these companies recognise the benefits it can bring to their clients and customers.”