Carrier Logistics Inc. has created a software which generates optimized pick-up and delivery routes for irregular route delivery fleets. It is designed for less-than-truckload, last mile and parcel delivery fleets.
Using the Carrier Logistics FACTS software module, trucking fleet operators can solve the complex problem of determining which deliveries should be loaded onto each truck, and in what sequence. It creates precise, fully optimized route plans that account for specialty equipment, appointment time windows, predicted traffic, and commercial vehicle routing, CLI officials said in a press release.
Deploying computerized route optimization significantly reduces the time to generate P&D routes each day because the system can route an entire terminal’s deliveries in just three to five minutes, allowing deliveries to be loaded on trailers earlier.
“Full terminal optimization means being able to very quickly and automatically have every shipment for every customer at every terminal planned for the right trailer in the right sequence,” said Ben Wiesen, president of CLI. “That is precisely what our new state-of-the-art routing logic and planning optimization solution does. It uses AI technology to support the complex operations of our trucking clients so they can service their customers more efficiently while reducing service failures and lowering costs.
“Our new route optimization module in FACTS ensures that fleets meet all of their service commitments efficiently, minimizing costs, both on the street in terms of miles driven and in the terminal in terms of how long it takes to generate a delivery plan—something that could otherwise take hours manually,” Wiesen added. “We are extremely excited to offer this technology that will revolutionize delivery fleet optimization across the entire industry.”
The advanced AI-driven capability is the latest in a long and growing list of enhancements to the Carrier Logistics FACTS freight management system. The routing optimization module is fully integrated with CLI’s Cross Dock and Yard Management systems. As part of the company’s focus on automation and execution tools, those systems enable full visibility of each trailer at terminals, dock door and yard slot locations, and provide a means of coordinating cross dock activity with yard moves.
Carrier Logistics FACTS was created to meet the unique transportation and freight management needs of asset-based LTL carriers and the last mile industry. FACTS includes online customer shipping tools, dispatch and driver management, a rate engine, cross dock management, and a full back-office suite.