TruckStops easily adapts to fit the way you work
Straight out of the box, TruckStops VRS is designed to make it easy to route and schedule your resources, using rules and priorities relevant to your industry or specific operation. And if you change the way you work, TruckStops VRS can change with you.
Unlike many systems, TruckStops VRS is quick and intuitive to set up. There are no huge tables of fields to specify for every vehicle and call point. TruckStops VRS simply presents the user with tabs to enter only the things that matter to a particular operation, using terminology relevant to your business.
Our logistics advisors will help you make the most of TruckStops intuitive, flexible settings to automate your route optimisation and fit with the way you work. The extracts below are just ome of the examples of how are customers have taken advantage of TruckStops' flexibility:
TruckStops easily handled multiple collections & deliveries on the same route
James Bennett, chief executive, Hippowaste, providers of national domestic and commercial waste collection and recycling service.
"We had heard that TruckStops was widely used in bulk milk collection operations, which can involve picking up from multiple location points and delivering on the same journey"..."It sounded like exactly the kind of problem we have to deal with."
"In fact, the HIPPOBAG requirement is if anything even more complicated than milk collection, since it can involve multiple pickup points and several delivery points on each journey. But we soon realised TruckStops was going to be able to take this in its stride."
Read more about HIPPOWASTE's multi-drop solution.
It handles complex requirements: reloads and product-specific cleaning
Wincanton pick up product in one area, move it to a larger trailer waiting at a convenient point in the locality, then reload and trunk it back to base or onward to the delivery point.
It also has to differentiate speciality milks from standard product, ensuring they are carried in tankers that have been cleaned prior to changing milk types. TruckStops route order codes were used to specify that vehicles can only be reloaded if each consignment is compatible with the previous one. As a result, Kevin says:
"In some cases we've saved a couple of shifts, gaining more capacity to take on extra business and in other cases we've achieved striking reductions in the kilometres run by the vehicles."