Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Optrak’s software to support new road freight centre

Optrak has become a founding member of the recently launched Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF), which means the SRF will now use its vehicle routeing software as part of the research into improving management of road freight transport.

The software will help SRF researchers conduct and validate strategic planning scenarios, such as using urban consolidation points and switching to different types of delivery vehicle configurations.

David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at Cambridge University and director of the SRF said: “Vehicle routeing software has the potential to make a significant impact on achieving key goals of the SRF, for example to reduce total fuel consumption, minimise CO2 emissions and reduce fleet mileage.

“It is critical that as an industry we work together, we work smarter and collaboratively, we create new freight distribution systems that deliver incremental improvements that can be deployed in the real world.”