Paragon has enhanced its routing and scheduling software to take into account the use of sustainable vehicles which can have a restricted range.
Transport planners will be able to define a vehicle as sustainable which will ensure that the software restricts the distance of any trip to the specified maximum range. If any subsequent manual adjustments result in excessive mileage beyond the range of a vehicle a warning will alert the planner to the potential issue.
“Green fleets are firmly on the radar of many logistics operations as they look to minimise environmental impact by moving away from petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles, while also contending with emissions-based restrictions in many urban areas,” said managing director William Salter.
“With this in mind, we have added functionality to our software solution to simplify the planning process for fleets that combine both sustainable and conventional vehicles.”