TNT Express Italy piloting new route planning tool

2 March 2010 – TNT Express Italy has begun rolling out a new route planning computer tool to reduce miles and fuel consumption, while maintaining service levels. The first trial in Pisa, which involved 31 vehicles, showed a 2% decrease in carbon emissions from the fleet as an additional benefit. The new tool, called “Dynamic Round Planning,” was developed together with ACT Solutions. It lets TNT map the Italian territory down to street level, plan each driver’s daily route, and simulate the impact of last minute changes on costs and service level, such as arrival times. TNT Express Italy operates a fleet of 3,000 pick-up and delivery vehicles and more than 700 linehaul trucks. The rollout in Italy is part of a larger project to optimise TNT’s networks globally.

Page publication date: 26 May 2011 0:39 CET