MatchAdvice can increase your loaded miles per truck per day up to 10% by considering all power/load match opportunities across the range of your operations, while still satisfying customer requirements and driver needs. Load planning that strikes the perfect balance between keeping drivers waiting for an assignment and running wasted empty miles can have a powerful impact on your OR.
Reduce your total empty miles, avoid service exceptions, improve asset utilization and get your drivers home on time. If your load planners are working more than five or six trucks, it's nearly impossible to balance all the trade-off decisions so that your load profitability comes out ahead, each and every time. MatchAdvice does the hard work and calculations for each planner and recommends the best combinations of driver, load and truck that are both practical to achieve and profitable to dispatch.
Between watching empty miles, available HOS, best positioning for the next load and your driver's desire to get home for the weekend, many planners and dispatchers can often do a great job. In practical terms, however, it's costing your business money when they aren’t making the very best decisions as often as possible.
Using MatchAdvice can systematically improve planner and dispatcher decisions and improve your profitability.
- A 1% reduction in deadhead adds up to ~ $1200 per truck in annual cost savings
- Adding 1 hour of utilization per week generates ~ $364 annual margin per truck
- For a 200 truck fleet, you are now adding more than $310,000 to the bottom line
MatchAdvice integrates with most major dispatch systems to fit easily in to daily load planning operations. Your own business rules and real-world constraints can easily be added to fine-tune match recommendations for your particular operational needs.