Vehicle Routing Company Roadnet Technologies Introduces New Software Version Featuring Enhanced Service Maintenance And Location Delivery Cost Tracking Tools
Latest version of logistics software application designed to improve fleet tracking and recording efficiencies for transportation fleet owners in diverse range of industries
Baltimore, MD (January 6, 2012) – Vehicle routing and scheduling company Roadnet Technologies has announced the introduction of the Roadnet® Transportation Suite version 3.50 (RTS v3.50), the latest edition of its vehicle routing, tracking, and fleet management software designed to improve the overall efficiencies for transportation fleet owners. The latest application incorporates technological upgrades that more accurately tracks service time maintenance intervals, improves the quality of location delivery cost reports, and includes new functionality features to address a range of product and delivery variables. The product was successfully tested and implemented by existing Roadnet Technologies customers operating in a diverse set of industries, and is offered as an upgrade for the company’s suite of vehicle routing, scheduling and GPS tracking software toolset.
“RTS v3.50 reflects the result of feedback and extensive conversations with our existing customers in our on-going effort to design upgrades to our software packages that can be applied directly in the transportation logistics field,” stated Len Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of vehicle routing company Roadnet Technologies. “Our team of engineers utilized this input to implement new features and functionality that can achieve important bottom-line and resource efficiency results,” he added.
The fleet management software upgrades focused primarily on the service time maintenance, location delivery costs, and mid-route sourcing product features, as well as adding increased functionality to the software package. Roadnet® Transportation Suite v3.50 is suitable for a diverse range of transportation logistics applications and, with the new design elements, can address the requirements specific to the solid waste industry, such as different container sizes, waste types and depot capabilities. This routing software version’s flexibility is especially relevant in recycling operations, heavy equipment allocation and maritime container movement.
The Service Time Maintenance Tool ensures that future routes and calculations are more accurate by utilizing historical service times to compute predicted maintenance intervals. The tool also includes updates when actual quantities are fixed but service times vary.
A Location Delivery Cost report module has also been incorporated into RTS v3.50 that provides accurate data regarding the actual costs for visiting individual customers. In addition, users of the vehicle GPS tracking software package have the ability to view multiple depots and determine their customized differences, aided by a proprietary color-coding system.
Other features of this version of Roadnet’s fleet tracking and management software include additional break windows for routers to configure their system to account for extended work days; a Mid-Route Sourcing feature that factors in additional activities during the regular pick-up and drop-off schedule; and a Return to Stop and Redeliver element that addresses overlooked product that failed to be delivered at the pre-determined stop.
“Our product management team is constantly searching for innovative solutions to our customer’s transportation logistics challenges, and we depend on their views and opinions of real-world situations to add clarity to our value-engineering activities,” Kennedy added.
Founded in 1983, Roadnet Technologies was acquired by United Parcel Service in 1986 and was known as UPS Logistics Technologies for more than 25 years. Thoma Bravo, LLC, a $4 billion private equity firm headquartered in San Francisco, purchased the UPS division in late 2010 and re-established the corporate name.
Today, Roadnet Technologies provides worldwide fleet management solutions for hundreds of thousands of vehicles in a broad range of industries such as foodservice, beverage, paper, waste management, textile and energy. Roadnet’s fleet management applications and logistics software provides strategic territory and street-level route plans, multi-stop vehicle routing and scheduling, real-time wireless dispatch, vehicle telematics, fuel management, and real-time vehicle GPS tracking.
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