Cleaner, greener and leaner transport for the future

Cleaner, greener and leaner transport for the futureGlobal standards for commercial vehicle emissions change every year.  With the introduction of new low emission zones and emission-based taxation, it is becoming even more important to cut carbon emissions wherever you can. 

At Paragon we understand the cost implications of running a fleet of high emission vehicles and that it is not always easy or cost effective to change your fleet for the latest low-emission models.  So we have developed our routing and scheduling optimisers to enable you to plan routes and schedules that reduce your carbon emissions.

Cutting unnecessary mileage

By sequencing deliveries in the most efficient way our route optimisation software provides you with truck routes that minimise mileage but still meet your transport requirements such as agreed time windows or vehicle restrictions.

To ensure your drivers stick to the planned routes you can print stop-by-stop directions or send the route direct to the vehicle’s GPS unit. Further integration between your Paragon routing and scheduling system and your vehicle tracking devices with Paragon Route Execution enables you to compare live routes with planned, showing you where and when excess mileage is occurring for instant driver debrief and improved future route planning.

You can further reduce your carbon emissions using our Carbon Minimiser functionality which analyses the routes and uses the distance, average speed and total vehicle weight on each leg to calculate the total CO2 and fuel used. Then, our advanced route optimisation algorithms re-sequences all the stops on the routes in order to reduce the total CO2 and fuel used.

Improving vehicle utilisation

Efficient loading and scheduling of vehicles is an effective way to decrease your carbon footprint. Our route planning software automatically allocates deliveries, ensuring your vehicles are used efficiently and fitting in as many deliveries as possible into the driver’s shift.

Our routing and scheduling systems are not just for daily route planning, you can also use them for modelling alternative business strategies such as different vehicle types. Although it is not practical to change your entire fleet overnight, Paragon can show you the carbon savings of replacing a few small vehicles for an artic or expanding your fleet with smaller vehicles. Using your own transport data to model the benefits of such changes gives you an accurate long term strategy for your fleet management and purchasing teams.