To efficiently deal with over 1,100 vehicles making over 30,000 deliveries daily, Allied has installed a sophisticated proprietary route-management system to manage the volume of traffic this involves.
The process begins with knowing the exact status of our fleet via GPS tracking and Mobile Data Terminal.
The Allied Express system checks, or 'polls', the entire fleet every two minutes to ascertain location, direction, destination and priority level of jobs on board, and will also factor in vehicle capacity and type - it will even take into account the level of experience of the driver, in search of the best selection to satisfy a job.
The moment a job comes in, the system offers the optimum vehicle to take the job, with two optional vehicles as back-ups based on the previous poll's information.
All this data is constantly refreshed to enable us to keep pick-up and delivery times to a minimum, and to extract the greatest possible productivity from our available transport resources.
For local and national distribution clients, the management system also looks at fleet optimising by matching the specifics of a client's freight requirements to vehicle types and numbers.
In this way, transport resources are neither over or under-allocated, and the best, most cost effective fleet 'mix' is assigned to service the client's needs.
By utilising these system tools and by constantly developing new ones, we're able to make the best use of the available fleet and simultaneously offer the highest levels of service to our clients.