Enhancements to Fuel Routings

By: Josh Sharpe, Optimization Manager

The Optimization Department continues to strive towards increasing operational efficiencies by capitalizing on synergy between various systems used throughout its operations.  One item currently undergoing new development is our fuel routing software. 

The optimization team is working towards a number of enhancements to fuel routing, including the utilization of business segmentation and custom data sets.  Business segmentation and custom data sets will allow our fuel routing software to become smarter and more efficient.  We will be able to create a different set of routing rules for a variety of scenarios and dedicated operations. This will allow us to drive service on specific routes through these specialized routings. 

Another advantage of this initiative is to have a different set of rules for one driver division over another. While some divisions may get the most cost effective fuel route, we can also provide the shortest option for those owner operators who want run the shortest route possible. 

Finally, we hope to provide routings that fit special customer needs for a given lane. This includes automatically compensating for product that requires low altitude routing, or custom fit a particular set of rules governing loads with just-in-time transit.

These changes and initiatives help us provide better customer service while allowing drivers to use a route that best fits their needs. Utilizing this new fuel routing software is just one of the many ways Celadon remains one of the most progressive truckload transportation companies.