The partnership between German software provider PTV and global road transport organisation IRU continues to expand with the launch of new services in Poland and Spain.
The new services come as rising transport costs are putting more pressure on freight operators and shippers to improve efficiency through better route planning. Road transport associations ZMPD in Poland and SETIR in Spain will now offer the first professional route planning services tailored to local conditions. Poland and Spain join the Czech Republic and Romania, which launched in May.
Work continues on rolling out the partnership in new markets for transport operators, shippers and logistics planners, developing a consistent route planning standard with comparable operational, cost calculation and billing elements.
Greater efficiency, lower costs, lower emissions
Based on the market-leading route planning software product PTV Map&Guide, the new services are fully tailored to local conditions and challenges and are being developed and promoted in cooperation with IRU member associations in each market. A common route planning standard across Europe and beyond will bring huge benefits to the freight sector, for both operators and their clients, boosting cost transparency and helping make quotes comparable.
Andrzej Lenkiewicz, Director Commercial Department at ZMPD, and Ramón Fernández Morales, Managing Director at SETIR, agreed that: “Being able to offer PTV’s leading products through our members means that even the smallest operator will be able to lower transport costs and make freight transport across Europe greener.”
“We are excited to be launching this new phase of a common route planning standard”, says Zeljko Jeftic, IRU’s Head of Global Innovation. “It is proving to be a powerful tool for road transport operators to transform the economic and environmental costs of freight transport”.
A strong partnership
The partnership between the global road transport organisation IRU and German software developer PTV Group is developing new standards and services for route planning across Europe and beyond.
PTV Group plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide and in this partnership is responsible for software development, hosting the cloud-based solutions, and customer invoicing.
IRU works with a range of leading international organisations and companies such as PTV to help develop standards and offer innovative services to passenger and goods transport operators around the world.
PTV. The Mind of Movement
PTV Group plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – be it transport routes, distribution structures or private and public transport. The company offers software, data, content, consulting and research. Thanks to expert knowledge in traffic and transport planning, PTV occupies a unique position.
Environmentally-compatible and cost-effective mobility requires finely-tuned coordination of flows of traffic and goods, so that people and products can reach their destinations safely and efficiently. The focus here is on road safety, climate protection and future-proof mobility concepts. PTV solutions in transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management help to achieve this, even in real time.
In the Logistics business field, PTV’s portfolio ranges from software for scheduling transport routes and trips to distribution planning and fleet management, including truck navigation and parking. A special online service provides real-time transparency during the transport process and across the entire supply chain. In the Traffic business field, PTV offers software, data and scientific techniques for modelling and simulating traffic networks. This helps traffic and city planners in over 120 countries to organise optimal traffic flow.
PTV’s headquarters have been located in Karlsruhe – a centre of innovation and development – since the company was founded in 1979. Around 700 employees around the world are working on powerful solutions for public administration, government departments, trade and industry.