Software designed to help optimise fleet operations has been launched by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

The Transport Planner product has been developed in partnership with The Algorithm People (TAP), for accredited operators as part of FORS’s Affinity Partner programme expansion.

It is designed to compute the best combination of jobs, assets such as available drivers and vehicles, and routes to give the most efficient results. The outcome is said to be fewer vehicles, running fewer miles for the same amount of work, saving time and fuel and reducing emissions.

The Transport Planner is designed to work with fleets across different sectors and industries, and with petrol, diesel, and electric vehicles, or a mixed fleet. The software will automatically consider vehicle payload, variable routes and other necessary information and can also factor in range and charging for electric vehicles.

FORS concession director Ian Henderson said: “FORS Transport Planner absolutely reflects the ethos of the FORS programme. Helping our accredited operators find ways to work smarter and greener is to the benefit of all. 

“The FORS Transport Planner team have extensive industry experience, as well as fleet and electric vehicle expertise and I’d encourage all operators to start a conversation about decarbonisation and see what savings and benefits can be gained.”