Free webinar exploring the My Transport Planner tool


Our sister title, Motor Transport is excited to be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 5 May at 2pm to help operators explore a unique, on-demand transport planning tool. You can sign up by clicking here.

My Transport Planner will enable fleet operators of all sizes to increase vehicle utilisation, cut costs and reduce emissions from road transport.

Using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, My Transport Planner is a pay-as-you-go solution, and costs less to use than the savings it generates.

It is more efficient than manual planning yet does not require any of the integration or installation of many route optimisation solutions.

“My Transport Planner is a truly innovative product which has the potential to transform the efficiency of road transport and logistics operators in the UK and beyond." Andy Salter, MD of Motor Transport publisher DVV Media International

“An on-demand, web-based, user-friendly solution takes away any potential concerns over long-term contracts, training and installation. And best of all it delivers a near-instant return on investment."

“We are delighted to be the official partner for My Transport Planner in our industry and look forward to introducing its capabilities to Motor Transport readers in our upcoming webinar.”

Motor Transport is partnering with route optimisation specialist The Algorithm People to bring the solution to transport operators.

Register for this free webinar by clicking here.

From the Frontline: Truck driver Andrew Willimott hasn’t seen his wife for six weeks because of the COVID-19 outbreak

A truck driver has not been able to see his carer wife for more than a month and a half as they are keeping apart due to the coronavirus pandemic, writes Andy Crick.

Andrew Willimott is travelling 1,800 miles a week, delivering everything from food to Amazon orders, while fellow key-worker wife Shirley shops and looks after vulnerable people.

The couple decided not to cross paths so as to avoid putting the OAPs Shirley looks after at risk.

“I go home every two weeks to do paperwork, but I don’t see my wife,” said Andrew. “When I came home last my wife knew when I was due back and went out shopping. When I left she came back and then wiped down all the surfaces that I had been near. It is difficult, but we have to look at the bigger picture.”

Owner driver Andrew, who trades as 66 Logistics, runs a former F1 McLaren team Volvo FH. He added: “Truck drivers are most at risk because we are going everywhere. My wife does the shopping for about six people in the village where we live. She doesn’t want me to put them at risk. Although I speak to her on the phone every day, she is a bit of a technophobe, so we can’t do video calls. I think we are going to have another six weeks of this until I can see her again.”