Load planning, also called load optimization, is the process of consolidating multiple shipments and /or arranging freight to use the capacity of trucks, railcars, pallets, and any other type of containers in the most efficient way.
Load planning in transport logistics
The main goal is to reduce transportation costs by using fewer vehicles or containers to move freight. In addition to that, optimizing shipments help avoid damaging cargo, save loading and unloading time, and ultimately, increase customer satisfaction.
Moving freight is a very complicated process with multiple options for interaction between parties. The length of the supply chain can range from a simple manufacturer-carrier relationship to a multimodal, multi-leg journey, involving a number of intermediaries and reloading in several ports/ terminal/distribution centers. Forklift tracking solutions help reduce accidents.
Load planning returns an approximate calculation of how the available load space can be optimally used, taking into account the maximum axel loads and the maximum weight of a vehicle resource. These calculations are based on the master data that we are enter for the recourse. It is essential that you check the results calculated during load planning.
Features Included in the Load planning system
When you plan a road freight order on a box truck, trailer, or semi-trailer the system takes into account capacity restrictions in terms of the height, width, length, and weight of the loading space. The same capacity restrictions also apply to the planning of a trailer unit on a trailer or semi-trailer. It also takes into account the maximum axle load of your box truck.
Furthermore, in the system, you can add a split deck to your trailer or semi-trailer and consequently plan two decks, and manage full truck load shipments.
When you plan a container unit on a container, the system also takes into account capacity restrictions in terms of the height, width, and length of the loading space as well as the total weight and the empty weight of the container.
The system also provides you with information about the current load distribution of the loading space.
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