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Load Space Optimization API

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Optimize cargo loadings by minimising free volumes and considering unloading sequence

Why use software to plan truck loading?


When transporting less than truckload (LTL) shipments or different container types, optimizing use of loading volumes and loading sequence is crucial to remain efficient: Every run a vehicle’s loading volume is not fully utilized, is a loss of revenue. Every extra minute spent at an unloading point, is time lost. Transporting time-sensitive freight as well as fresh and frozen food products, introduces additional constraints since these goods must be delivered within a limited time. Keeping an overview of cargo loadings is difficult. Matching loading sequences with stops along routes further increases the complexity of the loading process.

Features of Load Space Optimization API

Visualize your packing plan in 3D

  • The PTV xServer Load Space Optimization API allows you to visualize your packing plan interactively and in 3D. This way, you can view the results from all directions and angles.

Why should you optimize load space with PTV xServer?


The PTV xServer Load Space Optimization API automatically and quickly solves these complex optimization problems: You simply define the characteristics of the truck's loading space and the transport units. The system automatically delivers a loading space layout, which shows the wall distribution and the location of the individual transport units under consideration of all restrictions. Due to its standardised interface, the API perfectly integrates into other software solutions. For example, you can easily connect it with other PTV xServer components or use it as a stand-alone component with your existing system architecture.

PTV xServer Software Developer Kit

Geocoding API

Convert addresses to geocoordinates and vice versa with high accuracy to display geographic data on digital maps with the PTV xServer Geocoding API.

Digital Maps API

Display geographic data and traffic information on customised digital maps to enable vehicle routing and optimisation with the PTV xServer Digital Maps API.

Route Planning API

Plan and optimize truck-specific routes considering truck attributes, toll and live traffic information with the PTV xServer Route Planning API.

Toll Calculation API

Calculate exact toll and make sure your vehicles are always on the most economic route available with the PTV xServer Toll Calculation API.

Emissions Calculation API

Calculate and report your fleet’s emissions with the PTV xServer Emissions Calculation API.

Traffic Information API

Use live and historic traffic data to avoid delays and optimise route planning and calculation with the PTV Traffic Information API.

Fleet Planning Optimization API

Plan, schedule and optimize truck routes to ensure the most efficient use of your fleet with the PTV xServer Fleet Planning & Optimisation API.

Fleet Tracking API

Use GPS tracking to locate your fleet in real-time with the PTV xServer Fleet Tracking API. Monitor driver behaviour and progress and ensure drivers, vehicles and cargo are safe.

Geofencing API

Employ geofencing and corridor fencing to prevent theft or removal of vehicles and equipment and keep high-security transports safe with the PTV xServer Geofencing API.

Fleet Service Management API

Increase productivity of sales and field force by planning locations, determining territories and booking visits with PTV xServer Field Service Management API

Load Space Optimization API

Optimize cargo loadings by minimizing free volumes and considering unloading sequence to make trips more efficient with the PTV xServer Load Space Optimisation API.

Business Connector for use with SAP

Integrate the PTV xServer software components into SAP environments such as SAP ERP and SAP TM easily and quickly. Reduce development efforts and realize significant cost savings.

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