Bulk logistics planning

Let Podfather help you automate the load allocation of your aggregate and muck away logistics planning processes and eradicate the need for paper tickets across your construction business.  

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With our bulk logistics load allocation planning functionality designed specifically for bulk aggregate and muck away logistics, you can manage all your bookings from one screen.

Our intuitive interface means you can easily see all your work in one screen.  Bookings can be allocated on a per-load basis or for a longer period, day/week/month.  Allocate repeat movements with ease.  

All the relevant information about your vehicles – types, weight, capabilities, hauliers, waste carrier licences etc – is stored in the Podfather system.  Alerts can be sent to help you stand on top of fleet maintenance.  

The benefits of using our bulk logistics planning software

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Save time

The system is quick to use, will save you time and remove the need for paper tickets.  The planning process can easily be shared across multiple users. 

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Improve planning

Our bulk logistics planning software automatically calculates the time required to complete each load.  This helps plan the number of loads each driver can do in a day. 

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Having real-time visibility of driver progress throughout the day means you aren’t having to chase your drivers for updates.  Keep customers informed. 

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Live updates

Getting live updates on your planning screen allows you to get planned vs actual comparisons as soon as they happen. 

Feature highlights

Logistics management

  • All details about your vehicles, vehicle types, weights and capacities, drivers, driver hours and start/end locations, etc. are configured in the Podfather route planning software system. 

Load planning

  • With our bulk load allocation system, you will be able to manage bulk material bookings.  Plan deliveries onto either individual loads or turnaround profiles depending on how you need to manage your fleet.  

Real time updates

  • We know that the plans you made yesterday can rapidly unravel today.  This is where our bulk logistics load allocation planning helps as we give you the ability to react and reschedule loads when you need to, with ease. 

Further features

Earthworks ticketing

Our earthworks ticketing solution enables you to automate the product, management and collection of material delivery and waste conveyance notes.  A very effective tool for operators currently running paper-based aggregate and/or muckaway operations.  

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We will work with you to automate your proof of delivery processes. ePOD (electronic proof of delivery) means there are no paper tickets involved in the process of delivering goods or services to your customers. 

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Customer story

Andrews Excavations

Andrews Excavation

With a fleet of over 100 vehicles operating on construction sites across the South East of England, Andrews Excavations needed an advanced, yet easy-to-use, solution to replace its historically paper-based processes.  

Podfather is now relied upon across the fleet to plan loads, track vehicle movements and collect electronic proof of delivery notifications.  All drivers now use the PODFather app, which can be installed on even the most basic of smartphones.  The app enables the transport team to upload job information directly to drivers, track actual vehicle movements in real-time and collect proof of delivery notifications instantaneously.

Related features

We hope you like what you see.  If you are interested in our bulk logistics and load allocation functionality you might also be interested to find out more about the following.

Make sure all necessary vehicle checks have been completed and logged before vehicles leave the depot or arrive on site.

Drivers’ login to the Podfather app which runs on the most basic of smart phone and is available for both Android and iOS.  Using their handheld device drivers capture all the necessary pre-departure vehicle check information required to help your fleet stay legal when out on the road.   

Monitor progress against the plan in real time using our app.  Automatically send customer notifications via text or email.

We track via our Driver app so there is no need for costly third party telematics.  We’ll give you live tracking updates on the day and your customers benefit too with a range of notification features and live tracking links available as standard. 

Streamline your proof of delivery process.  Log and share job completion, scan barcodes, capture signatures and photographs.  

With ePOD you are removing the need for paper tickets.  If you are looking to streamline your processes, improve visibility across your operation and minimize costly delivery disputes this is the solution for you. 

Use our reporting options to review and refine business performance.  Includes On Time In Full (OTIF) reports and dashboards. 

Reporting on actual performance helps our customers plan for the future.  Refine your planning parameters, customer drop times or service commitments based on what’s actually happening out on the road.  Share information with ease.