Whitespace launches route optimisation solution

Waste and environmental software supplier Whitespace Work Software has further expanded its portfolio of waste collection software with the introduction of a new route optimisation system – Whitespace Route Planning and Optimisation.

The system displays all household collections on a map and uses complex algorithms to take into account a wide range of variables such as local traffic, narrow roads and schools to calculate the most efficient route.

The software’s ability to model and compare different service routes can solve complex vehicle routing challenges allowing fleet operators to improve their collection teams’ productivity, reduce fuel costs and cut emissions.

It can also play an important role in improving service levels and resident satisfaction.

Commenting on the launch, Whitespace’s Commercial Director, Mike Nicholls, said: “Whitespace Route Planning and Optimisation is an exciting addition to our suite of products.

“Users will be able to benefit from immediate cost savings and improved environmental performance as a result of increased fleet utilisation.

“The level of granularity offered by this easy-to -use system may even enable some customers to reduce the number of vehicles they require or review their fleet procurement plans.”