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PTG Logistics Invests in Fleet Reduction Technology from Appian

April 13, 2011
Solution optimizes truck and driver schedules to reduce fleet requirements.

In today's world of high customer service expectations and low operating budgets, companies like PTG Logistics rely on cutting edge optimization tools to help clients stay ahead of the competition. The third party logistics company distributes time-sensitive orders to major retail chains including Lowe's, Home Depot, and Menards.

PTG wanted to quickly optimize truck and driver schedules for its clients and demonstrate how they could reduce fleet requirements while adhering to customer service rules.  Direct Route and Resource Pro from Appian Logistics Software were selected for the job.  This combined solution handles complex routing problems and optimizes truck and driver assignments using rolling DOT rules, slip-seating preferences, and other fleet routing constraints.

"We are committed to helping clients reduce operating expenses and gain better visibility of their operations and continue to invest in best-of-breed logistics technology to achieve these goals.  With the Appian Logistics solution, we can run various what-if scenarios and demonstrate the financial opportunities for our clients" said Roger Welling, president of PTG Logistics.  With an average cost of over $100K for a tractor and driver, the gains for companies dispatching tens to thousands of trucks can be tremendous.

PTG is one of the few companies to allow clients to pull real-time GPS reports of routes in progress.  And, the company has further plans to allow clients to run optimized routing solutions from their enterprise systems using the technology.  These developments help companies gain better visibility of current operations and uncover additional financial opportunities.


About PTG Logistics
PTG Logistics is a leading national provider of logistics and dedicated transportation solutions.  The firm tailors its services to each customer's business, including supply chain, dedicated contract carriage, transportation consulting, customized distribution and last mile solutions. As a dedicated contract carriage provider of transportation resources, the company offers drivers, equipment, and management systems for the end-to-end distribution of service sensitive products.

About Appian Logistics Software
Founded in 1987, Appian Logistics Software is acknowledged as an industry leader in providing solutions that work for transportation companies and has continually been recognized as one of the top 100 logistics and supply chain software providers by leading publications and industry groups.  With the recent acquisition of TruckStops North America, Appian now has a customer base exceeding 3,600 installations.

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