Latest advances in routing and scheduling to be demonstrated using TruckStops VRS at CV show

New TruckStops version 20 will be shown at the Commercial Vehicle Show, stand number 3F120, which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham, from 29 April to 1 May 2104.

Logistics professionals will be able to learn more about savings to be made by taking advantage of the latest routing and scheduling innovations in TruckStops from MapMechanics. For example, direct links to international internet mapping and geocoding, aerial photography, live traffic information, more detailed road speed data, a new more flexible, intuitive interface, and smart integration with tracking systems to facilitate plan vs actual analysis.

TruckStops now provides street level mapping and detailed geocoding (to place customer call points easily on the map) via direct links to the HERE location platform (formerly known as NAVTEQ). This means maps and postcodes are constantly updated and users can optimise routes and schedules for anywhere in the world. However, TruckStops VRS also includes locally held mapping and postcodes, so any interruption in the users’ internet connections will not disrupt the planning process. The best of both worlds!

The same HERE location platform also includes aerial photography, so users can fine-tune the locations of their stops, taking account of detailed photos of the area. This is particularly useful in rural areas where perhaps the centre of the postcode or zipcode is not on the same road as the customer’s farm entrance or similarly for golf courses where the delivery point may not be near the postcode location.

And if the user needs truck restriction data (for instance low bridges and weight restrictions) or a live traffic feed, they can be accessed directly from within the TruckStops interface.

TruckStops now has native support for leading tracking and fleet management systems, making it possible to check “planned versus actual” results and then make changes such as allocating drops to different depots, allowing more time for certain deliveries, and fine-tuning journey times in heavily congested areas.

Members of the TruckStops team will be on hand to guide users through the benefits and savings on offer (typically a cost reduction between 10 and 30 per cent) with the TruckStops routing and scheduling optimisation solution. For further information visit or call the TruckStops logistics sales team at MapMechanics on +44 (0)20 8568 7000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 (0)20 8568 7000 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


About MapMechanics

MapMechanics has been providing innovative solutions in sales and marketing, digital mapping, geographic analysis and logistics planning for over twenty five years.

  • MapMechanics develops, supplies and supports TruckStops, one of the world’s best-established routing and scheduling solutions, and its portfolio includes a wide range of optimisation solutions. Examples include specialist systems for optimising transport of full or part loads, for servicing a high density of calls on the same streets and for optimising use of pallet networks.
  • MapMechanics distributes a wide range of data products including AA, HERE and Ordnance Survey digital mapping, as well as leading business and demographic datasets from many sources throughout the world. This data is listed on MapMechanics’ intuitive new transactional data web site,, which is probably the most extensive and up-to-date listing of its kind in Britain.
  • MapMechanics is a distributor of the Geoconcept geographic information system, which is used extensively in a diverse range of fields such as depot planning, retail planning, marketing, healthcare, environmental planning and management, transport and logistics, site selection and territory allocation, telematics and command and control applications, policing and broadcasting, and central and local government.
  • MapMechanics also uses digital map-based technologies to offer an extensive range of Web, desktop, paper and component solutions for a variety of business applications, from atlas production to business analysis, site selection, customer profiling and vehicle routing and scheduling.

Backing up its extensive product range, MapMechanics offers a comprehensive service of implementation support and training.