Descartes Route Planning & Optimisation Software

Maximise efficiency, increase profitability and safeguard compliance of your road transport operations


Leading the way in fleet optimisation

Descartes RoutingScheduling, Compliance and
Transport Management software solutions for road transport operations
will help you gain more out of your fleet, 
whilst still ensuring compliance with the complex rules and regulations
that apply to fleets of any size.

Existing customers have:

  • Increased delivery capacity by 35%
  • Achieved over £1m in savings from fuel, vehicle servicing and consumables
  • Reduced transport costs by 10% per ton delivered
  • Improved on-time deliveries by 30%
  • Reduced non-compliance infringement levels by 50%
  • Reduced delivery miles by 1.5 million per year

While also improving the service and satisfaction for their own customers.

Descartes Route Planning solutions provide logistics professionals with the tools to maximise fleet and mobile resource utilisation efficiently.

Our solutions provide the tools to carry out advanced route optimisation across a wide variety of planning scenarios, from territories and master routes through to extremely dynamic routing environments. Our solutions help to decrease costs, improve service, increase productivity and reduce the environmental impact of your fleet. 

Route Planning Delivery Optimisation

Plan, dispatch and control fleet resources. Build optimised routes and schedules with costed delivery options in seconds. Achieve more deliveries in fewer miles to reduce fuel, servicing and maintenance costs.

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Transport Management

Manage your own fleet and external third parties from one easy to use interface. Maximise your vehicle utilisation, reduce the cost of using outsourced delivery agents and improve customer service.

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Mobile Applications

Use our mobile applications to improve delivery routes, provide ETAs, take new orders and proof of delivery, plus the recording of driver vehicle safety checks.

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Save yourself time, money and headaches in managing compliance with drivers’ hours and tachograph regulations. Ensure staff hold a valid driving licence and driver CPC. Minimise roadside prohibitions due to roadworthiness.

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Maximise operational efficiency

  • Minimise route planning time
  • Maximise deliveries without increasing the fleet size
  • Cut fuel and delivery costs
  • Provide costed delivery options in seconds

Increase profitability

  • Unlock opportunities for value added services
  • Reduce wastage
  • Minimise dependence and costs of third party delivery agents

Improve customer service

  • Automatic delivery updates
  • Paperless proof of deliveries
  • Photographic evidence

Compliant fleet operations

  • Tachograph analysis and reporting
  • Driving licence verification
  • Walk-around vehicle safety checks

Trusted by

John Lewis Partnership Tyres on the Drive use Routing and Scheduling software from Descartes Systems Kuehne & Nagel The Home Depot SAB Miller PHS Datashred Bibby Distribution Provident Royal Canin Sonepar Gist