CCJ Daily Dispatch, July 16: Coyote launches weekly route planning for fleets

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Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, July 16, 2020: 

Coyote launches new weekly routing plans for fleets
Coyote Logistics has expanded its Dynamic Route Optimization program that aims to streamline supply chain operations by maximizing fleet efficiency with optimized weekly routing plans.

The program builds suggested route plans that direct drivers to and from their domicile location by taking numerous parameters into account, including drivers’ hours provided by the carrier, load attributes, average load and unload times, market cost, mile per hour bands by region, home base city and more.

Coyote says carriers using the program receive consistent weekly miles, even in times of volatility, in a range of 2,100 to 2,700 miles. With weekly planning covered, fleets can focus on other areas of the business, the company adds.

“Like all carriers, inconsistent load volume, rates and schedule gaps are significant sources of stress that are exacerbated by market volatility,” said Eric Lewis, VP of Operations at Ed Lewis Trucking. “Dynamic Route Optimization from Coyote has helped us remove uncertainty from our weekly operations by strategically stringing shipments together so we can keep our fleet full and moving, while providing our drivers the amount of miles per week they were promised.”

Free diesel tech webinar scheduled for Friday
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free “Diesel Aftermarket Systems” webinar for service technicians Friday, July 17, at 4 p.m. Eastern.

In the webinar, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) will provide an overview of common misconceptions with aftertreatment and how they guide their technicians through the diagnostic process.

The session will be presented by ICTA’s John Renno, manager, Center for Excellence, and Andy Curtin, manager, National Training and Uptime Support.

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for the session. More information and registration is available here.