Optimising Milk Collection Transport

Dairy processors, cooperatives and hauliers face many challenges when it comes to milk collection, extending far beyond choosing the shortest route.  There are many factors other than distance which must be considered.

Milk production depends on a number of elements including calving, weather and seasonality. Milk requirements at processing or customer factories can change often.  Dairy farms can have access restrictions and different bulk tank storage capacities which influence the types of milk trucks they are able to accept. Milk trucks have different capacities for milk transportation.

Agreed collection and offloading times at farms and factories must be considered, as well as delays in production or indeed traffic congestion which may result in late arrivals and customer dissatisfaction.

Many, if not all, of these concerns can be eliminated or controlled with accurate route optimisation and planning.  OptaHaul gives you the power to proactively manage your milk transport so that you can reduce costs, increase efficiency and decrease carbon emissions. 

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