Vertrax, headquartered in New Haven, CT, is the leading provider of unique Delivery Management Solutions to the Retail Petroleum Industry (propane & home heating oil). Vertrax's customers report significant incremental bottom line profits ($5,000 to $10,000+ per delivery vehicle per year) as a result of reducing the costs per delivery by more than 30%. This customer proven and compelling Value Proposition is derived by:
Operational savings largely from less miles driven (reduced gas/diesel, maintenance & repair) and reduced driver hours (reducing regular and overtime hourly pay); and
Increasing the number of deliveries and their volume (driving increased gross profit).
Delivery Management is the logistical planning, intelligent sequencing, optimal routing, scheduling and monitoring of propane and heating oil residential deliveries. SmartDrops is our flagship product for propane and heating oil residential delivery, and soon for service technicians. Orders are automatically downloaded from the back office ERP system and visually displayed on digital maps. These maps allow the end-user to manipulate the views by order characteristics (volume, urgency, delivery date, type, etc) and geography (street level, certain locations, zoom, etc). SmartDrops automatically creates optimized, editable routes for a set of drivers, providing printed manifests and interfaces to cab-based computers. Integrated Live Tracking provides SmartDrops users with location based services and up-to-minute analysis of actual location providing planned versus actual route analysis. At a macro-level, Vertrax's efforts are directed toward the short haul or "last mile" of the logistics supply chain, where delivery and pick-up routes are dynamic, urgency-driven and contain many stops. – less–ZoomInfo