With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the new premium feauture TelerouteRecommends allows customers to get instant recommendations of trade-lanes and solve problems carriers and freight forwarders might have when looking for truck-capacity or loads.
Teleroute, the European freight exchange community that covers road transport needs for both domestic and international routes, has taken a new step to further optimize its platform by creating TelerouteRecommends, a freight recommendation engine that allows customers to get instant recommendations of trade-lanes.
Teleroute Freight Exchange is the online platform of Alpega Group, a leading global logistics software company, and connects transport companies with freight providers, enabling freight forwarders to find available truck capacity and transporters to search for loads.
ML6 and Teleroute by Alpega worked together on creating TelerouteRecommends.
Given the specifics of the transportation industry and the complexity of the features of recommendations that had to be built, Alpega Group was looking for advice on how to help their internal team get started.
The ML6 machine learning experts helped the internal team create a clear project roadmap to build a complex recommendation from scratch. After one day of investigating the Teleroute application, the ML6 team was able to understand the specifics of the solution and to help the team understand what they should pay particular attention to. They helped structure the data and project by explaining the concepts in simple terms, with concrete examples, and decomposing the project into different steps. Based on the advice from ML6, Alpega team also started working with Kubeflow, allowing them to significantly speed up the development process. The recommendation engine has now been successfully integrated into Teleroute’s solution, allowing customers to have personalized proposals faster.
Teleroute, together with 123Cargo and Wtransnet, is part of Alpega’s Freight Exchange network, a smart community of road transport professionals in Europe that aims to promote safe and efficient freight movement through real-time collaboration among its verified members.
This collaboration takes place on a user-friendly online platform offering over 350,000 freights and vehicles per day, allowing forwarders to find a solution for their transport needs at any time, and enabling carriers to always have freight available, which reduces the ‘empty runs’ and the resulting costs.
The Alpega Group is a leading global logistics software company offering end-to-end solutions that cover all transportation needs, including Transport Management Systems (TMS) and Freight Exchanges.
More information can be found on the corporate website: www.alpegagroup.com.