Truck routing and scheduling software vendor Paragon Software Systems Inc. said Tuesday it has opened a Northeast regional office in Manchester, N.H., to serve the logistics market in the area's dense urban centers.
The new office is intended to provide support for regional companies that are struggling with market conditions featuring a shrinking driver pool, rising freight rates, and increasing demand for more frequent, precisely-timed deliveries, the Frisco, Texas-based firm said.
Those challenges are particularly intense in densely populated cities across the Northeast region, Paragon CEO William Salter said in a statement. Urban delivery hurdles include congestion and restricted access to delivery locations that complicate the task of creating achievable routes that maximize use of both drivers and trucks, he said.
"The Northeast is a challenging market for product distribution, where businesses face the daily challenge of serving dense urban and suburban centers. That alone justified a move into the Northeast, to take advantage of new opportunities, and look after existing customers," Salter said.
Paragon serves private fleet operations and distributors in the U.S., South America, and Canada with software that the firm says is used for planning daily route optimization of transportation schedule, rationalizing fixed routes, managing transportation resources, strategic logistics planning, and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing.