Truck ETA calculation with the PTV Drive&Arrive API
The PTV Drive&Arrive development component calculates the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of your trucks and can be integrated into all common software solutions for transport, fleet and ramp management. The calculation of the ETA is based on the route information in combination with the position data of the vehicle.
Connecting the supply chain with real-time data
With PTV Drive&Arrive you can automatically calculate ETAs that you can forward to all stakeholders of the transportation chain. That enables them to intervene in case of disruptions, plan resources accordingly and reduce idle time. This results in more efficiency for everyone: Ramp operators know when to expect incoming transports and are able to plan dynamic time windows, hauliers reduce long and unproductive waiting times at ramps, and shippers avoid contractual penalties, while maintaining a high service quality.
Benefits of ETA calculation
Receive live information on the status of your shipments and forward ETAs to your customers
Traffic information, vehicle attributes and position data are taken into account in the ETA calculation
Integrate the API into your TMS or FMS to add ETA functionality to your existing system
Multiple Data Sources
PTV Drive&Arrive requires truck position data for the ETA calculation. These can come from different sources:
- Telematics software: PTV Drive&Arrive can be connected to almost all systems and telematics data aggregators.
- PTV Driver App: The free app is installed on your drivers' devices and automatically sends position data to PTV Drive&Arrive.
- Your own sources
Quick and Easy Implementation
PTV Drive&Arrive comes with a RESTful JSON API. It can be used with most programming languages and can be easily and quickly integrated with almost any software system (e.g. TMS, FMS, ramp or time slot management system). PTV Drive&Arrive also supports you during integration with an OpenAPI interface and offers the possibility to try out the interface without development with Swagger. Our extensive Developer Zone with Quick Start Guide, code samples and help articles will help you get started.
No monthly fee, no integration or maintenance costs - for using the PTV Drive&Arrive API, you only pay 15 cents per trip and day. The number of stops per trip, participants and installations is unlimited.
Data Visualization wth PTV Trip Viewer
The free, web-based service PTV Trip Viewer is the ideal complement to PTV Drive&Arrive and provides an overview of the estimated arrival times (ETA) at all stopovers on a tour, compares them with the planned arrival times (PTA) and calculates the expected deviation. Any stakeholder in the transportation chain can access the overview for free using the tour's SCEM-ID. The Trip Viewer can also be integrated into your website via iFrame.
Put our ETA to the test
Experience the accuracy of our ETA calculation - all without API integration. Simply create a trip in PTV Trip Viewer, ask one of your drivers to install the PTV Driver App and track the ETA using the SCEM-ID in the browser.
PTV Drive&Arrive for partners
Would you like to add ETA functionalities to your commercial telematics, fleet or yard management solution quickly and cost-effectively? Are you looking for a partner who offers you an easy-to-integrate API and outstanding enablement support? Become a PTV partner and benefit from exclusive advantages.