MaxLoad Pro Overview
MaxLoad Pro Truck and Container Loading Software
Are your trucks or containers fully cubed or are you shipping air?
Are you concerned with cargo load planning and trying to reduce freight costs?
MaxLoad Pro is a cargo load planning, container loading, freight calculation and cube optimization software. It can calculate accurate container and truck load plans by determining the best way possible, through intelligent loading algorithms and extensive stacking rules, to load mixed sized products into containers and vehicles.
The program also supplies the user with an array of ways to display a load and allows manual load building or editing through its 3D drag-and crop graphical editor.
With over 3,000 installations globally, MaxLoad Pro has proved to be the world’s best cargo planning, optimization and diagramming software. It is used throughout a wide array of industries involved in supply chain, logistics, food and beverage, home and office furnishing, retailing, pharmaceutical, electronics, automotive and more.
Create Cargo Load Solutions for Trucks,
Sea Containers as well as for Cartons and Pallets
Optimize not only for trucks and containers, but also for mixed products into cartons or totes and create mixed pallets. Import your orders into MaxLoad and simulate solutions on how many totes, pallets or vehicles will be required and the manner the items will be loaded. Users can also see the best way to cube out a truck or container for a certain SKU, whether as loose items or pallet loads.
Extensive Vehicle Type Support
MaxLoad Pro comes pre-defined with a database of vehicle types including commonly used trucks and sea containers. Users can also define new vehicles and special elements including location of kingpin, axles and corresponding weight limits, unloadable areas like wheel wells, container corner castings, drop decks, ceiling clearance, location and size of rail car doors, etc.
Supported Load and SKU Types
MaxLoad Pro supports a variety of load types including direct floor loads, unit pallet loads and mixed pallet loads. For SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) types, it supports cylindrical SKUs in nested or pyramidal patterns, single or bundled L-shape SKUs like chairs and sofas, pallet and mixed pallet SKUs, or a mix of all these different items inside the same vehicle or container.
Easy Data Imports
Define your product SKUs in MaxLoad Pro’s database so they will be available for you to load into trucks, containers, pallets and totes. For existing data, use MaxLoad’s Import Function to quickly bring in SKUs and orders from your ERP or ordering systems. The SKU import function allows you to easily and accurately import SKU names, descriptions, dimensions, stacking requirements, loading orientation and placement, palletization preference and more. The Order or pick list import function will import order information including SKUs, order quantities, order number or any priority loading details. Once the data is inside MaxLoad, getting an optimized loading solution is just a mouse click away.
3-D Graphics Drag-and-Drop Editor
MaxLoad automatically calculates optimal solutions, but you may want to adjust the solution slightly to meet your requirements. The 3-D editor in MaxLoad allows users to manually customize placements in a tote, pallet or within a truck or container. In the dual view 3-D editor, users can visualize the load editing from two different vantage points. Users can easily click, drag and remove any SKUs from the vehicle and bring them to the cut list, temporarily outside the vehicle or to a new location inside the truck. The powerful editor even supports editing of mixed pallets inside the truck.
As the load is being edited, all statistics are simultaneously updated. This data includes tare weight, total weight, weight at king pin, axles, total cube, remaining floor space from the last placement, and center of gravity for the load. See 3D truck load editing in action.
Reports: Step-by-Step Truck Load Diagrams, Pallet Configuration, Vehicle summary and More
Print comprehensive summary reports in several content options including 3-D load plans and summary, step-by-step loading instructions and load list for loaders and warehouse employees, unitload and mixed pallet details, truck summary with stop off details and more. Share these reports via direct emailing from MaxLoad as JPEG graphics or through PDF reports. See more on MaxLoad loading and summary reports
User Friendly Interface
The Windows-based interface allows users to easily navigate through the program. Define your SKUs once and use them in loading containers, pallets or trucks. Switch to different option categories through a tab system. All image renderings are in 3D and rotate them in any view for better visualization. Solutions are also presented in classified lists pertaining to the loads that were loaded and their respective placements. Furthermore, values for cube and weight percentages of vehicle/container used are displayed. Configure system defaults including measurement unit, language format, labeling, and other display options.
Multiple Language Support
MaxLoad Pro supports over 10 different languages for the user interface and users can switch from one language to another on the fly. Calculation can be done in the English interface with reports generated in Simplified or Traditional Chinese for sharing with the factory or shipping departments. Users can also switch seamlessly between English and Metric units for easy calculations.
Users also have the ability to edit the text strings within the program. For example, "ZIP code" can be changed to "Postal Code" and saved to the database.
Currently supported languages include Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, German, Dutch, Japanese and Thai.
Why MaxLoad Pro?
There is a handful of cargo load planning software or container stuffing software on the market but only MaxLoad Pro can handle complex loads and provide users with the most optimal solutions.
MaxLoad's solutions are "realistic" - not paper solutions that are impossible to load in real life. MaxLoad is developed by TOPS who has been serving the industry since 1990's. The experience and expertise will guarantee the load solutions from MaxLoad are practical and optimized.
MaxLoad 3.5 Beta
The upcoming version of MaxLoad will support L-shape SKUs like sofas and chairs. Please stay tuned.
What Our Customers Say
"A key element and benefit of MaxLoad has been the improved accuracy on loading information within our business and for customers. We are now confident in the planning process and have managed down a number of costs. Significantly the vehicle utilisation has improved by 12% and our freight costs have reduced by 8%" - Graeme Winship, Director of Logistics, UK
"We are able to test the safest loading configurations using MaxLoad and have increased our container load fill from 60% to 87%. These savings make a big difference when the cost of sea freight has almost doubled recently." - Euro-Fit
"We purchased MaxLoad for our overseas suppliers to plan incoming freights. We know the details of the shipment even before they reach the distribution center." - Major US Retailer
Please contact us with any comments, suggestions or problems. We are here to ensure your complete satisfaction.