The Philippines is a vibrant nation known for its rich culture and beautiful landscapes. However, its bustling cities, including Metro Manila, face a consistent challenge – traffic congestion. To alleviate this issue, local governments have implemented various traffic management schemes, with one of the most notorious being the Number Coding Scheme. This blog explores the Philippines’ Number Coding Scheme, its impact, and how Zyllem can provide a solution using its innovative transport management technology. ​

The Number Coding Scheme ​

The Number Coding Scheme, also known as the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), was first introduced in Metro Manila in 1995. It was a government effort to reduce traffic congestion by restricting the use of private vehicles on specified days based on the last digit of their license plate number. The scheme has undergone several revisions and expansions over the years, reflecting the government’s ongoing battle against the ever-increasing traffic issues. ​

Impact of the Number Coding Scheme

The Number Coding Scheme has undoubtedly helped alleviate traffic in the Philippines, particularly in Metro Manila. However, it has also posed significant challenges to businesses, especially those involved in logistics and transportation. Vehicles, including trucks and vans, are often unable to deliver goods on specific days, leading to delays, reduced efficiency, and increased operational costs. Furthermore, businesses need to employ additional manpower to manage compliance with the scheme, which further drives up expenses. ​

Zyllem’s Role in Addressing the Challenge

Zyllem offers a comprehensive suite of transport management solutions designed to tackle logistics issues like those posed by the Number Coding Scheme. Zyllem’s transport management software integrates various components, including delivery management, distribution logistics software, real-time transport visibility, route planning, vehicle routing, fleet routing, and fleet scheduling. These features provide a holistic solution for businesses to maintain efficient logistics operations despite the coding restrictions. ​

  • Efficient Route Planning: Zyllem’s route planning algorithm takes into account the coding restrictions to optimize delivery routes. This ensures that deliveries are made within the city without violating the scheme’s guidelines.

  • Real-Time Transport Visibility: Zyllem’s real-time transport visibility feature allows businesses to monitor their vehicles’ locations in real-time. This ensures that businesses can track the movement of their delivery vehicles, adapt to changing conditions, and minimize the impact of coding restrictions.

  • Customized Vehicle Routing: Zyllem’s software allows companies to define vehicle profiles, enabling better allocation of specific vehicles that can operate on coding-restricted days. This customization minimizes disruptions to the logistics chain.


The Number Coding Scheme in the Philippines was designed to address traffic congestion, but it has inadvertently created operational challenges for businesses, particularly in the logistics sector. Zyllem’s comprehensive transport management solution offers an efficient way for businesses to manage their logistics operations even within the constraints of the coding scheme. With Zyllem’s features such as efficient route planning, real-time transport visibility, fleet scheduling, and customized vehicle routing, businesses can navigate the challenges of the Number Coding Scheme in a streamlined and cost-effective manner. Zyllem serves as a vital partner in ensuring businesses continue to deliver goods and services efficiently while contributing to the alleviation of traffic congestion in the Philippines. Its successful collaboration with companies like Angel’s Pizza, San Miguel Logistics, Zuellig Pharma, and Suy Sing is a testament to its capacity to empower businesses to overcome the operational complexities posed by such traffic management schemes. With Zyllem, companies can ensure their operations remain smooth and well-optimized, even in the face of unique traffic regulations.