6 Ways Route4Me’s Routing Optimization Software Helps You Share Routes With Your Drivers

6 Ways Route4Me's Routing Optimization Software Helps You Share Routes With Your Drivers
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Do you know what the biggest advantages of Route4Me’s routing optimization software are?

Well… the software simplifies and strengthens your route planning process in several ways, including:

  • Real-time tracking of drivers and vehicles,
  • Automatic route planning,
  • User-friendliness,
  • Real-time editing of your routes during the day, and
  • Adding constraints.

But, there is more to it!

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It’s not enough to just optimize the route planning, you also need to share the routes with your drivers quickly and without any hassle.

And Route4Me offers you the ability to share the routes with your drivers in six different ways.

Every business is different, or they deal with 3rd parties that do things differently… so we want you to have options for sharing your planned routes.

To help you better understand, let’s take a look at the different sharing options. We’ll also look at how you can use these sharing options.

Sharing Options Offered by Route4Me’s Routing Optimization Software

#1 Assign to a User

This feature helps you share routes in the mobile app right after planning the routes. This eliminates the need for extra GPS devices or printed copies.

Just go to the route editor and click on the “User” option. You will then see these two options:

  • Assign Vehicle
  • Assign to User

You can then select the preferred driver from the dropdown list as shown below.

And remember to select a vehicle for accurate fuel expense tracking.

how to assign route to user


#2 Share Routes through Email

You can specify the email of the driver you want to share the routes with while you plan the routes.

You can access this feature under the “Sharing” option in the route editor. Here’s how you can do it.

share route through email


 #3 Print Your Route

If you prefer to share hard copies of your routes with your drivers, then Route4Me’s route scheduling software allows that too. It offers you the ability to print your routes so that you can share them with your drivers or 3rd parties.

Here’s how you can access this feature:

  • Step 1: Go to the “View Saved Routes” option under the “Plan New Routes” section on the left sidebar.
  • Step 2: Click the route you want to print.
  • Step 3: Go to “File” menu and select “Print” at the bottom.

That’s it.

how to print your route


#4 Upload to a GPS

Do your drivers prefer to use GPS devices rather than mobile apps?

Well… Route4Me’s fleet route planning software is a perfect solution for that too. It gives you the ability to upload routes directly to your drivers’ GPS devices.

Again, you need to go the “View Saved Routes” option, click on the route and go to the “File” menu.

There you’ll see the “Download As” option. From there you can export the route directly to the GPS devices.

GPS file format selection with Route4Me


#5 Share Post-Optimization

At times, a driver may fall behind schedule and miss an important delivery window. This could mess up your entire planning and annoy the customer due to the delay.

But, Route4Me’s route optimization software can help you avoid such issues. You just need to reroute another driver with this feature.

Here’s how you can do it:

  • Step 1: Go to “View Saved Routes” option.
  • Step 2: Select the route.
  • Step 3: Go to “Edit” and assign a user.

how to share route after optimization

#6 Share Routes from the Interactive Map

It’s easy to share routes with one driver. But it could be more complex when sharing larger routes with many drivers.

Route4Me’s interactive map screen feature simplifies such a route planning process.

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Here’s how you can access this feature and assign larger routes to your drivers.

  • Step 1: Go to the “Address Book Map” option in the left sidebar.
  • Step 2: Upload the addresses and you’ll see them on the map.
  • Step 3: Select the area for which you are planning routes with border marking.

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  • Step 4: Click “Plan Route” with “Selected” on the top.
  • Step 5: Add the number of drivers you want to handle the route. If you’re not sure about the number of drivers needed for the route, just key in 1 to 100 or more. Route4Me will then assign the drivers accordingly.

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  • Step 6: Click on “Create Routes”.
  • Step 7: Now the planned route will look like the image below. Here every term stated as “Part” shows the number of drivers needed.
  • Step 8: Just click on “Assign User” for each optimized route.

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So, when you have this many options, do you ever need to worry about the time and hassle of sharing routes with your drivers again?

Which way would you prefer to use? Do you have any questions about Route4Me’s routing optimization software? Please feel free to leave your comments below and thanks for reading!

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About author: Rahul Dasgupta

Rahul Dasgupta is a content writer with over 20 years of work experience. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and has written thousands of blog posts on route planning and scheduling, making it easy for readers to learn about these complex topics. Rahul enjoys playing tennis in his spare time and loves cuddling with his pet labrador Shinu. Rahul is a big fan of Roger Federer, Messi, and Bill Gates - he admires their drive to be the best at what they do and their philanthropic efforts.


About Route4Me

Route4Me has over 40,000 customers globally. Route4Me's Android and iPhone mobile apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, Route4Me's apps create optimized routes, synchronize routes to mobile devices, enable communication with drivers and customers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.