The Payoff of Route Optimization: 5 Critical Steps to Successfully Boost Profits

Save Time, Save Gas, And Make More Money

The goal of every business is growth. As time passes, you want to expand your business and serve more customers, because that’s the best way to increase your profit margin. Route optimization software will help you do exactly that.

3 Key Features Of Route Optimization Software

GPS Tracking:

Route optimization software guarantees that every route you give your drivers is the most efficient route possible. But that won’t do you any good if your drivers don’t actually follow the routes you give them. The route planner you invest in should have a GPS tracking feature. It shows you what your drivers are doing in real-time, so you can always make sure they’re sticking to their routes and staying on schedule.

Turn Restrictions:

UPS saves 10 million gallons of gas every year by avoiding left turns. How’s that? Well, when your drivers turn left, they usually don’t have the right of way. They need to wait for traffic to clear to take the turn, and there’s no telling how long that will take. All that waiting wastes a lot of time and a lot of gas. You’ll be better off if you avoid left turns entirely. Because of this, some route planners allow you to design routes that take you to all your stops while avoiding left turns.

Territory Mapping:

With territory mapping, you can split your service area up into different territories and assign a driver (or team of drivers) to each territory.


About author: Dominic Walker

Dominic Walker works as a content marketer as part of Route4Me’s worldwide remote workforce. A teacher of over 15 years, Dom knows how to break complex ideas down to the very basics and explain them in a digestible way. He loves answering questions, so if you’re wondering about route optimization, jazz guitar, or how to land a fat bass, Dom is your guy.