How To Plan Routes In Less Time Than It Takes To Tie Your Shoes

Manual Route Planning Takes Forever

Planning routes manually can take hours.

In addition to figuring out which roads your drivers must take to reach your customers, you also need to account for traffic, weather, construction, customer availability, and other factors.

It Doesn’t Need To Take That Long…

Route optimization software can take all those factors into account for you.

You just need to plug in the addresses of your customers and customize the settings to fit your specific situation. Then, your route will ready in less than 30 seconds.

The following pages will show you exactly how to plan a route in Route4Me.

You’re only 5 steps away from more accurate and efficient routes.

#1: Select A Start Date And Time

Enter the date and time of when you’d like your route to start.

#2: Select Your Driver

Next, you’ll need to assign a driver to the route.

You can add a driver by inputting their email address, or you can select them from your Address Book. After you add a driver, any changes made to a route will be automatically shared with them.

#3: Choose The Optimization Process

Choose whether you need routes for one driver or multiple drivers. Also, choose whether your route will end where it started (roundtrip) or at the last address.

#4: Select Your Stops

There are several ways to add stops to your route. You can type in the addresses manually, use a map to select the exact locations you want to use, or upload a spreadsheet containing your customer data (we recommend the spreadsheet option).

#5: Click “Create Route”

Now you’re good to go! Just hit the “Create Route” button, and your route will ready in less time than it takes to tie your shoes.

By adopting route planning software, you’ll be able to save time, save gas, and make more money.

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.