Do you still plan your routes with pen and paper? If so, you should stop immediately and use route mapping software.
Route planning is more complicated than just figuring out which roads your drivers should take to get to your customers. You also need to account for traffic, weather, construction, customer availability, and other factors.
That’s just too much information for any one person to process. The routes you come up with won’t be very efficient. They might not even be accurate.
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Providing your drivers with inefficient/inaccurate routes is a recipe for disaster.
Bad routes will force your drivers to speed in order to stay on schedule. That puts them at greater risk of getting into an accident, which could cost you a fortune in legal fees and damages.
Reduce Risk While Improving Productivity
Using a route planner (as opposed to planning routes manually) allows you to provide your drivers with more efficient routes.
That way, they can stay on schedule while staying under the speed limit.
Keep An Eye On Your Drivers
Of course, optimized routes won’t improve driver safety if your drivers don’t actually follow the routes you give them.
That’s why the route mapping software you choose to invest in absolutely must have a GPS tracking feature.
With GPS tracking, you’ll be able to see where your drivers are and how fast they’re going in real-time. Whenever you want, you can check in on a driver and make sure they’re sticking to their route. Also, if a driver starts speeding, you’ll know about it immediately.