Route Planning Tips and Tricks

Route Planning’s Role In Your Business

Running a business is hard, especially when you need to send employees out to meet with your customers instead of having your customers come to you. In that case, you need to worry about designing efficient routes for your drivers, in addition to setting company policy, seeking new revenue streams, and everything else involved with business management. Now here’s where route planning can come in handy.

Designing routes can be ridiculously complicated. Traffic, weather, construction, and other factors need to be accounted for. It’s just about impossible to design accurate and optimized routes by yourself.

Designing Perfect Routes in Minutes

But there’s no reason to plan routes without any help. Route optimization software does all the hard work for you. Route4Me can design perfect routes in less than 30 seconds. All you need to do is plug in the addresses of your customers, and our software does the rest.

6 Route Planning Tricks for Business Owners

Trick #1: Avoidance Zones. Is there an intersection in town that tends to be particularly busy? Or maybe there’s a construction project that’s blocking traffic and slowing your drivers down?

Trick #2: Automatic Address Double-Check. Using Route4Me is easy. Basically, all you need to do is upload a spreadsheet of the addresses you want to visit. But what if you make a data entry error and one or more of the addresses you upload is incorrect?

Trick #3: eSignature Software. Paper confirmation slips are easy to lose, especially if you’re collecting dozens of them every day. If a customer disputes a delivery and you’ve lost the confirmation slip, what are you going to do?

Trick #4: Avoid Left Turns And U-Turns. Have you ever noticed that UPS trucks rarely turn left? That’s because the amount of time it takes to turn left is unpredictable. In most cases, you don’t have the right of way, so you need to wait for traffic to clear before you can take the turn. The same goes for U-turns.

In this ebook, you’ll learn about the tips we mentioned above and more.

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.