If you have multiple drivers plus thousands of customers, it can create problems for you, especially when you do your planning manually. If you plan your routes the regular way with pen and paper or use free mapping software, it’s difficult to distribute the work evenly throughout your drivers, especially if you have thousands of customers to visit and service. So you must be asking, “how do I distribute my routes in a productive and efficient manner?”
Manual route planning is difficult to process. It is very hard to overcome this challenge by yourself. You also have to consider the traffic, the weather, ongoing construction, and other factors. This makes your manual route planning even more complicated than usual.
Working on routes manually increases the chances of lopsidedly and incorrectly distributing routes. Drivers end up with either too little work or too much work. Oftentimes, you’d end up giving some drivers with too little work. This means that you are paying people to just sit around, doing nothing.
Other times, you might end up giving some drivers, too much work. As a result, drivers put themselves at a higher risk of getting into an accident. This is because they’re rushing to stay on schedule. More often than not, they’ll probably be late. This can damage your business reputation due to poor customer service.
Handling this manually by yourself isn’t the only way. Route optimization can be the solution. With route optimization, you can distribute the workload evenly among your drivers by just clicking a button—it’s that simple!
By ensuring that your drivers don’t work too much, you will ensure that you follow the Hours of Service of Drivers Rules under the FMSCA. This will help your company avoid federal penalties and fines.
Easily handle thousands of customers and multiple drivers at one go. Route4Me is a route optimization software that helps you conveniently plan routes ahead of time.