The Tools for Tomorrow’s Dispatchers

Any dispatcher knows that it takes a long time to plan routes using pen and paper. If you have dozens of customers and multiple drivers, it can take hours. But why would you use pen and paper? With route optimization software, you can plan routes in less than 30 seconds.

Save time and money with route optimization software. All you need to do is plug in the addresses of your customers, and then the software takes care of the rest. Just imagine what you could do with all that extra time…

Did you know that UPS saves hundreds of millions of dollars every year by simply avoiding left turns? It’s true. You could also save money by directing your drivers to avoid left turns. Think about it: when your driver goes to take a left turn, they usually don’t have the right of way. Your driver has to wait for traffic to clear before they can take the turn, and there’s no telling how long that could take. All that idling eats up a lot of gas.

You can use final mile delivery software to take all the left turns out of your routes. Your drivers will be able to avoid many delays that way.

Route planning is complicated for a dispatcher. There’s more to it than just figuring out which roads your drivers need to take to get to your customers. For example, you need to consider the sun when you plan routes. Sending a driver east during sunrise or west during sunset can slow them down or even get them into an accident, as they’ll be driving with the sun in their eyes. It’s hard to adjust your routes to the sun when you plan them with pen and paper. But when you use software, all you need to do is press a button.

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.