There are consequences to poor route planning.
Courier companies, food delivery services, and all other businesses that send employees out to meet with customers need to plan routes efficiently in order to turn a profit.
Route planning is complicated. When you try to do it by yourself, it’s easy to mistake and accidently delay your drivers. Your customers certainly won’t like that!
In this eBook, we’ll go over the most common route planning mistakes. Then, we’ll show you how to avoid them.
#1: Being Overwhelmed By The Details
There’s more to route planning than just figuring out which roads your drivers must take to make it to all their stops.
On top of that, you need to account for traffic, weather, construction, customer availability, and several other factors.
#2: Legal Trouble
Giving your drivers inefficient routes can lead to some serious legal consequences.
That’s because inefficient routes will force your drivers to speed in order to stay on schedule.
#3: Out Of Control Fuel Expenses
Gas is one of your biggest expenses, right?
Well, poor route planning results in businesses spending more on gas than they need to.
#4: Decreased Productivity
You probably spend even more on employee wages than you do on fuel. In fact, there’s a good chance payroll is your biggest expense of all.
#5: Lacking Driver Tracking
Are your drivers sticking to their routes and staying on schedule? Or are they taking breaks and running personal errands while they’re on the clock?
You can’t see them, so how do you know?