Reduce Drive Time + Increase Profit with a Route Manager

Route4Me’s Route Manager - How To Reduce Drive Time And Increase Profits
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What kind of business doesn’t want to increase their profits? That would be ridiculous. Everyone wants to make more money. And yet, many businesses neglect to focus on the things that would allow them to improve their bottom line.

For example, many businesses are obsessed with expanding their service area and finding new customers. That’s one way to make money, of course. But you shouldn’t forget that reducing your expenses will also increase your profit margin.

Route4Me’s route manager makes it easy to reduce your expenses. This technology reduces drive time, so you won’t need to pay for as much fuel and wages for your field team members to visit their assigned sets of stops. And you never need to worry about the vehicle route problem and traveling salesman problem.

Optimize Your Routes

When you plan routes manually, you can’t ensure that they’re efficient. Even if your directions are correct (which can take a long time to figure out by hand), your field team members might get stuck in a traffic jam, or bad weather might slow them down.

There are a million other things that could go wrong, too. That’s why you need Route4Me’s route manager.

Route4Me’s powerful route optimization engine is capable of accounting for all the factors involved in route planning, including traffic, weather, construction, and more. All you need to do is plug in the addresses of your customers and set the constraints (number of drivers, time window for each customer, etc.). Then, in less than 30 seconds, the Route4Me route manager will produce your optimized routes for you.

Route4Me comes with a geocoding feature that ensures all the addresses entered into the system are accurate. Your field team members will no longer need to drive around looking for where they need to go. They’ll be able to show up on time, every time. Also, this software ensures equal workload distribution. No one will be overburdened, and no one will find themselves with nothing to do.

Long story short, this route manager helps you complete more deliveries with fewer vehicles. That’s the key to maximum efficiency.

Track Your Drivers

Even if you give your field team members optimized routes, you still need to monitor them to confirm that they’re actually following their routes. They might be ignoring your instructions, or they could be making personal stops with company vehicles.

Route4Me has a GPS tracking feature that will help you prevent this problem. It allows you to see the location and speed of your field team members in real-time, so you can always be sure that everyone on your team is doing what you want them to do. There’s the “big brother” effect as well – when your field team members know their movements are being monitored, they’ll be much less likely to stray from their routes in the first place.

Divide And Conquer

It doesn’t make any sense to send everyone on your team back and forth across your entire service area. Instead, the operations manager should divide the service area into different territories and assign a driver or team of drivers to each territory, as this cuts travel time and saves you money on gas and other expenses.

Route4Me’s territory management feature allows you to draw a territory, name the territory, choose a color for its display on the map, save regions as groups, and plan routes based on the selected territories. There’s no limit to the number of territories you can create. You can even draw overlapping territories and hide or display a specific territory on the map.

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Adjust On The Fly

Route planning is complex. So, when you get a new customer and you need to add them to a route, how do you decide where to put them in the order of stops in the route? Making the wrong decision will result in a route that’s not as efficient as it could be, and finding the answer to this problem is just about impossible to do with pen and paper.

But there’s no reason to use pen and paper here. Route4Me’s route manager automates this process. It offers a dynamic stop insertion feature that will find the best spot for a new stop on your route for you, so you will be able to get as much value out of your resources as possible.

Read this article to learn more about how to access and use the dynamic stop insertion feature.

So, have you ever used a route planner before? Do you have any questions about Route4Me’s route manager? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

Finally, answering these three questions will confirm that you understand the benefits of using a route manager:

  1. How can a route manager help you with route planning and scheduling?
  2. How can a route manager ensure that all the addresses you enter into the system are accurate?
  3. How can you use a route planner to find the best position for a new stop on a route?

Want To See For Yourself How Route4Me Can Boost Your Profits?

Whether you want to slash the time it takes you to plan routes for your drivers, increase the number of stops they can make, or keep your customers satisfied knowing that your drivers show up on time… Route4Me helps you achieve that!
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About author: Rahul Dasgupta

Rahul Dasgupta is a content writer with over 20 years of work experience. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and has written thousands of blog posts on route planning and scheduling, making it easy for readers to learn about these complex topics. Rahul enjoys playing tennis in his spare time and loves cuddling with his pet labrador Shinu. Rahul is a big fan of Roger Federer, Messi, and Bill Gates - he admires their drive to be the best at what they do and their philanthropic efforts.


About Route4Me

Route4Me has over 40,000 customers globally. Route4Me's Android and iPhone mobile apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, Route4Me's apps create optimized routes, synchronize routes to mobile devices, enable communication with drivers and customers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.