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Why The Sun Is An Important Factor In Route Planning

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Route planning ain’t easy.

It’s hard enough just figuring out the best directions to give to your drivers. On top of that, you also need to account for traffic, construction, customer availability, and other factors.

That’s why you should invest in route planning software like Route4Me route planner.

Without the help of software, you’ll need to juggle all those factors yourself. That often lead to mistakes. It only takes one mistake to completely mess up a route, which would delay your drivers and upset your customers.

Final mile delivery software makes route planning easy. You just need to plug in the addresses of your customers, and then the software take all the factors involved in route planning into account for you. You’ll be able to provide your drivers with more accurate and efficient routes.

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It’s obvious that traffic jams and construction detours can slow your drivers down, but did you know that the sun can do the same?

Think about it: when your employees drive east during sunrise or west during sunset, the sun gets in their eyes. They need to squint to see the road.

At best, that slows them down. At worst, it can cause them to get into an accident. Either way, it’s an obstacle that will prevent your drivers from showing up on time.

If you want your customers to stay your customers, you must be more reliable than your competitors. You’ll be better off instructing your employees to avoid driving east during sunrise/west during sunset, even if it adds a little extra distance to your routes.

That’s difficult to do manually. So, make sure the route optimization software you invest in has a sunrise/sunset feature that can do this for you. That way, your drivers will have everything they need to show up on time consistently.

Do you have any questions about route planning software? Let us know in the comments section below.

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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: 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.

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About Route4Me

Route4Me has over 35,000 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.