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Delivery route mapping equals happier drivers

August 18, 2014     ShareThis

Mapping Routes by Hand Causes Many Problems

If you’re like many delivery companies that run multiple routes out of your location every day, you know how difficult it is to map out routes that make sense for your drivers. Not only does it take a lot of time an energy for you or your staff to map out the routes, it’s also much more likely that mistakes will be made when they’re done by hand.

Any Size Company can make use of Mapping Software

When it comes to delivery route mapping there are many reasons larger companies have made the switch to using software or online programs that actually build the routes for them. However, there’s no reason why smaller companies cannot take advantage of these programs as well.

No matter how big or small your company is, it’s absolutely vital to cut costs wherever you can to save money.
Using a route planning program is an excellent way to do that for a few different reasons:

1. You and your staff will be freed up to take care of other things, and manage other parts of your business.
The route planning program will easily create the routes for you, so all you have to do is enter the locations and let the program do the rest.

2. Your drivers will be thrilled with having a route that’s been planned the right way. It’s difficult for those who haven’t been
in the field to understand the various locations a driver has to go to. More often than not, drivers can end up driving across the same town several times just because the people who planned the routes are unfamiliar with the area. When your routes are planned electronically, you’ll cut down on these types of problems, and you’ll save a great deal of fuel too.

3. Not only will your drivers be thrilled to have shorter routes that actually make sense, but they’ll also be able to punch out earlier each day.
This benefit is two-fold because you’ll have happier drivers who get to spend more time with their families, and you could save thousands of dollars on overtime each year.

If you’re looking for a way to cut costs for your company, the experts at MyRouteOnline would love to help you.
For more information, contact us today.