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Going Green: Environmentally responsible route planning

March 14, 2014     ShareThis

Cost savings for businesses implementing sound route-planning strategies can be substantial. The savings on fuel, general wear-and-tear on vehicles, and staff compensation for miles and/or hours driven add up quickly.

For this reason, many businesses have adopted the use of web-based route planners in their day-to-day operations. In addition to the welcome benefit of cost and time savings, online route planning also allows environmentally-conscious businesses to go “green” on a number of levels:

  1. Since MyRouteOnline is an online service, there is no need to purchase or install special, complicated equipment to facilitate its use.
  2. No fuel is consumed to get the technology to your door (or that of your fleet).
  3. Unlike GPS or similar devices, users do not consume non-renewable resources to harvest the benefits, nor will clunky, inevitably eventually outdated equipment one day add to our landfills.
  4. Because MyRouteOnline is particularly effective in creating routes between multiple locations, your dispatchers and drivers can work together to ensure maximum fuel savings based on that day’s route.
  5. Less time on the road means fewer greenhouse gas emissions, a more compact carbon footprint, better air quality, and less noise pollution.

Not only is going “green” good for the environment, it is also good for business. An increasing number of environmentally conscious consumers base their purchasing decisions at least in part on whether or not a given business is taking steps to demonstrate environmental responsibility. When your transportation-centric business goes “green”, it opens itself to new revenue streams from similarly-minded clients and consumers.

Efficient route planning is just good business. Time is valuable, both your time and your employees’ time. Every minute your drivers are not on the road consuming time and fuel leads to cost savings for your business.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help your business save time, save money, and save the environment.