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Taking the confusion out of route planning with multiple addresses

November 14, 2013     ShareThis

If you were to ask a group of delivery drivers how their work days usually go, you would get a lot of mixed responses. Many of them truly enjoy their work.
They like being out on the road instead of trapped in an office all day. They enjoy interacting with different customers, and many of them enjoy the work of loading and unloading a truck. Where many of them waver is when you ask them about the planning of their routes.
Their concerns are valid. We’ve found that route planning with multiple addresses is one of the most difficult parts of the job, both for the driver, as well as for the home office.

Many different delivery companies have recognized a need to be more efficient in their route planning. In fact, UPS recently released the news that they planned on launching an automated system that simplified route planning for their drivers as well (taken from http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/10/28/ups-says-automated-routing-will-transform-package-delivery/).

The plan is to use the new system to cut down on the amount of money spent on fuel, as well as to tighten up the routes themselves to save on the time their drivers spend in the field. It’s a process that’s been a long time to come, and UPS is excited to see the system put to good use. Full implementation isn’t expected to take place until 2017.

It’s not surprising that so many drivers complain about confusing routes. Your office personnel try to do their best to plan driver routes appropriately, but if they’ve never been on the road with during deliveries, it’s difficult for them to know how the placement of certain stops makes the most sense.
Route planning online makes things a lot easier, and it clears up that confusion. That’s good for everyone involved in the route planning process.

We’re excited that UPS is paving the road for other delivery companies to follow in its footsteps.
Here at My Route Online, we already have a system in place that’s ready for your company to use. Your drivers will appreciate the streamlined approach to route planning, and you’ll appreciate the improvement in your bottom line at the end of each month. Not only that, your customers will love having their deliveries on time each week, and when your customers are happy, your business grows.

If you’re ready to make some changes in the way you route your driver’s delivery routes each day, we’re eager to help you get started.
Contact us today for more information.