Route Optim­isation explained

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Route optim­isation refers to the process of selecting the ideal path of travel. Read all about the benefits and how it's done on our website!

What is route optim­isation?

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What is route optim­isation?

Route optim­isation refers to the process of selecting the ideal path of travel relative to several key consid­er­a­tions.

Cost-ef­fect­iveness is the ultimate goal, but efficiency is the true key to effective route optim­isation.

For this reason, the distance between two points might not be the most important factor in route optim­isation. In fact, good route optim­isation processes recognise that a number of factors contribute to determining which path is most efficient. For example, the number of turns, the traffic patterns and access to necessary amenities, such as fuelling stations or rest stops, may have the biggest impact on the effect­iveness of a given path.

How it is done

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How it is done

Route optim­isation cannot be adequately accom­plished by the human hand alone. An average trip with one vehicle might feature thousands of different route possib­il­ities. That number multiplies rapidly as more cars are brought into the mix.

Through algorithms, route optim­isation software is able to do the job quickly, rendering pragmatic routes that check for all relevant factors. Some programs are even able to adjust for real-time factors, including weather traffic and car accidents. This helps to ensure that trans­port­ation goes as smoothly as possible, no matter what the situation.

Benefits of route optim­isation

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Benefits of route optim­isation

The benefits of route optim­isation are many. It helps you create more reliable ETAs, limit driving time, maximize the number of stops your driver makes and improve customer satis­faction.

Route optim­isation can also help to quickly test for other what-if scenarios. For example, route optim­isation software may be able to analyse various scenarios relative to the resources that are on hand, answering key questions, such as how many vehicles are optimal for a given route.

Consequently, proper route optim­isation can benefit all involved. It can reduce stress for the driver, offer the manager more efficiency and deliver consistent service to the end customer.

Webfleet Solutions and route optim­isation

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Webfleet Solutions and route optim­isation

At Webfleet Solutions, we take route optim­isation seriously. Our fleet management software helps you to seamlessly monitor the efficiency of your fleet in real time.

From getting up-to-date information on how a given route is performing to simply seeing your latest analytics, our route optim­isation algorithms will help you to maximise the efficiency of your business. Our programs are easy to use and can be viewed both on mobile and desktop. Contact us today to find out how you can bring your business to the next level!

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