"if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail" - Benjamin Franklin
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Route optimisation allows you to create the most efficient routes to reduce costs and improve your client's experience.
Usually a "nice to have" which is cost prohibitive as stand alone software, this is standard within Frotcom.
Enter your destinations, optimise the route, re-jig anything time specific and press go. If you really want to print it off and issue to your drivers then you can, to work really smart, integrate Garmin units and the routes go straight through to the terminal in the vehicle.
You can even program Frotcom to alert your customers a few minutes or a few miles before the arrival of your vehicle, putting you ahead of your competition with fantastic customer service.
In the Route Planning and Monitoring module, scheduled and actual times of departure and arrival are registered, so Frotcom can estimate, recalculate and notify you of arrival times, accounting for any deviation from planned routes.
You have several tools to work with:
Create preferred routes - These are typical routes that your fleet’s vehicles execute frequently; they can be composed of a single destination (routes with one leg) or several destinations (routes with several legs).
Associate preferred routes with vehicles - When you associate a preferred route with a vehicle, Frotcom will be able to determine if the vehicle is complying with the plan, not only if the assigned destinations are being visited, but also if the vehicle is following the right path, if the scheduled times for departure and arrival are being met, and so on.
Create ad hoc legs and associate them with vehicles – Ad hoc legs are different routes for one destination that you do not want to save in Frotcom as a preferred route. You simply create a route on the spot and associate it with a vehicle. Frotcom will monitor that vehicle’s compliance with the planned route.
Follow route execution on the map - You can see not only where vehicles have been, but also the route they are supposed to take to their destinations.
Follow route execution on alternative views - You have three formats where you can follow the execution of routes: table view, linear view, Gantt view. Each one will give you a different perspective of your vehicles’ progress on their routes.
Generate notifications as route execution progresses - Inform your customers via email or SMS a few minutes or miles before your vehicle reaches them.
Use alarms to react quickly – Alarms are generated when a vehicle deviates from planned route, either because it is following a different path or because it is taking too long to arrive.
Generate reports – Route reports show you how each route was executed by each vehicle within a certain time period. You will be able to compare the planned routes with their actual execution, spotting any discrepancies between the two.
Create preferred routes and store them for later use
Associate preferred routes with vehicles
Create ad hoc legs (single destinations) and associate them with vehicles
Generate routes directly from navigation devices
Estimate arrival times
Follow route execution on the map or in three alternative views
Generate alarms, notifications and reports according to route execution
Better business planning
Know exactly what you can demand of your fleet by finding the best possible match between plan and execution.
Reduced fuel consumption
By planning routes properly, you can expect a reduction in the total mileage and the corresponding decrease in your fleet’s fuel costs.
Better fleet control
Follow route execution and receive a notification if a vehicle deviates from its planned route. Act before it’s too late to correct the situation.
Enhanced customer service
Inform your customers, via email or SMS, a few minutes or kilometres before your vehicle reaches them. They will be prepared for your arrival, reduce your waiting time and get your vehicles away and earning you money quicker on their next job.
Contact us today and let's get your fleet optimised and more profitable