Efficient route planning should always be the basis for scheduling jobs and tasks that need to be conducted through fleet vehicle operations, not only if you are a delivery company but in any logistical activity. When people talk about route planning and vehicles, only some of the reasons in favour of efficient route planning come out, such as the need to reach a destination more quickly. But if you think about it, there are quite a lot of advantages your company might profit from if you optimise route planning.
Here we detail 3 of them!
1. Efficient route planning helps you to save fuel
This is probably the most obvious reason for efficient route planning: if you use better routes it will lead to less driving, and this means you will save fuel. Route planning is necessary for drivers in order not to get lost or waste time and fuel searching for the road leading to their destination, but by optimising it, that is, choosing the best route leading to a specific point, you are sure to nail it every single time!
2. Efficient route planning means increased safety
Think about the time drivers could spend trying to find a place on unfamiliar roads, immersed in traffic and getting increasingly anxious—all the conditions that might make driving far more stressful. If you plan routes beforehand, you can familiarise drivers with them before getting behind the wheel. You can also predict and avoid heavy traffic—an advantage for not only their safety but also for all road users.
3. Efficient route planning leads to reducing overall expenses
Less fuel, less possibility of incidents (safety first, as we always say!). So, all in all, it makes for less fleet expenses, less wear and tear on your vehicles, less insurance claims, and ultimately that means more money you can keep in your pocket.
With SynX, you can plan routes and play them again to assess the best choices for the specific activity of your fleet. Never assume you are using the best route to travel—SynX is here to help. Contact us if you want to know more!