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Track-POD’s Route Optimization Software in depth

The best all in one delivery route planning software for your fleet

What route planning software can deliver

Delivery route planning software is designed to help businesses:

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Reduce the number of late deliveries

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Improve fleet efficiency sending the minimum amount of trucks

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Save fuel by reducing the total number of miles / kilometers driven

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Cut time spent by back office staff on vehicle route planning

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Improve driver satisfaction levels

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Boost customer satisfaction

Route optimization systems do this by using software to quickly map out the best routes. But not all route optimization systems are the same, and advanced fleet routing systems - like Track-POD’s Automated Route Planning software - offer a range of advantages over traditional route optimization tools.

Traditional route optimization tools Vs Track-POD’s Automated Route Planning

Feature

Track-POD’s Automated Route Planning

Traditional Route Optimization

The fastest routes for deliveries

yes
yes

Multi-drop route planner

yes
yes

Routes automatically generated based on data inputted

yes
no

All routing strategies supported: round trips, outbound and inbound routes

yes
no

Routes created to match time slots of customers

yes
no

Routes created based on work shifts and availability of drivers

yes
no

Dynamic departure time calculation

yes
no

Time duration for each stop / site factored into route planning

yes
no

Orders and routes automatically assigned to drivers

yes
no

Can automatically create several routes per driver per day

yes
no

Supports most popular navigation and mapping tools, including Google maps, Sygic, Waze, Here Map, TomTom and more

yes
no

Multiple challenges, one route optimization solution

Challenge 1

To match your customers’ preferred delivery times

Track-POD’s system will arrange your routes so that the maximum number of stops are covered with the minimum mileage. With time as a premium in delivery services, you will also always be given the fastest possible route. Not only that, the system will arrange these routes around your customers’ preferred times.

Challenge 2

To match routing with driver availability

Track-POD’s system will create routes based on the availability of your fleet’s drivers /vehicles. To help you maximize efficiency, an ETA (estimated time of arrival) and ETD (estimated time of departure) for every route will be calculated. These times take into account how much service time is needed for each delivery site / stop.

Challenge 3

To get the right assignments to your drivers instantly

Track-POD’s auto assignment function will assign orders to drivers /vehicles automatically via the Track-POD vehicle tracking app on your drivers’ Android or iOS smartphones. The system optimizes all deliveries and factors in driver time slots, working time, and service duration time to ensure the best results for you and your customers.

Challenge 4

To optimise deliveries across your fleets

Track-POD’s fleet routing engine takes into consideration the capacity constraints of your operations: weight, volume, pallets, working times of each vehicle per route per day, vehicle types, cargo loads, and stopping times. Our routing engine will then split orders to maximize the potential of your fleet.

Getting started with Track-POD’s Advanced Delivery Routing Software

Setting up your Advanced Routing with Track-POD is quick and easy. Best of all, once the data is inputted and configured, our system takes care of everything else. Here’s how to get started with Advanced Routing:

Step 1: Add vehicles and area

Start by adding your vehicles into the system. All you need to input is the vehicle registration number, the vehicle’s capacity, and its assigned drivers with their working times. Then select the geographical area for the routing.

Step 2: Enter the average stop duration

Now simply select how long on average your driver will need at each stop / service (for example 15 minutes). This will help to generate accurate ETAs and ETDs.

Step 3: Import delivery tickets

Next you’ll need to import delivery tickets with customers’ preferred time slots into the system.

Step 4: Modify your routing options

Based on the vehicles, deliveries, and customer time slots you have entered, Track-POD will automatically recommend the most efficient routing set up. You can then modify the routing manually.

Step 5: Automatically create your routes

Once you have everything configured just how you want it, simply click “Routing” and all your routes are generated automatically. They will then be automatically sent to your drivers via the Track-POD App. The App is available in English, Dutch, French, Estonian, German, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish - perfect for your international delivery team.

You can choose between 3 different routing strategies:

Round trips: Starting from and returning to your office / depot.

Inbound Routes: Starting at the delivery site furthest from your office / depot and ending at your office / depot.

Outbound Routes: Starting at your office / depot and ending at the delivery site furthest office / depot.

One Route Optimization Solution for all Delivery Operations

Whatever your business. If you deliver, Track-POD is for you

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