Vehicle Dispatch – Assign Vehicles to Scheduled Routes
With Route4Me, you can build an entire fleet of cars, vans, trucks, trailers, semis, or heavy equipment and then effortlessly and efficiently manage, organize, and coordinate them all from one platform. Route4Me provides flexible vehicle settings that allow you to design detailed vehicle descriptions that can best accommodate the particular needs of your business or unique business model. By assigning vehicles to routes, you can easily track how much fuel has been consumed by each assigned vehicle, let drivers know which vehicle they are required to use for completing a particular route, and so on. Moreover, with Route4Me’s detailed vehicle descriptions and advanced team management tools, regardless of the size of your vehicle fleet and the number of members in your team, you can effortlessly coordinate the assignment of hundreds of different members and vehicles to hundreds of thousands of different routes. To learn more about assigning vehicles to already planned routes, visit this page.
To assign a particular vehicle to one or multiple routes when specifying the route parameters, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu. Next, select one of the preferred route data import methods (Interactive Map Editor, Copy-and-Paste, Upload a File, or Import Data).
After that, go to the “User” tab and then select the vehicle that you want to assign to the planned route(s) from the “Assign Vehicle” list.
To open the list of all vehicles associated with your Route4Me account, click on the “Add New Vehicle” button.
After assigning the vehicle to the route, specify the rest of the route’s parameters to your preference and then use the selected route data import method accordingly.
Once the route is planned, the selected vehicle is already assigned to the corresponding route. In the Routes List and the Routes Map, the alias of the assigned vehicle is displayed in the “Vehicle” column next to the corresponding route. When you use the Single Driver Route optimization type, the selected vehicle is assigned to the single planned route. When you use the Multiple Drivers Route optimization type, the selected vehicle is assigned to all planned routes accordingly.
Once the vehicle is assigned to the route, in the Route Editor, the vehicle’s alias is displayed in the header of the Summary Table.
Depending on the “Active” settings of the vehicles in your fleet, some vehicles can be hidden from the list when assigning vehicles to routes. When a vehicle is set to “Active” in this vehicle’s settings, this vehicle is available to be assigned to routes (learn more).
When a vehicle is NOT set to “Active” in this vehicle’s settings, this vehicle is NOT available to be assigned to routes.