Driver Breaks – Insert Driver Breaks Into Optimized Routes from the Routes Map on the Route4Me Web Platform

Depending on the operational needs of your particular business or unique business model, you may want to insert breaks into your routes after your drivers travel for a certain amount of time so that they don’t get fatigued or you may want your field employees to take a break after servicing a particular number of locations. With Route4Me’s Driver Breaks feature, you can insert adjustable break stops right into the already planned routes with just a touch of the button, and Route4Me will automatically choose the most optimal location and stop sequence for the insertion, as well as recalculate the route’s time and distance accordingly. For more convenience, you can predefine the duration of each break and choose from multiple insertion options. Thus, you can frictionlessly insert breaks into planned routes after a certain time your drivers spend on the road or servicing customers, after a particular number of visited locations or the defined elapsed time of the route.

 

To insert driver breaks into planned routes using the Routes Map, first, go to “Routes Map” from the navigation menu.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

On the Routes Map, to insert a break stop into a particular route, first, select this route by checking the corresponding box next to it. After that, go to “Edit” in the toolbar and then select “Insert Breaks” from the menu.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

Next, in the Breaks Wizard, input the preferred break duration into the corresponding field and then select one of the following break types:

  • – After a certain number of elapsed minutes or hours: The break stop is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined total elapsed time (total elapsed time = total travel time + total service time);
  • – After a certain number of service time: The break stop is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined service time is passed (calculated based on the total service time);
  • – After a certain number of travel time: The break stop is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined travel time is passed (calculated based on the total travel time);
  • – After a certain number of locations: The break stop is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined stop number.

Driver Breaks - Insert Driver Breaks Into Optimized Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

To insert the break stop after a certain number of elapsed minutes or hours, first, define the preferred break duration and then select the corresponding break type from the list. After that, input the elapsed time after which you want the break to be inserted into the route and then click on the “OK” button accordingly. If you want the new break to replace all the existing breaks in the selected route, check the corresponding box before inserting the break.

Driver Breaks - Insert Driver Breaks Into Optimized Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

When inserting a break after a certain number of total elapsed time, the break is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined time which is calculated from the total duration of the route (total travel time + total service time). Once the break is inserted into the selected route, the route’s metrics are updated accordingly, and the defined break duration is added to the inserted stop as its service time.Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

To insert the break stop after a certain number of service time, first, define the preferred break duration and then select the corresponding break type from the list. After that, input the service time after which you want the break to be inserted into the route and then click on the “OK” button accordingly. If you want the new break to replace all the existing breaks in the selected route, check the corresponding box before inserting the break.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

When inserting a break after a certain number of service time, the break is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined service time which is calculated from the total service time of the route. Once the break is inserted into the selected route, the route’s metrics are updated accordingly, and the defined break duration is added to the inserted stop as its service time.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

To insert the break stop after a certain number of travel time, first, define the preferred break duration and then select the corresponding break type from the list. After that, input the travel time after which you want the break to be inserted into the route and then click on the “OK” button accordingly. If you want the new break to replace all the existing breaks in the selected route, check the corresponding box before inserting the break.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

When inserting a break after a certain number of travel time, the break is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined travel time which is calculated from the total travel time of the route. Once the break is inserted into the selected route, the route’s metrics are updated accordingly, and the defined break duration is added to the inserted stop as its service time.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

To insert the break stop after a certain number of locations, first, define the preferred break duration and then select the corresponding break type from the list. After that, input the sequence number of the route stop after which you want the break to be inserted into the route and then click on the “OK” button accordingly. If you want the new break to replace all the existing breaks in the selected route, check the corresponding box before inserting the break.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

When inserting a break after a certain number of locations, the break is inserted into the route at the most optimal position after the defined stop sequence number (excluding the start/depot stop). Once the break is inserted into the selected route, the route’s metrics are updated accordingly, and the defined break duration is added to the inserted stop as its service time.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

To insert a break stop into multiple routes at a time, first, select the preferred routes by checking the corresponding boxes. Next, go to “Edit” in the toolbar and then select “Insert Breaks” from the menu.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

After that, input the preferred break duration into the corresponding field and then select one of the break types from the list. Next, fill out the required field that corresponds to the selected break type and then click on the “OK” button to finish. If you want the new break to replace all the existing breaks in the selected routes, check the corresponding box before inserting the break.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

When inserting a break stop into multiple routes at a time, the new break stop is separately inserted at the most optimal position into each route based on the predefined parameters.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

To insert a break stop into one or multiple routes at a time from the Routes List, first, select the preferred routes by checking the corresponding boxes. Next, go to “Edit” in the toolbar and then select “Insert Breaks” from the menu.

Driver Breaks - Inserting Driver Break Stops into Planned Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

After that, input the preferred break duration into the corresponding field and then select one of the break types from the list. Next, fill out the required field that corresponds to the selected break type and then click on the “OK” button to finish. If you want the new break to replace all the existing breaks in the selected routes, check the corresponding box before inserting the break.

Driver Breaks - Insert Driver Breaks Into Optimized Routes on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

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