Difference Between Users vs Vehicles

Route4Me’s route planning and route optimization solutions enable you to create detailed Route4Me user profiles for each of your team members. Additionally, Route4Me gives you the ability to create profiles for your fleet vehicles as well. Thus, Route4Me offers you all the necessary team management and fleet management tools for winning the last mile.

Route4Me user hierarchy and fleet vehicle profiles side by side on our route optimization software.


Route4Me User Profiles & Team Management Tools

Route4Me’s team management solutions enable you to create a detailed user hierarchy with different user types. Specifically, you can create user profiles for user types such as Account Owner, Administrator, Regional Manager, Route Planner, Dispatcher, Analyst, and Driver.

Moreover, each user type has a set of pre-defined account-level permissions. And you can either stick to the default permissions or set up your own by adjusting the company visibility settings.

Creating Route4Me user profiles on the route optimization web-based platform.


Furthermore, you can invite team members with pre-assigned user types to join Route4Me. Alternatively, you can also import team members in bulk using a CSV file. Plus, Route4Me gives you the ability to add as many details as needed to your user profiles. For example, you can add information such as:

  • Date of birth
  • Hourly rate
  • Driving rate per hour and/or per mile
  • Idling rate per hour
  • And more!

Once you’ve added all of your team members to Route4Me’s route planning software, you can start assigning tasks to each user. For instance, you can assign driver users to planned routes, track route progress in near real-time, enable a live chat with your drivers, and a lot more.

Route dispatch from route planning software to Rotue4Me users' route planner apps.


When used concomitantly, Route4Me’s Web-Based Route Optimization Platform and the Android Route Planner and iOS Route Planner apps are ALWAYS in sync. Namely, Route4Me’s solutions are instantly and constantly synchronizing data across all the devices associated with your Route4Me account.


Route4Me Vehicle Profiles & Fleet Management Tools

In addition to user profiles, Route4Me gives you the ability to use multiple fleet management tools. For instance, Route4Me enables you to ]create profiles for multiple types of vehicles, including heavy duty (double trailers, semitrailers, etc.), light duty, and medium duty trucks. Besides the default types, you can also create custom vehicle categories.

Furthermore, to each created vehicle you can add details, such as:

  • License plate number and alias
  • Make, model, model year, and year purchased
  • Fuel type and fuel consumption
  • And more

Creating vehicle profiles for heavy duty trucks on Route4Me's route planning software.


Along with adding vehicles one by one, Route4Me enables you to import vehicle profiles in bulk from any telematics solution. And as soon as you added your fleet to Route4Me, you can customize the fleet’s visibility for each of your team members. For example, you have the ability to enable certain users to view and edit vehicles, only view vehicles without editing, etc.

Learn more about Route4Me’s telematics integrations.

Once your vehicle profiles are created, you can assign vehicles to routes, track vehicles on routes (through telematics devices), monitor fuel costs and consumption, and much more!

How Route4Me's telematics integrations and GPS tracking solutions work.


The Difference Between Route4Me User and Vehicle Profiles

To sum up, user and vehicle profiles are two completely different features. Moreover, both team management and fleet management tools help you have more control over your route dispatch processes. For more flexibility, you can assign multiple vehicles with different parameters to your routes. Simultaneously, you can also dispatch routes to multiple drivers with different skills.


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About Route4Me

Route4Me has over 35,000 customers globally. Route4Me's Android and iPhone mobile apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, Route4Me's apps create optimized routes, synchronize routes to mobile devices, enable communication with drivers and customers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.