Planning a Route
Yes. First, decide if you want to share the routes with all of your employees or sub-contractors by e-mail or to their mobile device. Usually, if you are using a sub-contractor one time, you can send them a route by e-mail. But if you are sharing a route with a full-time employee, it is better to use the Route4Me mobile application’s real-time synchronization with our website.
Once you go to the Users screen in Route4Me, you can add as many users as you need, as long as you stay within the total number of users permitted with your subscription plan.
After all the users have been added, go to the route planner page, browse for the file you want to split, and then go to the “Advanced Options” tab. Go to “Distributed Route”, type in the number of users you would like the route split into, and press plan route.
Alternatively, go to the Address Book List or the Address Book Map, and select a region on the map. Press plan route, and go to the Distributed Route tab, select the number of users you want to split your route into, and the system will automatically create a route for each user.
When you use Route4Me to automatically plan your optimized routes for you, we consider two restrictions simultaneously, so that your commercial vehicles only travel on pre-approved roads, and so that each vehicle’s weight and cubic volume capacity is not exceeded.
There are two types of restrictions that are important to consider when planning routes for vehicles that have special attributes.
First, there is the road network that the vehicles are allowed to travel on. This means that the vehicle’s unique height, weight, axle count, the presence of hazardous materials, and other restrictions force it to travel on pre-approved roads in order to prevent a dangerous accident or to comply with transportation laws. Route4Me has a database of Class A truck route approved roads, and will provide a turn-by-turn list of vehicle specific directions.
The second thing to consider is that all vehicles in your fleet have certain maximum limitations that are unique to that specific vehicle.
As an example, a box truck can only transport 10 pallets, and the weight of these pallets must not exceed 10 tons. Therefore, when a route is planned for your fleet of box trucks, our system will not produce a route that will exceed the maximum pallet count or the maximum weight for the box truck.