Route Compliance Tracking – Route Adherence, Planned And Not Visited, Deviations And Detours

To maximize the efficiency of your routing operations, ensure that your drivers comply with your planned and optimized routes. Route4Me’s compliance tracking enables you to see if planned routes are followed, when and where deviations and detours occur, how much of the planned route was completed, and more. Furthermore, real-time tracking updates through the Route4Me Mobile Apps or GPS vehicle telematics tracking provide exact tracking data you can view on the Route4Me Web Platform. Specifically, get actionable intelligence, such as the percentage and distance of the planned route that was and wasn’t traveled. This helps with performance assessment, provides auditing data, allows you to streamline your operations, prevent fraud, and more. Additionally, by tracking deviations and detours, you can ensure that drivers stay out of avoidance zones, comply with optimization settings like avoiding left turns, save fuel, and complete routes with maximum efficiency.

Route4Me's compliance tracking enables you to see if planned routes are followed, when and where deviations and detours occur, how much of the planned route was completed, and more.

 

 

Enable Route Compliance – View Route Travel Data And Deviations

When you view route compliance on Route4Me’s Web Platform, each portion of the respective route is highlighted in a color corresponding to its planned and traveled status. Specifically, portions of the route that were traveled in compliance with the planned route path are marked in blue, and any detours and deviations are marked in red. You can learn more about enabling, viewing, and exporting compliance data and analytics further in this guide.

When you view route compliance on Route4Me's Web Platform, each portion of the respective route is highlighted in a color corresponding to its planned and traveled status.

 

To view a field employee’s driving path, walking path, or cycling path, open the respective route in the Route Editor. To do so, go to “Routes” and then “Routes List” from the Navigation Routes. Next, click the Open Icon next to the preferred route. Alternatively, right-click the route or click the Three-Dot Icon next to the route and then select “Open Route” from the menu. The route will open in the Route Editor.

To view a field employee's driving route, walking route, or cycling route compliance, open the respective route in the Route Editor.

 

After opening the preferred route in the Route Editor, click the Tracking Icon to open the tracking options menu. Then, enable the “Tracking Path” option and “Deviations” sub-option. The route travel path of the field employee is marked with a blue line on the map, and any deviations from the planned route path are marked with a red line. Additionally, learn more about the other options in the “Tracking” menu in the table below.

Enable Tracking Path and Deviations tracking to view the driving path of your field employees.

OptionDescription
Tracking PathDisplays the actual travel path on the route as a blue line.
BreadcrumbsDisplays breadcrumb indicators at every location where the vehicle or field employee’s coordinates were updated.
PlaybackDisplays a playback bar you can use to view a playback of the recorded route navigation data.
DeviationsDisplays portions of the route travel path that deviate from the planned route path as a red line.
Tracking SourceSelect the source of tracking data used to display tracking paths and breadcrumbs. The Route4Me Mobile App is shown as “R4M“, while your telematics provider is shown as the name of the provider.

 

Moreover, to ensure the respective route’s planned travel path is shown, click the Map Layers Icon. Then, check the “Driving Lines” box to display the planned and optimized route path and corresponding travel direction arrows.

To ensure the respective route's planned travel path is shown, click the Map Layers Icon. Then, check the Driving Lines box to display the planned and optimized route path.

 

Compliance Tracking Metrics – Track Deviation Distance And Percentage

Furthermore, to track compliance with maximum efficiency and precision, Route4Me provides detailed route compliance metrics. The tracking panel displayed in the lower left of the Route Editor map shows the following metrics.

To track compliance with maximum efficiency and precision, Route4Me provides detailed route compliance metrics.

DataDescription
Planned RouteThe total distance of the planned and optimized route.
Actual Path DistanceThe total actual travel distance as a percentage of the planned route distance.
Planned and visitedThe total distance traveled along the planned route path as a percentage of the planned route distance.
Visited and not plannedThe total distance of the planned and optimized route that was not traveled, i.e. the skipped portions of the route.

 

Compliance Tracking With Mobile App Tracking Data

The Route4Me Mobile Route Planner for iOS and Android uses location services to update a vehicle’s position in the system. This allows you to track field employees and their route compliance in real-time. To view tracking data from the Route4Me mobile app, click the Tracking Icon in the Route Editor map. Then, click “Tracking Source” from the tracking options menu and select “Route4Me“. Along with Route4Me’s Geofencing functionality, mobile app tracking provides up-to-the-minute data on a fleet vehicle’s position, destination arrival and departure coordinates, and much more.

Additionally, you can adjust mobile app compliance and navigation settings with Route4Me’s Advanced Configuration Editor.

To view tracking data from the Route4Me mobile app, click the Tracking Icon in the Route Editor map. Then, click Tracking Source from the tracking options menu and select Route4Me.

 

Compliance Tracking With Telematics GPS Data

Alternatively, a telematics connection between your Route4Me account and a telematics vendor enables you to track vehicles on the map in real-time and check route tracking history. Specifically, Route4Me will automatically collect the telematics data from the GPS trackers and telematics devices installed on your fleet vehicles and display it on the map. To view tracking data from your telematics provider, click the Tracking Icon in the Route Editor map. Then, click “Tracking Source” from the tracking options menu and select your telematics provider. Together with Route4Me’s Geofencing functionality, telematics tracking provides up-to-the-minute data on a fleet vehicle’s position, destination arrival and departure coordinates, and more.

To view tracking data from your telematics provider, click the Tracking Icon in the Route Editor map. Then, click Tracking Source from the tracking options menu and select your telematics provider.

 

Compliance Analytics – View Compliance And Deviations Data

In addition to viewing route compliance and deviations data on the Route Editor map, you can enable compliance analytics in your Routes List and export compliance and deviation data.

 

View Compliance And Deviations Data On Routes List

To enable compliance data columns on the Routes List, click the Display Columns button. Then, you can enable the preferred compliance metrics in the “Progress” section.

In addition to viewing route compliance and deviations data on the Route Editor map, you can enable compliance analytics in your Routes List and export compliance and deviation data.

ColumnDescription
Completed Planned Distance % (Mobile App)The percentage of the planned route that was traveled by the field employee, as tracked by the Route4Me Mobile Apps.
Completed Planned Distance % (Telematics)The percentage of the planned route that was traveled by the field employee, as tracked by your Telematics Provider.
Remaining Planned Distance % (Mobile App)The percentage of the planned route that was not traveled by the field employee, as tracked by the Route4Me Mobile Apps.
Remaining Planned Distance % (Telematics)The percentage of the planned route that was not traveled by the field employee, as tracked by your Telematics Provider.
Deviated From Planned Distance % (Mobile App)The distance traveled by the field employee not on the planned route expressed as a percentage of the planned route distance, as tracked by the Route4Me Mobile Apps.
Deviated From Planned Distance % (Telematics)The distance traveled by the field employee not on the planned route expressed as a percentage of the planned route distance, as tracked by your Telematics Provider.

 

Export Route Compliance And Deviations Data

Additionally, you can export route data, including compliance and deviations statistics. To export a route’s associated data, go to “Routes” and then “Routes” from the Navigation Menu to open your Routes List. Then, right-click the preferred route or click the Three-dot Icon and hover over “Export Route“. After that, select “Export as CSV” to export the route’s data as a spreadsheet. Additionally, learn more about exporting routes.

To export a route's associated data, go to Routes and then Routes from the Navigation Menu to open your Routes List. Then, right-click the preferred route or click the Three-dot Icon and hover over Export Route.

 

Then, on the “Export Route Data” window, select the data items to include in your route export spreadsheet in the left column. After selecting the preferred compliance data items, click export to download your customized CSV route export spreadsheet.

On the Export Route Data window, select the data items you want to include in your route export CSV spreadsheet in the left column.

 

 

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