Adjusting Directions Optimization

Route4Me provides multiple directions optimization settings that allow you to apply extra layers of time and distance constraints to your routes. You can plan routes that will be optimized for the shortest possible traveling time or the shortest distance while avoiding or allowing particular road types like paid toll roads and highways. Optimizing your routes with advanced directions constraints enables you to get the most efficient and optimal results with your current fleet of vehicles, skills of your drivers, as well as any other assets.

 

To plan routes with the “Directions” optimization constraints, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu.

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Next, select one of the preferred route data import methods (Interactive Map EditorCopy-and-PasteUpload a FileImport Data, or Upload Scan(s)).

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After that, go to the “Directions” tab where you can adjust the “Navigate By,” “Travel Mode,” as well as the “Highways and tolls” settings.

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To plan and optimize the routes that will avoid all types of toll roads, select the “Avoid tolls completely” option from the “Highways and tolls” drop-down list in the “Directions” tab.

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The routes that are optimized with the “Avoid tolls completely” constraint use the most optimal and efficient roads and highways while avoiding all types of public or private paid toll roads (turnpikes or tollways).

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To plan and optimize the routes that will avoid all types of highways, select the “Avoid highways completely” option from the “Highways and tolls” drop-down list in the “Directions” tab.

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The routes that are optimized with the “Avoid highways completely” constraint use the most optimal and efficient roads while avoiding all types of public or private highways (controlled-access highways, arterial roads, state highways, etc.).

Adjusting Directions Optimization

 

To plan and optimize the routes that will avoid all types of highways and toll roads, select the “Avoid highways and tolls completely” option from the “Highways and tolls” drop-down list in the “Directions” tab.

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The routes that are optimized with the “Avoid highways and tolls completely” constraint use the most optimal and efficient roads while avoiding all types of public or private highways and toll roads.

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To plan and optimize the routes that will use all types of roads (including highways and tolls), select the “No Restrictions” option from the “Highways and tolls” drop-down list in the “Directions” tab.

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The routes that are optimized with the “No Restrictions” constraint use the most optimal and efficient roads that can include all types of public or private highways and tolls.

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To plan and optimize routes with the shortest possible traveling time, select the “Time” option from the “Navigate By” drop-down list in the “Directions” tab.

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Particular roads like highways and paid tolls can cover longer distances than regular city roads, but since they have higher speed limits they can allow you to get shorter traveling time. The routes that are optimized with the “Time” navigation constraint use the most optimal and efficient roads (taking into account the “Highways and tolls” settings) to give you the shortest possible time results.

Adjusting Directions Optimization

 

Depending on your fleet of vehicles and the skills of your drivers, you may want to plan routes that cover the shortest possible distance. To plan and optimize routes with the shortest possible traveling distance, select the “Distance” option from the “Navigate By” drop-down list in the “Directions” tab.

Adjusting Directions Optimization

 

The routes that are optimized with the “Distance” navigation constraint use the most optimal and efficient roads (taking into account the “Highways and tolls” settings) to give you the shortest possible traveling distance results. The routes that cover the shortest possible distance may have slightly higher traveling time than if other optimization constraints were applied.

Adjusting Directions Optimization

 

To plan and optimize routes with the shortest possible traveling time taking into account the current traffic, select the “Current Time with Traffic” option from the “Navigate By” drop-down list in the “Directions” tab.

Adjusting Directions Optimization

 

The routes that are optimized with the “Current Time with Traffic” navigation constraint use the most optimal and efficient roads (including highways and tolls if allowed) to give you the shortest possible traveling time while taking into account the current traffic situation in the routes’ area(s).

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