Tracking Dynamic Capacity of your Fleet

Route4Me uses advanced algorithms for processing and computing a vast number of variables to provide precise and actual metrics about your routes. When planning or driving your routes, Route4Me allows you to track the dynamic capacity of your fleet. This feature enables you to always be aware of the current carrying capacity of your vehicles in terms of cubic volume, weight, and the number of pieces. Whenever your drivers have to visit multiple stops of the different type to deliver or/and pick up packages, you can make sure that your vehicles always cube out their capacity and there is always enough space on board of your fleet.

 

To define the values for such variables as “Cube,” “Weight,” as well as “Pieces” and check the dynamic capacity of a route, first, go to your Routes List from the navigation menu.

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In the Routes List, select one of the planned routes that you want to track.

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To define the variables for one or multiple stops, in the Route Editor, click on the stop to open its menu.

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Depending on the Address Stop Type, Route4Me provides different figures that represent the dynamic capacity in terms of the remaining space on a vehicle after picking up or dropping off packages. When visiting a stop that has “Delivery” Address Stop Type, Route4Me subtracts the predefined values of the “Cube,” “Pieces” and “Weight” variables and calculates the remaining capacity of a vehicle which provides gradual and predictable cubing out of your fleet.

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To define values for “Cube,” “Pieces” and “Weight” variables of a stop, type them into the corresponding fields in the “Order” section of the stop’s menu.

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If you want to apply the same “Cube,” “Pieces,” and “Weight” values to all stops on the route, click the gear icon next to the corresponding variables and select “Apply to All.”

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The Summary Table displays the totals of the defined values.

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Route4Me provides two ways to track the dynamic capacity of your fleet:

  1. Using the Route Manifest;
  2. Exporting route data with the corresponding columns.

To monitor the dynamic capacity of your fleet through the Route Manifest, in the Route Editor, click “File” and select “View Manifest.”

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You can customize the route manifest to display various information about the route. To display the dynamic capacity, check the “Remaining Weight,” “Reaming Pieces” and “Remaining Cube” boxes in the “Operations” tab.

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Locate the “Remaining Weight,” “Reaming Pieces” and “Remaining Cube” columns in the main body of the route manifest.

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When visiting stops with the “Delivery” Address Stop Type, at the start of the route, the “Remaining Weight,” “Reaming Pieces” and “Remaining Cube” show the total loaded amount of “Cube,” “Pieces” and “Weight.” When the route is set in progress, Route4Me subtracts the predefined values of “Cube,” “Pieces” and “Weight” after each stop and displays the remaining amount in the “Remaining Cube,” “Reaming Pieces,” and Remaining Weight“ columns respectively.

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Alternatively, you can track the dynamic capacity of a vehicle by exporting a file with the route data and monitoring the corresponding columns mentioned above.

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Route4Me tracks dynamic capacity based on the Address Stop Types. “Pickup” Address Stop Type implies that the predefined “Cube,” “Pieces” and “Weight” values should be picked up from a stop upon visit. Such stop types as “Break,” “Meetup,” “Service,” “Visit,” “Drive By” do not affect the dynamic capacity of a vehicle.

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Provided that the stops on a route are set to the “Pickup” Address Stop Type, Route4Me displays “Remaining Weight,” “Reaming Pieces” and “Remaining Cube” as negative values in the route manifest or an exported file. Negative values represent the reserved space on a vehicle.

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When visiting stops with the “Pickup” Address Stop Type, at the start of the route, Route4Me calculates the total capacity of a vehicle (maximum capacity) and displays it as a set of negative values. The negative values represent the reserved space on a vehicle. As the route progresses the vehicle picks up packages from each stop and Route4Me adds predefined “Cube,” “Pieces” and “Weight” values to the vehicle’s load capacity. In the example provided below, ”-2700“ is the reserved weight for the vehicle that is empty at the start of the route and “0” is the filled maximum weight capacity of the vehicle after visiting the last stop.

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NOTE: If a route contains multiple stops of different Address Stop Types, Route4Me either subtract, adds or doesn’t change the values of dynamic capacity respectively. Thus as a route progresses, Route4Me will add predefined values to the remaining capacity of a vehicle after each “Pickup” stop and subtract predefined values from the vehicle’s capacity after each “Delivery” stop. Such stop types as “Break,” “Meetup,” “Service,” “Visit,” “Drive By” do not affect the dynamic capacity of a vehicle.

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