Viewing and Managing Single Driver Route Optimizations

When you plan and optimize a new route using the Route4Me Web Platform and Android or iOS mobile apps, Route4Me automatically creates a unique optimization that is linked to this route and saves the corresponding optimization with all its parameters into your Account Optimizations List. Your Account Optimizations can be used for re-optimizing planned routes, optimizing multiple routes at a time, restoring deleted routes with the exact same optimization settings, and more. The Single Driver Multi-Point Route optimization is designed specifically for planning and optimizing a single most optimal route for one driver (learn more). When you plan and optimize a new route using the Single Driver Route optimization, the system automatically creates a single unique optimization that is linked to this route.

 

To open your Account Optimizations List, go to “Optimizations” from the navigation menu.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

 

When you plan routes using the Single Driver Route optimization, each planned route creates a single unique optimization in the system. All optimizations are saved in your Account Optimizations List, where they can be viewed, modified, and re-optimized accordingly (learn more).

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

By default, each Single Driver Route optimization inherits the same name as its linked route, once the latter is planned. For example, if you plan a route named “Chicago Route 010,” then the system will create the corresponding optimization for this route with the exact same name.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

To quick edit a particular Single Driver Route optimization, first, click on the gear icon next to it and then select “Edit” from the menu.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

When editing an optimization in your Account Optimizations List, you can view and edit the following settings:

  1. In the “Addresses” tab, you can view and edit the details of each stop/address in the given optimization. In the “Settings” tab, you can change the settings of the optimization, as well as re-optimize it to apply all changes to the linked route(s);
  2. You can view the selected optimization on the interactive map, where you can right-click on stops to modify them. On the interactive map, you can also use the Summary Table to view all available  aggregated metrics for the given optimization;
  3. You can view the opened optimization using the timeline.

Viewing and Editing Single Driver Route Optimizations

 

For more convenience, you can open your optimizations in separate tabs so that you can work in more detail with each optimization. To open a particular Single Driver Route optimization in a new tab, first, click on the gear icon next to this optimization (or right-click on the optimization) and then select the “Open in New Tab” option from its menu.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

When editing an optimization in a new tab, you can view and edit the following settings:

  1. In the “Addresses” tab, you can view and edit the details of each stop/address in the opened optimization. In the “Settings” tab, you can change the settings of the optimization, as well as re-optimize it to apply all changes to the linked route(s);
  2. You can view the selected optimization on the interactive map, where you can right-click on stops to modify them. On the interactive map, you can also use the Summary Table to view all available  aggregated metrics for the given optimization;
  3. You can view the opened optimization using the timeline.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Addresses” tab, you can view and edit the details of each stop/address in the opened optimization. To do so, first, click on the stop/address that you want to modify to open its menu. Alternatively, right-click on the stop/address that you want to edit on the interactive map and then select “Modify Stop” from its menu.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Address” section of the selected optimization stop, you can view and edit the stop’s address, alias, as well as its latitude and longitude coordinates. The “Address” section also displays the stop’s type that can be adjusted (Delivery, Pickup, Break, Meetup, Visit, Service, Drive-By).

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Order” section of the selected optimization stop, you can view and edit the stop’s order details (i.e., PiecesWeight, CubeRevenuePriority, etc.).

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Customer” section of the selected optimization stop, you can view and edit the available contact information of the prospect that is associated with this stop.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

NOTE: When planning routes with the Single Driver Route optimization, time windows are not available. To learn more about using time windows when planning routes with the Multiple Drivers Route optimization, visit this page.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Custom Data” section of the selected optimization stop, you can view and edit the available custom data that is already attached to the stop, as well as add new custom data fields and values (learn more).

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Settings” tab of the opened optimization, you can adjust the optimization settings and then apply all changes to the associated route. In the “Name” section of the “Settings” tab, you can edit the name of the optimization. Changing the name of a particular optimization does not affect the name of its linked route and vice versa.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Schedule” section of the “Settings” tab, you can reschedule the optimization for another date and time, as well as edit/define the service time for all stops in this optimization.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Optimization Type” section of the “Settings” tab, you can change the type of the opened optimization: Single Driver RouteMultiple Drivers RouteBalanced Team Route, or Disable Optimization.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Route Type” section of the “Settings” tab, you can choose where to end the optimization:

  • – End Anywhere: The system automatically chooses the most efficient and optimal stop for ending the optimization;
  • – Roundtrip: The optimization  ends at the same stop/address where it starts;
  • – Lock Last Stop: The optimization ends at the current last stop.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Avoidance Zones” section of the “Settings” tab, you can select one of the available Avoidance Zones that will be taken into account when the given optimization is re-optimized. To learn more about creating and using Avoidance Zones, visit this page.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Directions” section of the “Settings” tab, you can adjust the navigation type and travel mode for the optimization, as well as define which roads you want the optimization to avoid (learn more).

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

In the “Turn Restrictions” section of the “Settings” tab, you can enable or disable left-turns, right-turns, and u-turns for the given optimization (learn more).

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

To apply all adjusted settings to the optimization, click on the “Re-Optimize Now” button in the “Settings” tab. NOTE: Once the optimization is updated and re-optimized, all optimization changes are automatically applied to its linked route.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

To insert one or multiple addresses into the optimization, first, click on the “Add New Address” button in the “Addresses” tab.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

After that, use the Interactive Map Editor for adding one or multiple addresses to the optimization (learn more).

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

After that, click on the “Re-Optimize” button to include the added address into the optimization.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

Once the optimization is re-optimized, the added address is automatically placed at the most efficient sequence position in the given optimization.

Viewing and Editing Single Driver Route Optimizations

 

To change the address of the depot from which the optimization starts, first, click on the corresponding drop-down list next to the “Re-Optimize” button and then select “Change Depot” respectively.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

Next, input the address of the new depot into the corresponding field and then click “OK” to apply the changes.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

After that, click on the “Re-Optimize” button to re-optimize the optimization and reset the depot address for the given optimization.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

Once the optimization is re-optimized, the optimization’s “Start” stop is reset to the new depot address.

Viewing and Editing Single Route Optimizations

 

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