Route planning systems

Route planning software helps you eliminate unnecessary kilometres so you can get more done with less resources. Services often include GPS tracking and features to prevent unplanned stops and plan fuel-efficient routes.

The benefits

Computerised vehicle routing and scheduling can help you to:

  • make better use of your vehicles
  • reduce journey times
  • minimise mileage
  • save fuel
  • reduce operating costs
  • improve the reliability of delivery schedules
  • improve customer satisfaction
  • be more profitable.

Types of route planning systems

  • Journey planners

    Calculate the most efficient route by tapping into real-time digital maps. The software helps to optimise time spent on the road and get drivers there in the sharpest time.

  • Vehicle routing and scheduling packages

    Calculate the most efficient way to make a large number of deliveries, taking into account factors such as road speed, load size, customer opening hours and driving hours.

Before you buy, check out how much support comes with the system, such as staff training and a 24-hour helpline – and whether it will help you monitor your fuel efficiency.

Telematics

Telematics systems record vehicle data such as average speeds, fuel use, acceleration levels, idle times, braking and cornering habits — all of which contribute to efficiency, profitability and driver safety. Data can be transmitted securely to a web-based portal or stored on board.

The benefits

Telematics make it easier to monitor and manage vehicles so you can take climate-friendly actions.

  • Get the intel to right-side your fleet — find out how well your fleet is being used and whether you need all those vehicles or just a better booking system.
  • Never miss a service — keep vehicles running efficiently by setting alerts to get vehicles serviced based on kilometres travelled.
  • Discourage speeding — set alerts to warn drivers immediately when they use excessive fuel by breaching a speed limit.
  • Manage jobs efficiently — use real-time information to send the closest driver to the job.
  • Cut excessive idling — identify which vehicles are wasting fuel as they idle, and educate drivers about when to switch off.

Extra support