Distribution of goods and parcels by trucks and vans requires the use of optimized route planning and monitoring. Only through efficient use of these tools is it possible to have a competitive distribution business.
Distribution of goods is executed by optimizing the routes for each vehicle in order to minimize the number of vehicles needed and the total mileage without missing the pickup and delivery time windows agreed with your customers. Balancing driver workloads is also part of the equation.
For a distribution business, it is quite common for vehicles to transport goods or parcels from different clients simultaneously in order to optimize costs and time. Managing such a fleet requires being able to react quickly and efficiently when the plan cannot be met, for instance when traffic or road conditions have changed. It also requires permanent and effective communication with drivers to communicate any change in the plan and keep track of the execution of each job.