Currently fleet operators use a sophisticated transport planning and management system to produce an optimized schedule for deliveries. However, when these schedules are provided to a driver they generally consist of just an ordered list of stops, and the actual route the driver should take between each stop is never made available. This leaves a driver to decide which route to take between each stop using a variety of different methods, including local knowledge, printed maps or a satnav system. The problem is that none of these methods exactly match the optimised scheduled route calculated by the transport planning software, thus creating a significant disparity between planned vs. actual.
While investigating the planned vs. actual issue, Navevo reports that fleet operators are seeing an average difference of eight miles per driver per day, equating to wasted fuel costs of over Â£1100 per year per vehicle.
Navevo's Line of Route technology helps solve this problem by allowing drivers to follow a route produced by their transport planning software, ensuring the actual driven route is an exact duplicate of the one created by the job planner. Even if the driver comes off the planned route at any time, the navigation software is able to recalculate a route that gets the driver back to the original planned route, ensuring that it is closely followed throughout the entire journey.
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