Of course, you want to make a planning as tight as possible and reduce travel time, but that goal is often not feasible in practice. Sound familiar? In that case, it’s possible that you haven’t been hard enough on your data. Because even though you’re allowed to drive 80 at some point, that doesn’t mean you can do so all the time - especially if you have to make some deliveries along the way. So, take a critical look at your data and ask yourself: are those travel times realistic? Does the software take traffic slowdowns during rush hour into account? A lot of software calculates travel times based on optimal traffic flow, but that’s rarely the case in practice.
8 tips to improve your delivery routes
The more efficient you can deliver your products, the more successful you’ll be as a carrier. Optimizing delivery routes - and going from A to B as efficiently as possible - is the key success factor in this sector. Nikkie den Dekker, route optimization specialist at Geodan, has 8 tips for you.