Plans rarely go, well, as planned. And that goes for route planning, too. Help figure out those...

Plans rarely go, well, as planned. And that goes for route planning, too. Help figure out those "what-if" situations with One Route Modeling. 

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Solera Holdings introduced Omnitracs One Route Modeling at its Solera Outlook 2022 user conference. Omnitracs One Route Modeling enables large enterprise customers to work through what-if routing scenarios without affecting the operational production routes already in place. As a result, drivers and local dispatching can engage in route creation plans in a more time and cost-efficient manner.

Available to Omnitracs One solution customers, Route Modeling allows drivers and fleet managers to model changes to stop sequences, route start times, pre- and post-trip time, breaks and layovers in order to measure a suggested route's impact on cost and service windows. Unlike common practices using static routes, this real-time feedback affords further efficiency and reoptimizes the route planning process. With Route Modeling, fleets benefit by testing various operational strategies and identifying the one that suits them best without physically driving each prospective route.

"Dynamic Route Modeling emphasizes Solera's commitment to identifying and understanding problems faced by our last-mile enterprise fleet clients," said Todd Bransford, VP of product management at Solera. "Our Route Modeling solution provides a crowdsourcing environment where drivers can contribute their expertise and knowledge to the planning process like never before. The solution is unmatched with real-time feedback that makes our system smarter and enables our customers to generate and analyze more accurate, efficient, and less expensive routes."

Benefits of Omnitracs One Route Modeling include:

  • Real-time feedback: Simulate the positive or negative impact of route changes with an enhanced route scorecard, providing instant feedback supported by real-life data.
  • Streamline communication: Eliminate the use of hardcopy scanning, phone calls, instant messaging and email communication between routers and local facilities, saving thousands of hours per year in labor.
  • Enhanced collaboration at any time: Work through simulated routes either before or after a route is performed.
  • Accessibility via browser: Avoid the need for time-consuming desktop client software installs with a light, web-based application that fleets already use daily.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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