Paragon, a routing and scheduling software company, announced Paragon Route Control – a new program that allows transportation planners to use a calendar to create routes that comply with time and day-related local, state, and national regulations, and road closures resulting from major public events.
The program cuts the time spent on manual planning, minimizes the impact of restrictions on routing and scheduling, and lowers the risk of incurring penalty fines, according to the company.
When a driver deviates from the prescribed route, fleet monitoring systems flag that route as an exception, and the transport office has to manually check if it should be recorded as a breach or not. Using Paragon Route Control, users can specify alternate routes between two locations by vehicle type and identify when the alternate routes should be used. Paragon then applies these rules at the relevant time of day, week, or month depending on vehicle type. Details of detours and events are created using a simple calendar which can be stored and re-used.
Route Control can be used to manage time-sensitive route restrictions such as:
- Road closures or congestion caused by sporting or cultural events, e.g. the Boston Marathon or Super Bowl
- US Local Restrictions, e.g. Limited Truck Zones in New York, Manhattan and Staten Island
- Commercial construction zones where heavy goods vehicle (HGV) access may be restricted at certain times of the day, or days of the week
- Prioritizing the safest route over the quickest route, such as avoiding roads around schools during child drop-off and pick-up times.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet