Fleets Route Planning

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Taking the Most Efficient Route from A to B

Route planning ensures that the most direct / efficient routes are always taken. It is an excellent way to reduce unnecessary fuel consumption and decrease driving time. Route planning is a financial and organizational improvement exercise and connected to climate action. It will undoubtedly result in cost and productivity improvements. [1]

Route planning ensures that vehicles optimize loads and minimize empty trips. Improved logistics are used to better coordinate vehicle needs and driving by taking steps, such as clearly defining territory, sequencing deliveries to avoid redundancy, and expanding delivery windows to allow use of roads with lighter traffic.

Computerized tools, such as GPS, can aid in mapping and planning regular routes, consistent communication, and strategic scheduling. For local governments, studying and mapping the most fuel efficient routes for community driving are an effective way to reduce GHG emissions.

Community Examples

Thompson Nicola Regional District installed remote online turbidity and chlorine monitoring at 11 rural water systems (will eliminate need to physically travel to sight to monitor operations)

 [Use the tab above to learn HOW to reduce emissions with this tool.]

[1] Fraser Basin Council. (2006). E3 Fleet.