Route Optimization, Key to Route Safety

Route Optimization | 12 min Read
Route Safety

In many industries, route optimization and safety is a robust concern in terms of management. Well-managed route safety can provide numerous benefits to your business, customers/users & every stakeholder who has a potential interaction with the process. Especially in the waste management industry these is a topic of high importance.

In order to keep the business in line with high performance and provide quality service to clients, Smart Technological Solutions must be implemented. To ensure route safety & efficiency there are several things you should be aware first which can be listed under the concept of route optimization.

With the order of:

  • Route Planning
  • Route & Fleet Tracking
  • Fleet Management

Route Planning

Route planning can be defined as the basic understanding of pre-defined routes for fleets, a single vehicle or device. All of the stops and activities between the departure & arrival stations are supposed to be either fixed or mapped out in route planning implemented businesses. Also route planning can provide several benefits by reducing the fuel costs, ensuring the sustainability of employee performance, & route safety. Evaluating the effects of the internal & external environment of a route using algorithms helps the business to sustain these benefits. In order to make a route planning efficient & controllable, there are a bunch of solutions that are available with route & fleeting tracking solutions.

Route & Fleet Tracking

Route & Fleet Tracking is a sub- system that works with route planning. Route tracking methods can be listed in two main items,

  • Cellular Tracking
  • GPS & Satellite Based Trackers
Cellular Tracking

Cellular Tracking makes route tracking via using cellular signals received from the device that the tracking system is applied. It also can be considered as a cheaper method of tracking compared to GPS and other services. What keeps it away from being a perfect solution is, since the system uses cellular data, the signals are not consistent everywhere and may cause loss of data and connection. The signal may get weak or cut completely and now it becomes impossible to track. Due to this particular reason it may not be a great use to implement this type of tracking on rural area based businesses.

GPS & Satellite Based Tracking

GPS is  considered one of the best ways to get accurate and consistent location information in route tracking. It offers the chance to  receive pinpoint location with very little deviation. It’s been in use in many technological devices to ensure user & devices safety. It is also in use in route tracking, it receives the GPS location from the vehicle, sends it to satellites then reflects it back to the data management center or device.It’s considerably a cost effective method since it provides live & actual pinpoint location data.

Fleet Management

Fleet management is the way to ensure compliance and efficiency in route optimization and route safety. Actions & status of all vehicles are managed under fleet management using hardwares & softwares. Evaluating real time tracking data of employees, routes & vehicles is a great benefit for the business since it’s time and resource saving. It reduces the managerial time spent, cost of operations & improves employee productivity. It’s also a great concept to track further maintenance issues of the vehicles. 

Route optimization and safety is a robust concern in many industries. When it's well-managed, route safety can provide numerous benefits to your business.

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How all these concepts are beneficial to route safety ?

Tracking real time data, condition, status of a route and vehicle, gives the business the chance to observe driver behavior which leads to ensuring compliance. Faults and risks behaviors can be tracked & reported for further improvement of these problems. Also with live tracking of route status, it’s possible to reduce the risk of accidents by picking up safer routes.

Incase of an accident, live tracking  can collect the  Road Safety data and re-map the route to a safer and faster one to keep sustaining the work. By tracking the route & vehicle it also provides asset safety options as well. By tracking the fleet maintenance, route optimization also ensures furthers vehicle breakdowns which might  cause extreme accidents, risking the safety of the asset, driver and the external environment.

Evreka provides various hardware and software solutions for route optimization & safety in the smart waste management industry. Book a demo now to improve the efficiency of your business & offer greener solutions for your clients!

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