Synovia Solutions Blog

Route Efficiency: 5 reasons your route management is outdated

Posted by Bill Westerman on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 @ 10:01 AM

shutterstock 110169998When it comes to managing fleets, it’s all about route efficiency. If you struggle with any of the below issues, your workforce is not as efficient as it could be, which is costing you money.

You don’t have real-time information
Without accurate and real-time data, it’s extremely difficult to identify where improvements can be made, leaving your fleet operations without the tools they need to get the most from available resources. The more you know, the more you can save.

You don’t have efficient mapping
It may not sound like rocket science, but the simple business of driving from point A to B could waste you time and money if you haven’t mapped out the most optimized route. If you run a shorter route, you’ll save on gas - and you might even be able to lessen the number of vehicles on the road, which would also save on wages.

You don’t have GPS hardware
If you are relying on handset-based technology, you may have significant problems with accuracy and battery life. Furthermore, drivers are able to disable the system. GPS technology transmits information in real time and with greater accuracy. Not only is it more techno-up-to-date, it’s safer since you have real-time location status of every vehicle.

You don’t have access to stops
Mom likes to know where Little Jimmy is at all times. With GPS technology (like Silverlining, for example), Mom can know that Jimmy got on bus #74 at 2:48 p.m. And she can have access to all of the bus stops if it happens to be running late for whatever reason. Parents love to be informed, which helps them rest a little easier.

You don’t have automatic timesheets
With several automated data collection options, you can instantly review timesheet exceptions, compare planned versus actual schedules, pay fair and accurate wages, and save some serious money in the process. If you’re still filling out paper timesheets, it’s time to upgrade.

If your route isn’t as efficient as it could be, we’re here to help. At Synovia Solutions, we give you the tools that you need to make positive changes, based on accurate, up-to-date information. We know that safety and savings are important to you, so they’re important to us too. In the end, that’s why we offer you superior service - and help with route efficiency.


How to Increase School Bus Safety

Tags: route efficiency, GPS