Geotab Inc.
Geotab new route optimization

Geotab enhances fleet efficiency with routing and dispatching solution

Feb. 20, 2024
Fleets can utilize route optimization, which mathematically weighs business priorities when routing, considering continuity of care, timelines, and distance traveled.

LAS VEGAS—For a driver with 10 stops scheduled a day, there could be upward of 3 million routes to choose from. Geotab Inc. recently launched its routing and optimization solution at Geotab Connect to help drivers and fleets find the best way.

Using Geotab's routing and optimization solution, fleet managers can identify the most efficient route based on data insights, including customer needs, like requested arrival windows, traffic data, and available fleet resources.

"Geotab's routing and optimization tool is redefining how fleet managers tackle their day-to-day operations to drive efficiency and ultimately increase customer satisfaction," Sabina Martin, VP of product management at Geotab, said. "Utilizing Geotab's data intelligence, our latest technology ensures that the right resources are dispatched to the right locations at optimal times. With greater efficiency from the solution, we believe businesses could save millions of dollars annually."

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The routing and optimization solution addresses cost and efficiency challenges. By driving optimized routes, businesses can increase the number of jobs completed daily, enhance operational transparency, increase on-time arrivals up to 98%, and reduce mileage by approximately 15 to 30%, helping reduce fuel costs. For fleets with electric vehicles, driving more efficient routes can help preserve range, simplifying the use and management of an electric fleet.

The routing and optimization solution is designed to be scalable, enabling customers to leverage the tool for many use cases. The solution has various modules to meet the needs of different fleet segments. Fleets can utilize route optimization, which mathematically weighs business priorities when routing, considering continuity of care, timelines, and distance traveled. For longer trips, the long-range planning application aids in minimizing driving time, and the territory planning application enables users to visualize their service areas and manage resource allocation to prevent route overlap. Additionally, the appointment application enhances scheduling capabilities, offering more accurate appointment arrival windows. To further streamline operations, the solution includes dispatch and real-time notifications, improving visibility and communication, and optimizing task reassignments quickly. A status interface is incorporated to facilitate direct communication between customers and frontline agents, ensuring that service expectations are precisely met.

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