Route Optimization

Everything you need to know about route planning and route optimization with tips and tricks to increase the efficiency of your fleet.

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Mapquest Route Planner For Deliveries

Mapquest Route Planner can help small home delivery businesses optimize their delivery schedules. Here's how you can make the most of this tool.
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3 Ways To Plan A Delivery Route With Excel

A practical guide to planning delivery routes using Excel or Google Sheets. Use spreadsheets alone, or combine with Google Maps or route planning software.
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Solving The Traveling Salesman Problem For Deliveries

The Traveling Salesman Problem is the challenge of finding the shortest, most efficient route around a list of specific destinations.
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Why Your Delivery Business Needs Route Optimization

Letting an algorithm do the heavy lifting doesn’t just give you better performance—it gives you peace of mind that your drivers are on the right path.
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Make Your Route Optimization Strategy 10X More Efficient

Increased efficiency is the outcome that will drive your business forward. Discover how to make your route optimization strategy more efficient!
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How Do Couriers Like FedEx Plan Their Routes?

FedEx delivers 3.4 million packages in the U.S. every single day . Let's see what we can learn when it comes to managing home delivery logistics.
Map of a Pokemon Go collection route around San Francisco.

The Fastest Way To Catch Pokémon: With Route Optimization

We’ve come up with the fastest, most efficient way to start your Pokémon collection.
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Taxi Dispatch Algorithms: Why Route Optimization Reigns

Recently, I encountered an irresistible coding challenge put out by Local Motion: it’s a realistic simulation of the taxi dispatch problem. Find out more!