1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Feb 20, 2013

The Advantages of Route Optimization Software for Sweeping Service Contractors


Since labor and fuel are significant operating expenses for most sweeping service companies, it makes sense to take a closer look at how we route our drivers.  Before we get started, ask yourself some of these key questions:

  • Do you rely on one person to plan your routes and what happens if they are on vacation/sick?
  • What logic/process goes into determining each truck’s stops on a given night?
  • Are your drivers using the most efficient route?
  • How much additional planning time is required when a Property Manager calls to add 3-5 extra stops for the night?
  • How long does it take to re-work your routes if you are awarded 2 or more 7 night/week sweeps and they start tomorrow night?

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