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Side of Street Routing: Evaluating Solutions for Public Works Route Optimization

May 4, 2020
Optimization

4 Reasons to Use Side of Street Routing

When shopping around for a routing platform, make sure side of street specific routing is at the top of your must-have list. Side of street routing finds routes that approach destinations on the same side of the street as the direction of travel, ensuring the most accurate, safe and efficient route for waste management vehicles.

Here are four reasons why your routing platform must incorporate side of street routing.

1

Waste collection vehicles have unique requirements

These large vehicles must minimize crossing heavily trafficked streets in order to minimize safety risks to the driver, helpers or the public.
2

The goal is to only drive on the right side of the road

Side of street routing supports this while also avoiding U-turns, the need to cross traffic and other potentially unsafe, time-consuming maneuvers.
3

Automated arms only operate on one side of the truck

When picking up trash cans, those arms need to be able to do their jobs on the right side of the vehicle. Accurate side of street routing supports this activity.
4

Keep driver frustration to a minimum and the job gets done faster, safer, and more efficiently

By planning out the most efficient route in advance, drivers can have confidence knowing that the day will go smoothly with the least amount of frustration. This, in turn, translates into a safer experience for everyone.

To learn more about RouteSmart’s side of street routing capabilities, please contact me at jcearfoss@routesmart.com.

Catch up on this series:

Part 1 | March 24, 2020

UNIFIED ROUTING PLATFORMS

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Part 2 | April 2, 2020

AUTOMATED ROUTE BALANCING

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Part 3 | April 9, 2020

AUTOMATED SEQUENCING

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Part 4 | April 21, 2020

SIDE OF STREET GEOCODING

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Part 6 | May 20, 2020

INTELLIGENT AND SAFE TURNS

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Part 7 | Coming Soon

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Jessica Cearfoss, Business Development Manager

Jessica specializes in the public works sector, nurturing sales leads to become long-standing customers. As main point of contact for public works customers, Jessica helps prospects understand route optimization and how our software can harness their data to achieve their performance goals. She also conducts demonstrations for our suite of software products targeted to the public works sector, including RouteSmart for ArcGIS, RouteSmart Navigator and RouteSourcing.