Side of Street Routing: Evaluating Solutions for Public Works Route Optimization
by Jessica Cearfoss
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.
Waste collection vehicles have unique requirementsThese large vehicles must minimize crossing heavily trafficked streets in order to minimize safety risks to the driver, helpers or the public.
The goal is to only drive on the right side of the roadSide of street routing supports this while also avoiding U-turns, the need to cross traffic and other potentially unsafe, time-consuming maneuvers.
Automated arms only operate on one side of the truckWhen 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.
Keep driver frustration to a minimum and the job gets done faster, safer, and more efficientlyBy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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