New webinar this week — Up your game with dynamic routing

RouteOptimizationMarketoIf you don’t have a good routing solution today, it can be difficult to even know the right questions to ask. Routing solutions can help save money, but there’s more to it than that. It’s important to understand how to use routing software to achieve business goals while factoring in constraints such as meeting your customers’ time windows.

If you’re thinking about getting started with a routing solution, you won’t want to miss this new webinar. Roadnet Sr. Product Manager Phil Friedman will break down routing theory and go over practical approaches to route optimization.

What: Route Optimization 101: Up your Game with Dynamic Routing
When: Wednesday, June 24 | 1pm ET
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Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to balance business goals – such as cost savings and improved customer service with necessary business constraints
  • Gain a solid understanding of routing theory so you can better use routing to achieve goals
  • Learn practical approaches to route optimization

We hope to see you there! If you can’t make it to the live event, we’ll send you a recording of what you missed.

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Roadnet Transportation Suite v3.7.1 is Here

The latest version of Roadnet Transportation Suite (RTS) is engineered to deliver greater accuracy and allow your company to route and dispatch vehicles more efficiently than ever.

One of the key new features of RTS v3.7.1 is the ability to now include goal distance when exporting routes for comparison of router performance in other 3rd party systems. You can now compare the goal distance to the planned, and see how well the router was able to sequence a route to be as short as possible. All this while still meeting other company transportation goals, such as time windows.

Another new feature is the ability to integrate data seamlessly between the Roadnet Transportation Suite and Roadnet Anywhere. For example, you can create routes in the Roadnet Transportation Suite but then monitor their progress in Roadnet Anywhere. This opens up the possibility to do such things as incorporate your historical routing data and transfer it to RNA where it can be displayed using Roadnet Insight.

Other exciting features include:

  • Easily see which drivers and equipment are available to be assigned to a route. The status and available equipment columns are available in Speed Assign, Route Properties, Territory Planner properties and MobileCast Assignments
  • Now allows standard and preferred routes to begin the day before the assigned delivery date. This is ideal for any delivery that requires a longer route to reach its destination than the rest of the fleet.
  • Sometimes when a single login is used by multiple users, one user could change it and lock everyone out of the system, but that is a problem of the past thanks to the ability to block a user from accessing the change password feature.

Territory Planner, Roadnet and MobileCast all received numerous other enhancements in order to make the mobile apps more efficient and license management easier.

For more detailed information on RTS v3.7.1, or to review all of the new features, contact us at info@roadnet.com.

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Understanding the ELD Mandate: ELD facts website, webinar series, and more

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is rapidly approaching. Once enacted, fleets will have two years to implement certified ELDs to record hours of service. Will your fleet be prepared?

With a targeted publication date of September 2015, now is the time to get familiar with the proposed rule. Roadnet, Omnitracs and XRS have the right resources available for you today!

We’re excited to share the freshly launched website on all things ELDs – eldfacts.com. Stop by often to get the latest information on the ELD mandate, from the latest FMCSA announcements to presentations from industry leaders, and much more.

And stay tuned for more live webinars covering the ELD mandate, presented by compliance expert Tom Cuthbertson. In the meantime, you can catch up on recent ELD mandate webinars here:

Electronic Logging Devices: Key Things to Know
Electronic Logging Devices: What Happens Now?

Remember: don’t wait for the mandate. Join the ELD conversation today at eldfacts.com.

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New webinar this week- What Fleet Managers Need to Know when Considering Business Intelligence Tools

Analytics is hot in the transportation industry. These days, Transportation Managers are called upon more than ever before to understand analytics and be part of the buying and implementation process.

Join us this week for a brand new webinar as we give you key things to know when looking at analytics tools. We’ll discuss implementation and

What: What Transportation Managers Need to Know about Analytics
When: Thursday, May 21st | 1pm ET
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Key takeaways:

  • Review what to look for when choosing analytics tools – such as implementation and startup time, and maintenance costs
  • Understand your own role in the purchase of analytics tools
  • Learn how your involvement in analytics implementation guarantees success

Register even if you can’t make it and we’ll send you the recording!

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Better Customer Service with MobileView

Customers are king! Most likely, your organization subscribes to this notion because customer service helps to drive the loyalty of new and current customers – which in turn drives business. These days, personal consumer experiences are greatly impacting expectations within the business world; consumers want real-time information on products and services purchased. And this trend isn’t stopping.

So how do you balance customer expectations and service while remaining fiscally responsible? When dealing with transportation logistics, savings can come from many places. Time is money – so managing your time and your mobile employees (including mileage, windshield time, and customer face-time) impacts both the bottom line and customer service. Having quick access to real-time business information provides key indicators to focus on both customer expectations and savings. The solution exists today: Roadnet MobileView.

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It is probably no surprise that for executives and management, one of the most important aspects of a business application is the ability to garner meaningful information that can positively impact a business’ efficiency and bottom line. One of our goals is to determine better ways for Roadnet customers to gather information quickly and easily. Roadnet MobileView was introduced last year to provide on-the-go technology with real-time information. Managers of all levels no longer have to be tied to their desk to answer the age old question “Where’s my truck?” Additionally, managers have real-time statistics of how the day is playing out, who’s behind schedule, and who’s ahead – along with views into completed deliveries, pending deliveries, and more! Roadnet MobileView allows managers to seamlessly collect key information, anywhere, anytime using a mobile phone, tablet, PC or laptop.

RNR_Apr15_MobileViewsidebysideDaily logistics isn’t static; it happens in real time. Isn’t it time to be proactive and not reactive? Wouldn’t it be nice to know how your day is unfolding before someone calls you? With Roadnet MobileView, you’ll have visibility into the day’s routes, stops, mobile resource performance, and expectations at your fingertips.

So, how does Roadnet MobileView work? MobileView is part of the Roadnet Transportation Suite (RTS). Real-time information for mobile devices feeds Roadnet MobileView, which provides insight for fleet managers to become more nimble—adjusting operating procedures to decrease mileage and windshield time, reduce fuel costs, increase safety, and manage driver behaviors while improving customer service.

What specific information does MobileView offer, i.e. which screens can you see on the go?

  • Map view is a quick view of all your trucks on one screen. Easily see the status of the vehicle, as well as drill down for route details, including the planned route versus actual GPS route
  • Performance view lets you see a quick review of how your routes look for a specific time period, including comparison information to previous days, as well as benchmarks you can configure
  • Quick Stats view lets you see a quick review of how your routes look for that day – excellent for Transportation Ops Managers  who want to immediately know how the day is shaping up
  • Routes view is a timeline view showing where drivers are in reference to their day, if there are exceptions, if a route has run long, plus more! Drill down for route details
  • Exceptions displays exceptions that have been triggered throughout the day, including options to filter exception and acknowledge exceptions, so you can quickly address issues
  • Cancelled Stops displays stops that have been cancelled; managers can quickly know what customers many need to be contacted to address the canceled stop
  • Historical Routes view by employee – detailing travel information, including mileage and travel time, plus more within a specified date range
  • Historical Service is for customer service purposes, by location view service time (face-time) and number visits during a specified date range

Whether in the office or on-the-go, Roadnet MobileView helps to answer key questions you run into daily: “Are drivers following the plan, or driving extra miles? How did the route compare to what was planned? How many unplanned stops were made?” Answering these questions are all essential components in the transportation industry to help drive savings through efficiencies. Let Roadnet MobileView help you to execute on the idea of plan the work, and work the plan. Otherwise, you might be missing a golden opportunity for improvement.  Stay tuned – there’s much more to come!

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