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Routing the Nearest Vehicle Function – Fleet Tracking and Management System

Here’s another video tutorial from Driver Watch Systems, this one is on routing the nearest and most economical vehicle from any location to any user specified location. This is beneficial when you have multiple vehicles on the road that are all capable of performing the same job, but you may not be certain which vehicle you should re-route to the new location. Why send a vehicle when it’s 20 miles away if you can send one that is 5 miles?

When a call comes in to the office for a service request this may make us want to take a vehicle off its scheduled route and send it to a new location.  But which vehicle will arrive soonest? Which vehicle is the closest?  This is easy to determine without having to call drivers, we simply log into the Driver Watch Systems fleet tracking and management platform, and from here we enter into the dashboard.  From the dashboard we simply click on the routing tab on the top of the screen.  On the left side of the screen you can enter the address, or search from landmarks already in the system, or simply click any point on the map and then the latitude and longitude will populate.  Now we select how many vehicles we’d like to choose from and then click “Show Closest”.  From this point you can get turn by turn directions from all of your vehicles in an order with the nearest vehicle on the top.  We can now simply send these turn by turn directions from the system directly to the vehicles in cab mobile data terminal (if purchased, installed and integrated) or any email address.

You can see how simple this is and it’s a great way to make sure you are sending the best possible vehicle to a new location, so that you aren’t wasting time and money.  Steps like this will enhance your company’s safety and efficiency,  while also increasing profits. When you are ready to learn how you can make your fleet more efficient and save a lot of money please give us a call or send us a quick email.  We will be more than happy to help design a fleet tracking and management system specifically for your company.

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