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Routes

Routes monitoring is the way in Frotcom for companies to verify if their vehicles are executing the planned routes in an adequate manner.

The following is a list of route features that are available in Frotcom:

  • Create routes
    These are routes that your vehicles shall execute; routes can be composed of a single destination (routes with one step) or several destinations (routes with several steps).
  • Associate routes to vehicles
    When you associate a route to a vehicle, Frotcom will be able to control if the vehicle is complying with the plan. Not only it can check if the destinations are being visited, but also if the vehicle is following the right path, if the scheduled times for departure and arrival are being met, and so on.
  • Follow route execution on the map
    You can not only see where the vehicles have been but also where they are going to, as well as the path they are supposed to take to their destinations.
  • Follow route execution in other views
    You have three additional formats where you can follow the execution of the routes. Each will give you a different perspective on the evolution of the vehicles through their routes:
    • Table view
    • Linear view
  • Route templates, group templates, and scheduled routes
    These are typical routes that your fleet's vehicles execute frequently.
  • Generate notifications as route execution progresses
    You can, for instance, inform your customers via email or SMS a few minutes or kilometers before your vehicle reaches them.
  • Generate alarms
    When the vehicle deviates from the planned route, either because it is following a different path or because it is taking too long to arrive.
  • Generate reports
    The route execution report shows you how each route was executed.
  • Generate routes directly from NAV devices
    If your vehicles are equipped with Garmin navigators connected to Frotcom, then you can configure the system to automatically generate routes based on the destinations selected by your drivers. When they press ''Go'' on the navigator, you will see that in Frotcom and you will be able to follow their route execution, even without entering routes yourself.

Before we start describing Frotcom's route related functionalities, there are a few new terms you need to recognize:

  • STD - Scheduled Time of Departure
    This is the time that you planned for a vehicle to start a route or a route step
  • ATD - Actual Time of Departure
    This is the time when the vehicle really started a route or a route step
    • if ATD=STD
      It means the vehicle departed at the exactly planned time.
    • if ATD>STD
      It means the vehicle started the route or route step later than what had been planned.
    • if ATD<STD
      It means the vehicle started the route or route step sooner than what had been planned.
  • STA - Scheduled Time of Arrival
    This is the time that you planned for a vehicle to end a route or a route step
  • ATA - Actual Time of Arrival
    This is the time when the vehicle really ended a route or a route step
    • if ATA=STA
      It means that the vehicle ended the route or the route step at the exactly planned time
    • if ATA>STA
      It means that the vehicle ended the route or route step later than what had been planned
    • if ATA<STA
      It means that the vehicle ended the route or route step sooner than what had been planned
  • ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
    This is the calculated time in which Frotcom estimates the vehicle to arrive

During route execution, i.e. when a route is being executed by a vehicle, Frotcom will often recalculate the estimated time of arrival.

    • if ETA=STA
      It means Frotcom still predicts the original STA to be correct
    • if ETA>STA
      It means that based on the vehicle's current position, Frotcom predicts that the vehicle will arrive later than planned
    • if ETA<STA
      It means that based on the vehicle's current position, Frotcom predicts that the vehicle will arrive sooner than planned

 

If you want to know how to create and assign a route, click here.

If you want to know how to delete a route, click here.

If you want to know more about information that is sent to the driver, notifications that you may send to your clients or just alarms related to routes, click here.

If you want to know more about overlapping routes, click here.

If you want to know how to track the routes, click here.

If you want to define route parameters, click here

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