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What is C2RouteApp™?

C2RouteApp™ is a web-based route optimization solution that was developed to provide organizations of any size with the ability to take advantage of technology that was previously only available to large organizations to route vehicles and/or workers in the most efficient, economical way.  The solution was built to be easy to use and cost effective.  Most customers achieve a 10 to 25% savings over manual or other routing methods.

Which solid waste management operations would benefit from C2RouteApp™?

C2RouteApp™ is ideal for point-to-point solid waste management collection operations such as:

  • Bulky Items and White Goods Collections
  • Call-in Collections
  • Cart Deliveries and Maintenance
  • Misses and Special Pick-ups
  • Inspectors
  • Business and School Collections
  • Front Loaders and Knuckle Booms
  • Any dispatching of crews to the field

It can also be used by any other type of fleet in industries such as:

  • Field Service
  • Pick-up & Delivery
  • Transportation
  • Utilities and Telecom
  • Home Repair
  • Business Services
  • Landscaping
  • Pool Service
  • Any business with workers in the field

How much cost savings can I expect from optimizing my routes using C2RouteApp™?

Total operating costs can often be expected to be reduced from 10 to 25% on average. In some cases, even greater savings can be achieved.  These savings stem from reductions in labor and benefits cost, fuel costs, mileage and maintenance costs, vehicle costs, and time spent creating routes.  Because of these hard cost savings, there are many soft cost savings including extending the useful life of your fleet.

How is C2RouteApp™ different from other routing software?

C2RouteApp™ optimizes routes for multiple vehicles over multiple days without having to pre-allocate the points to a specific vehicle.  Some other routing software can only optimize a sequence of points in an itinerary for one vehicle.  Furthermore, C2RouteApp™ takes over 60 constraints and parameters into account while calculating the most cost-effective routes.

What does the term “Route Optimization” mean?

“Route Optimization” is the development of routes to manage all planned stops for various types of operations that have requirements to go to locations (stops) away from their “Home” location.  The result of the optimized routes is the most economical path to reach all of the stops within the particular parameters of the individual operation and still complete the work on time and at the lowest possible cost.  These costs include but are not limited to, labor, fuel, time, etc.

Can C2RouteApp™ plan routes in advance?

YES!  C2RouteApp™ can calculate optimal routes for one or more vehicle or field worker at the same time.  This can be done for one day, multiple days, weeks, or months in advance.

Can C2RouteApp™ take truck capacity into account to make sure pickups/collected items will fit?

YES!  C2RouteApp™ has the ability to use specific vehicle capacities for multiple items being collected.

Customers have specific times of the day when they can be visited. Can C2RouteApp™ accommodate these specific time visits and still optimize routes?

YES!  C2RouteApp™ has the option to set specific time windows when customers can be visited.  These can be set for each individual customer if needed.

How do you input data into the application?

C2RouteApp™ allows users to upload Home Base locations, stop locations, vehicles, or entire saved projects from Microsoft Excel files.  “Pushpins” are then displayed on the map for each location.  They can also be added individually through the interface.

What is the available geographic coverage?

Currently, C2RouteApp™ is available for the entire U.S. and Canada (including Hawaii and Alaska.)

How are customers located on the map?

Plotting locations on a map is achieved with C2RouteApp™’s highly accurate “geocoding” technology.  After specifying an address for a location, GPS coordinates (Latitude and Longitude) are created for each location.  Users can move locations on the map by dragging the pushpins while referencing detailed aerial satellite imagery.  You can also save your GPS coordinates so that you can maintain 100% accuracy.

Does C2RouteApp™ provide driving directions and maps?

YES!  C2RouteApp can output statistical reports, detailed turn-by-turn driving directions, elaborate full color maps, and even truck loading plans, if needed, that can be saved and printed.

Do you provide technical support?

YES!  We have a highly knowledgeable technical support team that is available to provide assistance.

How much does C2RouteApp™ cost?

The typical cost is less than $1.50 per day.  For detailed pricing information, please contact us today for more information.

How do I purchase C2RouteApp™?

C2RouteApp™ is a service that is accessed over a common Internet connection.  There is no special software required.  The cost for C2RouteApp™ is based on the number of vehicles to be routed and is paid for on a monthly basis. Contact us to subscribe to and purchase C2RouteApp™.