Multiple Stop, Route Optimization Gps

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Bryan K.'s Comment
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I deliver food to restaurants. I have 15 stops a day. I am looking for a GPS to route my stops. route optimization.

Old School's Comment
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I know you can enter stops in the Rand McNally models.

Old School's Comment
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15 stops a day. You Food Service guys are the super heroes of trucking!

I had to lay down in my sleeper and take a nap after reading that. Just reading that made me tired. Then my knees started hurting, but my back pain was getting more severe than my knees. smile.gif

Army 's Comment
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I believe Rob T did that recently maybe he will chime in and give some thoughts. I would have to reread his entire thread, but I thought his company routed him.

icecold24k's Comment
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You food service guys are the real MVP's.. Nothing but respect, you guys work really hard. Tight schedules and even tighter parking lots. But yes I think when you enter all your stops into the Rand McNally you can order the stops by what makes most sense. It will give you suggestions I am pretty sure.

Bird-one's Comment
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Check out Route4Me on the app store.

Army 's Comment
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Bryan, reason I mentioned Rob T's diary is because don't your stops have times associated with them? I just remember him sharing that it was so important to get there on time.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I believe Rob T did that recently maybe he will chime in and give some thoughts. I would have to reread his entire thread, but I thought his company routed him.

My company put the stops in order but I didnt need GPS too much due to having a set route in an area I became real familiar with. Whenever I'd get a new stop I'd use GPS on my phone (google) and use common sense about the roads to avoid non truck routes as much as possible. Keeping an eye on signs ESPECIALLY low clearances is a must. If you dont have a set route and yet and get sent on different routes I'd definitely suggest using a GPS although I'm not familiar with the truck GPS is make a suggestion. A huge downside of not having a set route and being a floater Is most times you may not know where you're going or what stops you have until you get in in the morning. With the pace of foodservice work it makes it difficult to have the time to plug in a ton of stops. I'd suggest using google maps to do a satellite view if you're not familiar with a stop. Also make sure you google the address, not the restaurant name. I did that a couple times only to find out they had multiple locations or they just moved and Google didnt update location. It isnt fun driving 15 minutes to a place to realize the real delivery point was only 5 from where you started and now you're set back about a half hour. If you dont mind me asking what company is it?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You can do that in both Rand McNally and Garmin GPSs.

Jamie's Comment
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Garmin's, and most newer GPSs can handle this. I use a Garmin as I usually have between 6 to 14 stops a day, or lower on slow days.

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