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Are you routing your way out of roadworks?

Roadworks appear everywhere and often cause congestion and inconvenience.

Highways England are planning more than 120 road schemes on routes just in the South West of England over the next year. This includes major improvements to the M4 and M5 Motorways.

Between April 2020 and March 2021 Highways England resurfaced nearly 200 miles of roads throughout the South West region.

With so many road improvement schemes taking place across the UK, disruption is to be expected. It is therefore vital that road haulage and delivery companies use route planning software that can route vehicles away from congestion problems caused by road works or road traffic accidents as they become identified and select the best routes based on the very latest traffic data.

Descartes’ route optimisation software uses the latest road network data, including traffic flows at time of travel, the day of the week, and direction of travel, when calculating the best route for a delivery. Our vehicle telematics and mobile apps enable planners and controllers to see, in real-time, the location of their vehicles on their computer screen as an overlay of the route planning map, easily enabling controllers to reroute vehicles and update customers on the progress of their deliveries. Better route plans improve delivery times and enable companies to increase their delivery capacity while also reducing their carbon footprint.

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