It’s amazing how many of today’s waste operations still keep track and manage their daily work routes using a standard spreadsheet. There’s nothing wrong with that as a tool to help build out the routes, but easily translating a spreadsheet into clean, easy to communicate and digitized routes to send to your mobile workers shouldn’t be a huge chore. In fact, it isn’t – it’s automatic and it’s easy with the right waste fleet management solution.
StreetEagle has developed a fully-automated route management solution for fixed-route delivery operations – a perfect fit for both liquid and solid waste operations. It’s called LiveRoute, and it’s a single, unified waste fleet management platform that allows you to:
- Create, optimize, schedule and dispatch routes
- Monitor each route’s status in real-time
- Analyze route performance through reports and dashboards
- Equip workers with mobile apps to report on status, exceptions and accept new assignments through the touch of a button
Let’s say you’ve got the daily routes for your waste pickups organized in an electronic spreadsheet. In just a few clicks, you can manually import that spreadsheet into the StreetEagle fleet management software platform. From there, you can easily create and plan daily routes utilizing Google maps, and visualize the day’s work. The software automatically imports your routes and geocodes your locations for you.
From there, you can use an interface in the software called the Route Manager to audit, send, print or make changes to routes (adds, deletes, reorder stops). Once they’re ready to go, you press one button and… all of your routes displayed on the map, with satellite and street views of any location in real time.
The waste fleet management software also makes it easy to dispatch these routes from the software to your mobile workers’ tablets (which StreetEagle also provides if your operation isn’t currently using them). Your daily work is digitized, mobilized and able to be monitored in real-time – without fumbling through inefficient paper or spreadsheets and losing time trying to make adjustments after the fact.