With most countries in the world experiencing cost-of-living increases that haven’t been seen in decades, it’s more important than ever that businesses & nonprofits with fleets learn how to fight inflation with routing software. While the prices of goods and services have risen sharply in recent years, route planning software is an affordable tool that reduces a wide variety of operational costs & increases profitability for any business or non-profit involved in deliveries, pick-ups, service calls, or sales calls.
In November 2022, the consumer price index showed that prices rose 7.1% compared to November of 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While this rate is down from 9.1% in June of 2022, it’s still the highest rate in more than 40 years and is three times higher than the Federal Reserve’s target rate of 2%.
While gas prices have fallen in recent weeks, there’s always the possibility that fuel prices will spike based on supply and demand, supply chain issues, and more.
With that in mind, owners & operators of businesses and non-profits should look to route planning software to fight inflation.
How RouteSavvy Can Help Businesses & Non-profits Fight Inflation
RouteSavvy route planning software allows fleet managers to plug in the day’s stops and let RouteSavvy optimize the route in one of 2 ways: the shortest distance, i.e., the least miles driven, or the fastest route. Regardless of which way you choose to optimize your routes, you’re going to save money and/or you’re going to save time. Here’s a look at how routing software tools like RouteSavvy help fight inflation:
Shortest Distance Routing = Less Miles Driven
- Lower fuel costs
- Less frequent tire replacement
- Less frequent oil changes
- Less vehicle wear-and-tear makes it last longer
- Lower driver overtime costs
Fastest Route = Time Savings
When you optimize a route for “fastest route,” the time savings typically lead to productivity increases. In simple terms, you can shoe-horn more deliveries, pick-ups, service calls, or sales calls into the day. This results in more revenue and can insulate your business or nonprofit from rising costs of items & services you need to keep your business or non-profit running.
The bottom line is that any time you can reduce operating costs and increase productivity for a minimal investment, your business or non-profit will be able to weather economic times of high inflation. RouteSavvy helps you fight inflation with routing software that’s affordable, effective, easy to learn, and easy to use.
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