How to divide requests between vehicles equally?

 It's no secret that vehicles can suddenly break down, a driver can get sick, or more vehicles than usual can be needed. Accordingly, for reinsurance, it is better to have a small reserve of vehicles. What if there are more vehicles than necessary for a daily delivery, but the work, at the same time, needs to be divided among all drivers? The most obvious solution - to divide the points equally between the couriers - does not actually distribute the load evenly: there are different distances between the points, and the time spent at the points waiting for unloading can vary greatly. As a result, one driver can finish all the work by lunchtime, while the other is busy until the evening. In such cases, we suggest aligning the work of couriers in time. ANT-Logistics will take into account the number of points, speed limits, distance differences and unloading times - as a result, you will get efficient routes that will be as similar as possible in time.

There are 2 options for calculating with time alignment.

First one, you need to distribute the load equally among the vehicles, but at the same time, the number of vehicles involved must be reasonable. In this case, having selected vehicles, check the box - Align routes in time, indicating Yes :


After completing the calculation, we see: firstly, out of all the selected vehicles, the service used only 3, and secondly, all routes are approximately the same in duration:


The second option assumes a balance in time for all selected vehicles. Do everything as in the previous example, but specify Yes in the additional parameters - in the Use all autos vehicles field:


After performing the calculation, you can make sure that all selected vehicles are involved in the delivery, while their work time is as balanced as possible:


If you are interested in the described functionality, we are ready to demonstrate its operation, perform the necessary settings and provide access to the service. To do this, leave a request on the ANT-Logistics website.


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