shrug-l: Finding a cost efficient trip route

Sykes, John John.Sykes at
Thu May 12 09:26:46 EDT 2011

Henry, et al:

Back a few years ago UPS spend some $60,000 and used ArcInfo to set up their delivery routes to favor right turns and eliminate as many left turns as possible (due to the longer time on average that a vehicle spends idling at a stop sign or waiting for a traffic light to change).  It is my understanding that this exercise ended up saving UPS something like two million dollars a year on truck fuel.  Optimizing routing is worth the effort.

-- John

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From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of C. Henry Depew
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:15 PM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: Finding a cost efficient trip route

      Some of you may know about this site.  If not, it might be
worth a look if any you has a certain route you cover on a regular
basis, or need to find the most cost efficient route, then here is
the tool for you.

The way it works is you sign up for the 30 day free trial which
allows you to schedule up to 50 vehicles.

After the 30 day trial you can revert to an indefinite (no ending)
free account for one vehicle only.

C. Henry Depew

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