If you run a courier service business then you will wish to make sure that you contain your business expenditure as much as possible and maximise your time. In this respect, one of the things that can help you achieve these things is to plan your delivery route in detail.

If you have say 100 parcels to deliver on a daily basis then it will be better if you can deliver them in a particular order. For instance, you don’t want to be delivering your first parcel to a residential or business premises 20 miles from your starting point and then have to travel 15 miles back towards your starting point to deliver the second parcel and then make your third drop off fairly close to where you delivered your first parcel to.

In the above example, you will end up using fuel that you need not have done so thus wasting much need money and spent too much time in your delivery van or lorry.

Courier drivers spend many hours behind the wheels of their vehicles and can get tired with this, potentially, leading to an increase in road traffic accidents. So, by planning your route carefully may mean that you are less likely to be involved in a road traffic accident. It is worth bearing in mind that if you have to claim on your courier insurance policy following a road traffic accident that, when your policy comes up for renewal, your premium may well have increased.

Planning your route carefully may mean that you are less likely to get stressed as you feel in control more. You should not need to rush to get from one drop off to another one many miles away. You should also be able to spend more time with your family if you have been able to plan your delivery route and drop off all the day’s parcels quicker than if you had not bothered to plan your route.

You can plan your delivery route manually but you may be interested to note that you can also use an app to help you plan your route. In this respect, why not do some research on the Internet about this?