DirectRoute’s routing technology provides one of the fastest optimal route planning algorithms now available in routing solutions on the market today. Utilizing DirectRoute to plan and develop routes can improve efficient workflows in every step of the logistical arena, from planning and analysis to dispatch, tracking, and reporting.

  • Improve capacity usage.
  • Reduce empty miles.
  • Less manual routing through advanced algorithms.
  • Save time planning/routing.
  • Build various routing scenarios with the Scenario Manager tool.
  • Automate load and optimization of routes.
  • Download order and customer files.
  • Route modifications from the map screen.
  • Route modifications from the Route Book.


As each stop is loaded, DirectRoute uses the routing parameters defined in each project to determine truck departure and arrival times and distances between stops and depots. As the routes are built, vital statistical data pertaining to each route is summarized and provided with each routing solution, including: 

  • The total miles driven on each route and time required to complete.
  • Total volume (i.e. weight, cube, etc.) and cost.
  • Combined totals (all the above) of all routes and averages.


Once routes have been established, DirectRoute provides several options that allow routes to be immediately viewed, modified, printed, and saved. Additional options include:

  • Maintain key route statistics (total drive time, work time, miles drove, capacity utilization, costs, etc.
  • Display and print detailed delivery schedules with arrival/departure times.
  • Upload routes to an Order Management System, GPS tracking system, or other.
  • Download orders from an Order Management System to update or build additional routes.


DirectRoute utilizes a few primary components to develop an effective routing solution. 

  • Routing data in the form of Route Files determine the who, what, when, and where of routing.
  • Types of routes, or the type of results expected, in the routing solution (fixed, skeletal, zone based, or dynamic).
  • Routing Parameters, or Routing Preferences, help DirectRoute determine the ‘how’ to route, or routing environment, which may include various constraints (work rules, travel restrictions, delivery windows, available equipment, etc.) that must be followed.