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TN360 - Journey Planner

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Key Takeaways

Journey Planner is a powerful tool that allows users to create smarter, more specific turn-by-turn routes for vehicles. Users are able to build journeys for all aspects of the business for drivers to complete that takes into account scheduled stops they are required to take. The solution is designed to work in conjunction with SmartNav: Route on the driver's in-cabin productivity and compliance tool, to provide drivers with turn-by-turn navigation to their destination following the specified route.

If the vehicle, for any reason deviates from the chosen route, real-time alerts are raised for both the driver and the back-office team. The system then uniquely reroutes the driver safely back onto the chosen route, rather than the quickest route to the destination. 

What is Journey Planner?

Journey Planner is an application within TN360 that allows businesses to plan specific routes for their vehicles, that takes into account scheduled stops for jobs as well as waypoints the driver must pass through for compliance. The prepared journey is then available in real-time for the driver to select via SmartNav: Route on their in-vehicle device.

This helps ensure that the driver is both safe and efficient, and provides a means for the business to be compliant with specific tasks they are undertaking - especially when undertaking tasks transporting dangerous goods, like hazardous chemicals or jet fuel, that require specific conditions for the business. To help with this, journey planners alerts in real-time, to both the driver and the back office, if the route is deviated from and gets the driver safely back on track. 

Who is Journey Planner for?

Journey Planner and SmartNav: Route are an invaluable tool for businesses that:

  • Are handling sensitive and valuable cargo.
  • Operate in precise areas where vehicles are only permitted on certain streets or roads.
  • Are transporting abnormal loads and need to ensure vehicles follow a specific route.
  • Have specific contract terms with their customers.
  • Require to keep safety records of all jobs for their drivers due to sensitive nature of their work.

What makes Journey Planner different?

Journey Planner is a unique application that brings route planning and navigation into a single solution, simplifying the process of managing route compliance.

When Journey Planner is paired with SmartNav: Route, drivers who have deviated from their set path are first notified they are off the selected journey, and immediately directed back to the defined route via the safest roads so they can continue to their destination in the safest and most compliant way.

This is only possible by having a fully integrated route planning and navigation platform where route information can seamlessly flow between the planning software and the in vehicle navigation device.

How can Journey Planner help your business?

One of the most important components of Journey Planner is its ease of use. In minutes you can create specific routes and dispatch drivers with turn by turn navigation that will guide them to their destination on the pre-set route. This is particularly important when you are carrying sensitive or valuable cargo. It is also a terrific value-added service that customers can promote when bidding for contracts, allowing them to demonstrate that they have embraced the latest technology to ensure safe transit of cargo.

Journey Planner also helps to protect drivers by immediately alerting office staff to route deviations, unscheduled stops and excessive journey times. If any problem arises unexpectedly, those who need to know about it are informed immediately, helping managers to protect drivers and make the smartest possible decision when facing changing circumstances.